DAWSON CREEK – The B.C. Government is providing over $130,000 in grants to Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier today.

  • Chetwynd                           $31,775
  • Dawson Creek                   $81,420
  • Tumbler Ridge                   $21,156

“I think the combined efforts of our communities results in a more energy efficient way to deliver services,” said Bernier. “Local governments influence 40 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia and our northern communities are making a difference from both an environmental standpoint and value to local rate payers.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100% of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.

Learn More:

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:

http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm