The B.C. government is providing rebate funding to Kent and Harrison Hot Springs in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness
“Reducing pollution requires effort, not only for the larger cities, but also small towns and communities,” said Throness. “Communities like Kent and Harrison Hot Springs will benefit by becoming more energy efficient and become more attractive destinations to live and visit.”
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program 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 their climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.
In March 2015, $6.4 million was provided to B.C. communities.
Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided more than $25 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.
To learn about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm