Halton Hills’ new climate change fund to support town’s goal of becoming carbon-neutral community
Back in 2019, Halton Hills Council passed a Climate Change Emergency Declaration along with setting a target of becoming a carbon-neutral community by the year 2030.
As a result, the town has established a new Climate Change Investment Fund (CCIF). This will support action by organizations, individuals and community groups to reduce their carbon footprints through mitigation and adaptation measures in order to support their goal.
“This funding demonstrates our commitment to addressing climate change,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette.
“All the climate change actions we take now to reduce our carbon footprint will make a difference today and tomorrow. Let’s work together to make a positive impact in our community for the health of the environment.”
Residents are encouraged to apply to the CCIF; where money from the fund will support actions aligning with the town’s community climate change initiatives.
The applications may focus on air quality, energy conservation and efficiency, environmental education, water conservation, waste reduction, green space enhancement, preserving natural assets, biodiversity, ecosystem and more.
Successful applicants may receive $2,000 from the funding budget of $15,000 available for 2021.
The deadline for applications is August 3.
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