Milton Receives Funding for Green Innovation

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced $433,900 in funding for Milton as part of the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.

"I am pleased to hear the Town has received funding more green initiatives," said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz.

"Taking advantage of advancements in technology and innovations that help make our community more sustainable is a win for everyone."

The bulk of this funding will allow the Town of Milton to begin replacing some of its current fleet of natural gas ice resurfacers with electric ones.

The funding breakdown includes $308,900 for electric ice resurfacers and $125,000 to develop a green innovation plan.

Electric ice resurfacers have a lower fuel cost and a lifecycle that is nearly twice as long as a natural gas models.

The new ice resurfacers will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, providing a cleaner environment inside recreation facilities.

The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The program is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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