Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced payments to schools under the Climate Action Incentive Fund. The government is providing 12 million dollars to fund 164 projects that will help schools save money, reduce energy costs and enable them to take part in Canada’s climate plan.
From the fund Creighton School Division is receiving 133 thousand dollars and Flin Flon School Division just over 57 thousand dollars. Both Divisions will put the money towards the cost of upgrading to more energy efficient LED lighting.
The Minister explained this funding comes from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money and create good green jobs. It was launched in May 2019 and returns carbon pollution pricing proceeds to the jurisdiction where they were collected.