24 Saint John-area projects supported by Environmental Trust Fund (09/08/18)

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Aug. 18, 2009

SAINT JOHN (CNB) - An investment of $574,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) will be made in 24 environmentally friendly projects beneficial to the Saint John region, Environment Minister Rick Miles announced today.


"Our government is strongly commitment to promoting environmental sustainability and environmental stewardship in New Brunswick, and these ETF investments are a testament to that fact," said Miles. "To achieve self-sufficiency by 2026, New Brunswick must be proactive in fostering environmental sustainability so that our communities will continue to be healthy places to live, be attractive to residents, and be drivers of economic growth."

Each year the ETF provides significant support to community-based initiatives to restore, improve, preserve and protect air, land and water resources in New Brunswick.

The department announced in April that almost $4 million from the ETF would be invested in 167 environmental projects throughout New Brunswick in 2009-10.

"Through the promotion of environmental stewardship, climate change, and capacity-building activities in all regions of New Brunswick, this year's projects will be effective in helping our province reach the goals of the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan and achieve environmental sustainability," said Miles.

Revenue for the fund comes from about half of the environmental fee paid on redeemable beverage containers in New Brunswick.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of projects in the Saint John region to be supported with ETF investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.

Projects supported with ETF investments