13 projects in Caraquet region supported by Environmental Trust Fund (09/10/09)

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Oct. 9, 2009

CARAQUET (CNB) - An investment of $278,500 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) will be made in 13 environment friendly projects beneficial to the Caraquet region, Environment Minister Rick Miles announced today.

"Our government is strongly committed 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 support to community-based initiatives to restore, improve, preserve and protect air, land and water resources in New Brunswick.

The Department of Environment 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 ETF 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 Caraquet region to be supported with ETF investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.

Projects supported by ETF investments in the Caraquet area