Environmental Trust Fund supports active transportation (10/06/08)

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June 8, 2010

QUISPAMSIS (CNB) - The provincial government will invest $20,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) in an active transportation plan in Quispamsis. Health Minister Mary Schryer made the announcement today.

"The ETF is an important tool in our government's plan to address the effects of climate change in our province," said Schryer. "This excellent project, which will encourage people to find alternate transportation and leave their cars at home when possible, is another example of how our government is working with New Brunswickers to find solutions to our changing climate."

Schryer spoke on behalf of Environment Minister Rick Miles

The Town of Quispamsis will develop the plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. The plan will encompass education, programs, strategic recommendations, policies and planning.

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 172 environmental projects throughout New Brunswick in 2010-11.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.