Columbia Basin Trust announces funding for climate resilience projects

Organizations across the Columbia Basin will receive funding for projects like purchasing electric vehicles for community use and establishing organics collection programs.

The City of Kimberley will implement an organics-diversion project with support from the Trust.

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced funding for eight new projects meant to help communities become more climate-resilient. 

As part of the Trust’s Climate Resilience Program, over $1.7 million will be awarded to communities to support projects like buying low-speed electric vehicles, hosting workshops to highlight clean-energy and energy-efficiency options for residents, and establishing organics collection programs.

“People, groups and communities throughout the region are committed to becoming more climate resilient, and we’re here to support their efforts,” said Columbia Basin Trust senior manager of Special Initiatives Katie Kendall. 

“These projects focus on actions in anticipation of, and in response to events, trends or opportunities related to climate change.”

The projects being supported are mainly in Kimberley, Nelson and Rossland, along with several by regional organizations in the Kootenays.

No Revelstoke-specific projects are receiving funding this round.

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