The province is giving a funding boost to 14 green initiatives in Manitoba as a part of $1.5 million in grants from the Conservation and Climate Fund.

Environment Minister Jeff Wharton said Thursday that the cash goes to varsities, municipalities, businesses and other groups which are working to guard the environment by reducing greenhouse gases and addressing the results of climate change.

The fund, which was launched in 2020, saw a rise to its recent total earlier this 12 months to assist green-light more projects.

“Our government is proud to support these green projects that work to mitigate carbon emissions, develop green technology and conserve Manitoba’s varied natural landscapes and abundant waterways,” said Wharton.

“These environmentally responsible initiatives will help protect the environment while advancing the Manitoba government’s priority to transition the province to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.”

Amongst this 12 months’s recipients are RRC Polytech ($67,500 for a drain water heat recovery system and $150,000 for a digital flood-resilient infrastructure project), Little Brown Jug Brewing Company ($150,000 for a carbon dioxide recapture system) and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation ($25,000 for the expansion of a water sample evaluation program).

The village of St-Pierre-Jolys, city of Flin Flon and Rural Municipality of Cartier are among the many municipal recipients of the funding.


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