Manitoba announces $1 m for green economic recovery & climate adaptation
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Winnipeg (MB)/Canadian-Media: Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced Oct 15 awarding of $1 million grant by the Conservation and Climate Fund to nine organizations for green projects throughout the province.
“Manitoba continues to take important steps to restart our economy and create jobs, and our government is committed to supporting environmentally responsible initiatives,” said Guillemard. “These projects support a cleaner environment, climate adaptation and low-carbon economic growth.”
Launched in 2020, Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Fund with its commitment to ongoing support for environmental projects has granted awards to nine organizations as follows:
Four organizations ere awarded with $150,000 funding are: Strategic Systems Engineering Inc. which provides phosphorus and bio-char production from locally harvested biomass, Red River Basin Commission for a Netley Marsh renewal pilot on the restoration of vegetation shelves; Gardewine Group for a heavy-duty electric truck, electrical infrastructure, and operational testing, and Tecmerra Methane Solutions Ltd. for cleantech development involving methane to methanol technology.
Green Action Centre was awarded $35,000 for an advanced compost pilot involving provincial government buildings; Carbon Block was awarded approximately $122,000 to research fertilizer application practices to reduce nutrient loading in Manitoba’s waterways and achieve greenhouse-gas emissions reductions; Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba received $69,000 to support the electrification of fleet vehicles to promote the use of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles; Winnipeg Trails Association Inc. — approximately $59,000 to support Winter Peg 2022 to create winter activity in parks and community green spaces throughout Winnipeg; and Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM), approximately $114,000 to support education about the transition to zero-emission vehicles by municipalities.