LANGLEY – The B.C. government is providing over $146,000 to the City of Langley and Township of Langley in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. The City of Langley will receive $20,194 and the Township of Langley will receive $126,157.

“As the MLA for Langley and the Minister of the Environment, I am extremely proud that British Columbia is a leader in climate action,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak. “The City of Langley incorporates sustainability into all parts of its operations and this funding will help support initiatives to reduce carbon emissions while fostering economic growth.”

“Langley is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint while still allowing businesses to thrive,” said Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman. “At the local level, this program helps businesses limit their carbon emissions while also saving on energy costs and improving inefficiencies.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In March 2015, $6.4 million was provided to B.C. communities.

Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided more than $25 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 96 per cent of communities in B.C. have signed the Climate Action Charter.

To learn about the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm.