Environment Canada

Environment Canada

September 14, 2010 16:49 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Community Environmental Projects in Nova Scotia

DEBERT, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Cabinet Minister responsible for Nova Scotia and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice, today announced funding from the EcoAction Community Funding Program for eight new environmental projects in Nova Scotia. In total, $205,888 in federal funding will support local action to reduce pollution, improve air and water quality, and protect wildlife and natural habitat.

"The International Year of Biodiversity provides an opportunity to celebrate Nova Scotia's natural wealth as a source of pride, prosperity and security for all Nova Scotians and Canadians," said Minister MacKay. "Environment Canada's action-focused initiatives to protect, rehabilitate or enhance the environment will help to ensure Canadians have clean air, water, land, and energy."

"This government is committed to addressing the environmental priorities of Canadians," said Minister Prentice. "We are proud to support community groups across the country who are willing to take concrete action through on-the-ground environmental projects that will achieve a more sustainable Canada. Your actions, large or small, will help to protect the abundance and variety of life that is part of our natural heritage."

The EcoAction Community Funding Program is a Government of Canada initiative that supports projects that rehabilitate, protect or enhance the natural environment, and builds the capacity of communities and individuals in support of a more sustainable Canada. The 8 projects announced today will assist locally-based, non-profit organizations in initiating actions that result in cleaner air, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner water, and the protection of nature at the local community level.

More information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program is available on Environment Canada's website, at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction.

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