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Shannon Philips from the crappy Alberta NDP announced a $600,000 grant towards for climate literacy and education.
Non-profit green energy companies will have access to this money funded by Carbon Tax.
“Again and again we have heard from Albertans that education is crucial to motivate people to act on climate change,” said Shannon Phillips, the government minister responsible for the climate change portfolio.
Phillips said public information and education campaigns have been a way to address other social issues in the past, and feels the message will help Albertans better understand and address climate change.
“There was a time when kids went home with anti-smoking information and it was sometimes questioned by their parents. Or information in the 1980’s about recycling and the effects of Styrofoam on our landfills,” said Phillips. “This is just another step in ‘when we know better, we do better.’”
“This kind of grant can really fill in a place where people can learn how to save money, make changes in their community infrastructure, or to make – or advocate – smaller changes in their communities,” said Phillips. “It’s a part of addressing one of the most important issues of our time, and giving communities the tools to do that.”
Phillips said other initiatives, like incentives for homeowners to go solar, are still in the works and should be announced soon.
Brian Jean responded on Facebook:
What a waste of money. Are there grant programs available to get NDP MLAs trained in economics?
This is just another one of Rachel Notley’s attempt to bring Alberta into poverty.
Is Rachel Notley headed down the patch Kathleen Wynne is going?