Provincial Funding Will Help School District Reduce Carbon Footprint
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School District has received $320,227 to help with the purchase of a new boiler for Ecole Lac des Bois Elementary.
The funding has come through Victoria’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP).
Secretary treasurer Allan Reed said the District applied for the funding in January.
“The last two years there has been funding, I can’t say if it will continue. It will upgrade the existing boiler in the school which will provide energy efficiency.”
He says the Distirct received about $170,000 under the same program last year which was used to replace the boiler at Southridge Elementary.
Since the program began in 2012, the provincial government says school districts now achieve annual savings of more than $1.2 million in school and vehicle operating costs as well as a reduction of 4,000 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions as a direct result of the projects.