Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) is the 2008 recipient of a $50,000 Green City Award, given by LiveSmart BC. Congratulations are due to residents of the CRD for doing their part to make the region sustainable.
The Green City Awards celebrate leaders in environmentally sound action, and encourages all participants to work toward a higher standard in green practices and programs. The CRD submitted an application to the Green City Awards in four key project areas:
- Development of a Community Energy Plan and a Climate Change Corporate Action Plan
- The Hartland Landfill gas collection and utilization project
- A comprehensive water conservation program
- The Regional Housing Affordability Strategy and the Housing Trust fund, a key implementation initiative under the Strategy
“By finding economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly solutions to our region’s challenges,” said CRD Board Chair Denise Blackwell, “we can continue to help make the Capital Region a greener place to live, now and in the future.”
The CRD wishes to thank the BC Government for their support of green practices in the province. The Board will meet to determine the best strategy for use of the award funds. “This is a great day for the CRD,” said Blackwell. “With support from the Green City Award the CRD will continue in the creation of a sustainable region.”
The award was accepted by two CRD Board Members, Esquimalt Mayor Chris Clement and Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton.
For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
CRD Corporate Communications