Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Launches Program Offering Green Grants to Non-Profit,volunteer Groups

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Launches Program Offering Green Grants to Non-Profit,volunteer Groups

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Alberta to offer green grants to non-profits

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CALGARY - The Alberta government is launching a grant program to help non-profit agencies and volunteer groups move to a green economy.

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announced Friday that $1 million is being made available to help those groups do energy efficiency audits and prioritize where they can make changes to save money.

Phillips says when making those changes, the groups will also be eligible for rebates and incentives for high-efficiency products.

"We are ensuring that non-profit organizations across the province are in a position to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy," said Phillips.

She said the program, "will mean that non-profits have the tools and the supports that they need to lower their operations' costs (and) have the information they need to confidently invest in energy efficiency upgrades or modifications to make sure they're making the right choices at the right time. …

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