In celebration of Earth Day, Environment and Local Government Minister Kim Jardine announced the recipients of the 2003-2004 New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) awards on April 22, 2003. A total of 214 projects will receive about $5-million in assistance from the trust fund, which provides assistance for action-oriented projects with tangible, measurable results to protect, preserve and enhance the province’s environment. The New Brunswick beverage containers recycling program generates funds for the ETF.
The New Brunswick-focussed entities eligible for funding include: community, regional and provincial-based environmental groups/organizations; municipalities and business improvement areas; non-profit organizations and institutions that are furthering sustainable development; and, national environmental organizations requesting assistance to undertake projects within New Brunswick.
The awards cover six categories: beautification, conservation, education, protection, restoration and sustainable development. A list of the awards can be found online at: http://www.gnb.ca/0009/0373/0004
For further information, contact Christelle Lger at 506-453-3700