Environmental initiatives receive funds

Three climate action expenditures, totalling $10,780, have received municipal council approval.

Three climate action expenditures, totalling $10,780, have received municipal council approval.

The expenditures are $5,280 for the preparation of a tree farm at the wastewater treatment plant, $4,000 for the Bring Back the Bottle Project by Enactus Okanagan College and $1,500 for hot water recycling for the Zamboni machine at the Summerland Arena.

The tree farm and Bring Back the Bottle Project have already been completed, but because of a misunderstanding by staff, had not been submitted to council for approval earlier.

The Climate Action Committee reviews requests for funding projects which are green in nature and makes recommendations to council for funding approval.

The 2014 Climate Action budget was $40,000.

The balance of this year’s budget, $29,220, will be carried forward to 2015.