The call for a better future begins today
The call for a better future begins today, at betterfuturefund.ca!
The Government of British Columbia is inviting citizens to share their thoughts on the carbon tax by August 31st. We think climate leadership is critical, and that the tax is a good policy that could be made even better. But how?
The reality is, the carbon tax doesn't cover all of British Columbia's emissions. If it did, if all industrial climate pollution were subject to the tax, the government could collect an extra $125 million per year. This money could be used to help secure a better future for communities around the province.
We call it the Better Future Fund - a hypothetical "green" fund that could be creating healthier, greener and more prosperous cities, towns, and neighborhoods around the province early as this coming year. How do you think $125 million could be spent to secure a better future for your British Columbia community? Better transit? More funding for energy retrofits? District energy for your neighborhood?
See what citizens are saying at betterfuturefund.ca. Then take a moment to let the Government of British Columbia know that the carbon tax could be put to work as an economic and innovation engine, to support more green transportation and similar initiatives that cut emissions and build stronger communities.
We developed the Better Future Fund in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute, and the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association. Look for all of us on Twitter (@BetterFutureBC) and Facebook.
You’ve seen this summer’s headlines. Now is the time to take our celebrated climate leadership to the next level. Our team is working to accelerate Canada's transition towards a prosperous and efficient low-carbon economy. We believe the carbon tax is an excellent regional policy that exemplifies the kind of leadership we need across the country, and we’re proud to be a part of this collaboration. Let’s build on B.C.’s success, together.
Clean Energy Canada, a program of Tides Canada
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