'Green Your Campbell Cash' Website Harnesses Power of BC's Carbon Tax Rebate



    Web tool Creates Marketplace of Cool New Climate Action Projects, Lets
    Visitors Vote

    VANCOUVER, June 9 /CNW/ - An innovative new website launched today allows
British Columbians to rally support for their climate change projects, or give
to the ones they like best.
    Green Your Campbell Cash (www.greenyourcampbellcash.ca) showcases a wide
variety of climate action projects taking place province-wide to which British
Columbians can contribute the $100 dividend they will receive this month.
    Launched by TheTyee.ca, BC's leading online independent news source, in
partnership with the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Voters Taking Action
on Climate Change, David Suzuki Foundation, and the Pembina Institute, the
website was developed in response to the B.C. government's "revenue neutral"
carbon tax and accompanying $100 Climate Action Dividend going to every
British Columbian this month.
    "We feel that taking action collectively on community-based projects can
be more powerful than simply going out and buying environmentally friendly
lightbulbs," said David Beers, editor of TheTyee.ca. "This site will help to
ensure the Climate Action Dividend achieves its intended purpose, which,
according to the provincial budget, is to help British Columbians reduce their
dependence on fossil fuels."
    Groups and individuals are invited to submit climate action projects to
the site that are geared toward education, advocacy, public engagement,
adaptation, emissions reduction or carbon capture. Some of the projects
currently featured on the site include Beat the Heat Backyard festivals to
raise awareness of climate change, a cargo bike co-op and a fundraising
campaign to build a Burns Bog interpretive centre.
    Visitors can vote for their favourite projects and connect with project
organizers to make a donation.
    The site will be accepting project submissions until July 15.





For further information:

For further information: Lisa Manfield at (604) 689-7489 or
lmanfield@thetyee.ca

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