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Environmental grants approved

The city will contribute more than $4,000 toward new waste collection bins for the Raven Recycling Society and a series of food growing and processing workshops to be offered by the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre.

By Whitehorse Star on March 13, 2019

The city will contribute more than $4,000 toward new waste collection bins for the Raven Recycling Society and a series of food growing and processing workshops to be offered by the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre.

Council approved environmental grants for the two organizations at its meeting Monday night.

A total grant of $2,869 will go to Raven for its plans to replace the waste bins used for its event rental service. It’s anticipated the entire project will cost about $3,605.

Meanwhile, the women’s centre will receive a grant of $1,260 for its series of three workshops, anticipated to cost a total of $2,646.

The city’s environmental grant is available “to encourage and enable societies, commercial organizations and schools to be active partners in achieving the city’s sustainability goals.”

With a maximum of $12,750 available through the city’s environmental grants this year, additional funding could be put toward other applications through the remainder of 2019.

Council was unanimous in approving the grants for Raven and the women’s centre.

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