Dec 11, 2012 - 7 years ago
By Supply Post
Shell’s FuellingChange programme recently made funding awards of close to $1 million to support over 50 environmental projects across Canada. The winning projects range from building an industrial composting system to reducing waste entering landfills in Alberta, to the delivery of water management and watershed educational programming to over 20 schools in Montmagny and area in Quebec.
Two organizations received the top grant of $100,000:
• Clean Nova Scotia, based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for their project “Drive Wiser-Drive Less- Get More”
• Credit Valley Conservation Foundation in Mississauga, Ontario for their project “Conservation Youth Corps”
"Clean Nova Scotia is incredibly excited to be a top grant recipient from Shell’s FuellingChange," said Andrea MacDonald, Transportation Manager for Clean Nova Scotia. "Funds received will enable us to develop our new Drive Less initiative; encouraging Nova Scotians to discover sustainable transportation options available to them."
FuellingChange winners come from across Canada. Other recipients include Edson & District Recycling Society in Edson, Alberta and NEAT Green Freight in Fort St. John, B.C.
Since 2011 FuellingChange has invited Shell customers to vote on-line for pre-selected projects that restore, protect and enhance Canada’s land, air and water. All pre-selected projects receive $10,000 and those with the most votes are eligible to receive grants of $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000. Annually Shell grants $2 million to participating environmental projects in land, air and water.
“FuellingChange allows our customers to have a say in the environmental projects we fund,” said Shell Canada’s President and Country Chair, Lorraine Mitchelmore. “Almost five million votes have been cast in less than two years and we’ve awarded close to $3 million in grants to environmental projects across Canada. I’d like to thank all the organizations for submitting their projects and our customers for voting.”