CCRI Gets $46,900 Community Go Green Fund Grant! Jim Brownell makes presentation! – June 18, 2010

CCRI Gets $46,900 Community Go Green Fund Grant!  Jim Brownell makes presentation! – June 18, 2010

MPP Jim Brownell (centre) congratulates CCRI Secretary-Treasurer Elaine Kennedy (left) and Vice-Chair Patrick Finucan (right) on their success.

Cornwall Residents Will Become A Driving Force

Cornwall, ON The Cornwall Carbon Reduction Initiative (CCRI) is launching a new project, with the help of a new $46,900 grant from the Community Go Green Fund. Jim Brownell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, congratulated the CCRI for its continued efforts.

“The citizens of our region have made great strides toward becoming greener, healthier, and more environmentally friendly,” said MPP Brownell.  “The Cornwall Carbon Reduction Initiative continues to do great work in helping our community reduce its environmental impact and highlighting our region’s green assets.”

The grant will be used to develop and deliver a new project entitled A Driving Force.  “This project will help residents learn how to maintain and drive their vehicles in order to best reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions,” said CCRI Chair Brenda Wilson.  “We are thrilled with the match between Cornwall’s goals and those of the Community Go Green Fund.”

Founded in 2006, the Cornwall Carbon Reduction Initiative is a grassroots organization which is dedicated to providing outreach and education activities about climate change and greenhouse gas reduction.  Through an approach tailored to our community, the CCRI promotes long-term behavioural change and directs measurable actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Cornwall’s residential, commercial, and institutional sectors.  For more information, visit their website at cornwallcarbonreduction.ca.

The Community Go Green Fund is a program of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.  Announced in 2007, this four-year program comes under Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.  To date, the Community Go Green Fund has provided more than $6M in funding to more than 90 community groups.

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smee
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Oh Look three retired education people. We wonder why there is no improvement in the area *LOL*

Grimalot
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““This project will help residents learn how to maintain and drive their vehicles in order to best reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions,”” OMG what a waste of money. Want to know how to do so? Maintain your vehicle with regular checks. Make sure the pollution sensor works properly. And above all, don’t slam your foot to the metal when you want to drive but yet accelerate slowly. Keep it about 80km with cruise control and you are at about peak fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, if you follow these rules, most people behind you will be horning like you’re an… Read more »
Stan
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I think this is just a Liberal means of putting out some money to someone.

Eco-chick
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Wow…I have to agree with you there Grimalot. This information could be given and become a requirement to know when applying for your drivers license…perhaps even in a test required by all people who would like to renew their license. All that being said, once the information is out there doesn’t mean the general people will heed the advice.

smee
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look who is in the picture did you expect anthing else *lol*

smee
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Elaine gets no support due to attitude,, Jim is always working on his private stuff, and Pat well waitin for retirement

The Watcher
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This is rather a painful comment, because as most readers know, I am a strong supporter of the Ontario Government’s commitment to a sane energy policy. However, forking out taxpayer money for what is essentially a marketing/advertising project is not an effective way to go. Most people don’t think of the extra gas they are using as they try to get past the idiot who insists on doing 75 on the 138. No amount of marketing/advertising is going to convince them otherwise. The only ways to convince people do drive in a fuel efficient manner are: 1) To mandate minimum… Read more »
smee
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Richard I have spoken with people on the 3 points you have made numerous times, as well as other methods of improving the environment. Unfortunately it appears the health of the planet is no different then the health of the people living on it. We promote things like a green initiative the same way we aid people with diabetes, using care and control as the way to a healthy future. Yet in both cases there is little or no progress in rectifying the problem (trust me after 40 some yrs of diabetes all I see is money spent on methods… Read more »
Tammy A. Hart
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Richard, you make good sense. I am so tired of “do gooders” telling us how to live. This damn green energy talk is sickening to say the least. And why is it always teacher (with lots of time on their hands, living comfortably) telling us what to do? I live on a dairy farm, we all work very hard and we don’t waste because waste costs money. Private business owners get it, public servants on the other hand don’t.

Grimalot
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That could have gone towards an extra nurse on the front lines in the hospital instead.. again, what a waste…

The Watcher
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Smee: congrats on your choice of vehicle – I too drive a VW Diesel, and driving around 90 on the highway (2 or 43, for example), I can easily get 50 mpg. And I agree with you 100% on VIA rail. It’s cheaper for me to drive to Toronto or London in my wife’s gas guzzling Chrysler than it is to take VIA rail. Tammy: Thanks for the compliment. However, I’m having trouble understanding some of the rest of your post. “This damn green energy talk is sickening to say the least.” Am I to take it that you’re against… Read more »
smee
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I understand her point Richard; Correct me if I am wrong Tammy. This is another concern I raised at a green club meeting. How come it is always the general public held responsible governing bodies and highly paid administration refusing to enforce legislation on industry? I also put forth a question to the 12 or 15 people present. I asked how many of them walked or took the bus to the meeting. Did anyone even carpool? Guess how quiet the room was after that question was tabled. Quit asking me to save energy and recycle while P&G place adverts stating… Read more »
Tammy A. Hart
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Thank you smee, thats exactly what I mean…its the hypocrisy of it all. I will even go further, wind and solar is a farce, its costly, unreliable, heavily subsidized and over rated.

smee
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Funny how nobody comments on facts

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