2021 GREEN LEADER PROGRAM Announcement
In partnership with Waste Management of Canada and the Town of Petrolia
DATE: APRIL 22, 2021
The “Green Leader Program” is part of Waste Management and the Town of Petrolia’s ongoing efforts to encourage the development of local community engagement and environmental solutions that build sustainable communities. The program is centered around a grant opportunity that is available to applicants living, working, and learning in the Town of Petrolia or benefitting Petrolia and its residents.
Waste Management and the Town of Petrolia invited businesses, organizations, and institutions to apply for this funding opportunity in early spring.
The program is designed to support initiatives that highlight the following Sustainability Goals:
Our Planet Goal: Waste Management will offset four times the greenhouse gas emissions we generate through our operations by 2038.
• Understanding the importance of the environment, the program supports organizations and programs that preserve and/or enhance natural resources and/or help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Our People Goal: Waste Management will help make communities in which we live and work safe, resilient, and sustainable.
• Waste Management is a local Town of Petrolia business that is an integral part of the communities we serve. To help make our communities better places to work and live, we concentrate on initiatives that support employees, enhance our environment, promote education, and improve the livability of our communities.
Applicants were invited to request up to $15,000 in program/project funding. This funding is a one-time, non-repayable, fully funded grant. Applications have been reviewed by a committee and the successful applicants are outlined below.
2021 Successful Applicants:
The Petrolia Discovery Foundation Inc. has been approved for $10,000 towards the Petrolia Discovery (PD) NORTH BATTERY REHABABILITATION PLAN 2021.
The North Battery at Petrolia Discovery consists of a bermed area containing three tanks. A large horizontal receiving / separator tank, and smaller tanks for oil overflow, and water underflow.
Understanding the importance of the environment, the Green Leader Program is proud to support organizations and programs that preserve and/or enhance natural resources. The replacement of these tanks will protect the natural environment in the area.
The Kiwanis Club of Petrolia and Area has been approved for $5000 towards a project that will provide preschool and school-aged programs with the necessary materials and tools needed to create hands-on learning opportunities about gardening and composting.
To help make our communities better places to work and live, the Green Leader Program is pleased to concentrate on initiatives that enhance our environment, promote education, and improve the livability of our communities.
Waste Management, the Town of Petrolia and the committee wish to thank all that applied for the Green Leader Program in 2021 and would like to remind groups that the 2022 application will be available online early next year.
Director of Community Services and Facilities
Town of Petrolia