Tbm Receives $50,000 Youth Climate Action Grant


Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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A small Canadian town is getting $50,000 to help its youth fight climate change, the CBC reports.

"We are super excited about this, because we are one out of 100 municipalities in the world that have received this," Andrea Matrosovs, mayor of the town of The Blue Mountains in southern Ontario, tells CollingwoodToday.

"There are only six municipalities in Canada and only 29 in all of North America who are going to be using this fund."

The money comes from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Youth Climate Action Fund, which aims to help young people take action on climate change.

The Blue Mountains will be one of six Canadian municipalities to receive funding, and the only one in North America, according to a press release.

Over the next few months, the town will be setting up an application process for the micro-grants, which will be awarded to youth between the ages of 15 and 24.

"We certainly have a lot of work ahead of us to engage with partners across the region to figure out how we can engage with youth to make these projects a reality," the town's sustainability coordinator tells the Canadian Press. Read the Entire Article


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