Province puts $24M into green train­ing

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

The province is putting $24 mil­lion into train­ing that will help ap­pren­tices and trades­peo­ple learn to build green. Funds will come from On­tario’s cap and trade pro­gram. Lon­don North Cen­tre MPP Deb Matthews made the an­nounce­ment Thurs­day morn­ing at the Lon­don head­quar­ters of the Labour­ers In­ter­na­tional Union of North Amer­ica (LiUNA) . “It’s about train­ing peo­ple who know how to do that work,” Matthews said. Part of the province’s cli­mate change plan, Matthews said the ben­e­fits of build­ing green are broad. “We all ben­e­fit when we can col­lec­tively re­duce our car­bon foot­print, not just be­cause it’s bet­ter for our en­vi­ron­ment, but also be­cause it’s less ex­pen­sive,” she said, point­ing to build­ing swaps like more ef­fec­tive HVAC or plumb­ing sys­tems.

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