About This Campaign
The Green Your Campbell Cash campaign was developed by The Tyee, Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute in response to the B.C. government's implementation of a "revenue neutral" carbon tax and accompanying $100 Climate Action Dividend mailed out to every British Columbian this June.
This site showcases B.C. climate action projects toward which you can contribute your $100 dividend. Why? Because we feel that taking action collectively will help to ensure the Climate Action Dividend achieves its intended purpose: to help British Columbians make lifestyle changes to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.
Whether you are interested in helping to start a community garden, put a solar-powered roof on your child's school, or buy a bike for your daily commute, this is the place where you can share your ideas, support projects that interest you and get your friends and colleagues involved.
You can browse the submitted projects, vote for your favourites and connect directly with project organizers. If you have a project of your own to submit, please do so here. If you'd like to share your thoughts on other ways you plan to spend your Climate Action Dividend, please post them in the Commitments section.
For background information on the BC carbon tax, check out these Tyee articles:
- 'Landmark' Green Budget, with Some Brown Spots
- How Fair is BC's New Carbon Tax?
- How Will You Spend Your $100?
- BC's Carbon Tax Shell Game
- Don't Call Him Mr. Carbon Tax
- Jaccard Rebuts Carbon Tax Critics
- Anti-Tax Group Flunks Math
- Carbon Tax Screws BC's North?
The Tyee and founding partners of the Green Your Campbell Cash Campaign do not take any responsibility for the projects listed, nor for collecting pledges and the use of monies pledged, nor for information from potential supporters and the use of such information. Our role is to inspire readers to connect with climate action projects. Project leads are entirely responsible for collecting pledges and connecting potential supporters to donation information on their sites. Read about our Founding Partners here.