Lunenburg Pollution Prevention Pilot for Province

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

May 31, 2002 11:00 AM

The Department of Environment and Labour and the Town of
Lunenburg are piloting a broad-based water conservation and
pollution prevention program for Nova Scotia. The three-year
awareness campaign is aimed at the town's businesses, residents
and school-aged children. The program kicks off this month with
the Home Tune-Up campaign.

The department and Clean Nova Scotia are joining forces to offer
homeowners a Home Tune-Up audit that helps them conserve water.
Once the audit is completed, homeowners will receive a kit valued
at $220 that includes low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators.
A limited number of Home Tune-Up audits are available to the
residents of Lunenburg this year at a cost of $30.

"This project is an excellent example of co-operation between the
three levels of government to address an environmental issue that
is of key importance to all Nova Scotians," said David Morse,
Minister of Environment and Labour.

Provincial and town program co-ordinators will also be working
with the community to develop policies and plans that will
support a long-term approach to preventing pollution. The project
will look at municipal activities such as land-use planning, road
maintenance and the promotion of environmentally friendly
products, also known as green purchasing.

"Our community is proud to be the municipal pilot for the
province," said Laurence Mawhinney, mayor of Lunenburg. "We hope
there will be many other opportunities for communities to benefit
from this project."

As part of the pilot, the Department of Environment and Labour
will also develop awareness and training programs to promote
pollution prevention, water conservation and protection of water
resources.

Lunenburg homeowners can book a Home Tune-Up by calling Clean
Nova Scotia at 902-420-3474 or 1-800-665-LESS.

Next week, June 3 to 7, is Environment Week in Nova Scotia and
across Canada. More information is available on the Department of
Environment and Labour Web site, at www.gov.ns.ca/enla.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Lunenburg will be the location for a new pollution

prevention pilot for the province. The three-year program starts

this month with a Home Tune-Up campaign being offered to

Lunenburg homeowners by the Department of Environment and Labour

and Clean Nova Scotia.

     Provincial and town program co-ordinators will develop

awareness and training programs to promote municipal pollution

prevention, water conservation and protection of water resources.

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Contact: Robert Moffat
         Environment and Labour
         902-424-6427
         E-mail: moffatrj@gov.ns.ca

         Marc Belliveau
         Town of Lunenburg
         902-634-8992
         E-mail: tolpw@ns.sympatico.ca

         Bea Renton
         Town of Lunenburg
         902-634-4410
         E-mail: explorelunenburg@ns.sympatico.ca

njm         June 3, 2002        2:49 P.M.