Environmental awards seek nominations

It’s time to think about nominating individuals promoting a healthy environment.

The North Okanagan Regional District environmental leadership awards and City of Vernon sustainability awards are now open for nominations.

“We are seeking nominations for individuals, groups, organizations or businesses who are contributing to sustainability in the North Okanagan,” said Karmen Morgan, NORD’s waste reduction co-ordinator.

“Award categories are designed to recognize people for contributions as simple as starting a recycling program and saving electricity or as complex as sustainable building design. Help us recognize and celebrate those who are making communities across the North Okanagan great places to live.”

Categories for the environmental leadership awards include air quality improvement, invasive plant control, community clean-up, sustainability, waste reduction/recycling and water stewardship.

The sustainability award categories include building and development, sustainable business, community sustainability and youth sustainability initiatives.

“Neighbours, co-workers, friends and family may all be eligible for these awards,” said Morgan.

The deadline is April 22, and forms are available,, city hall, the North office and at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

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