Residents and organizations are being recognized for their contributions to the environment.
The Sustainability Awards Night will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre.
“Come out and celebrate those who are making communities across the North Okanagan great places to live,” said Karmen Morgan, waste reduction co-ordinator with the Regional District of North Okanagan.
The RDNO Environmental Leadership Awards and City of Vernon Sustainability Awards recognize people for their achievements and contributions to the betterment of the region.
The nominees for the RDNO Environmental Leadership awards include:
Invasive Plants Control: David Kennedy, George Nakashima and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Community Clean Up: the Vernon Lions Club and Gordon Mallett
Sustainability: David Fehr, Julia Lissau, Aerial Contractors and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Parks and Trails Stewardship: the Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Waste Reduction and Recycling: Jaden Scott, Julia Lissau, and LRM Contracting
Water Stewardship: Kim Fulton, the Enderby Chamber of Commerce’s Shuswap River Ambassador Program and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre
The City of Vernon Sustainability Award nominees include:
Building and Development: George Nakashima and the Kindale Development Association
Sustainable Business: Kal Tire and Nature’s Fare Markets
Community Sustainability: Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Dave Kennedy, Gord Mallet, Julia Lissau and Lorna Robb,
Youth Sustainability Initiatives: Murray Sasges
Monday’s event also includes the Inquisitive Clips Film Competition.
“Filmmakers of all ages and experience levels have submitted films,” said Morgan.
To view all of the entries go to www.vernon.ca/inquisitiveclips, and vote for your favourite clip at www.thesunonline.ca by today at 4 p.m.