Members of the Vernon Lions Club are nominated for the community clean-up award.

Members of the Vernon Lions Club are nominated for the community clean-up award.

Awards to honour eco-leaders

The Sustainability Awards Night will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre.

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.