The City of Vernon has announced the winners of the 2014 Sustainability Awards for outstanding achievements in four categories.
The following award recipients contribute to community sustainability through environmental stewardship, economic viability and social inclusiveness.
Building and development: Kindale Developmental Association, the Land Trust and Constructive Concepts collaborated on the Vernon Veridian project, a 20-unit townhouse complex on 24th Avenue that offers affordable housing.
Sustainable business: VantageOne Credit Union commits to providing financial and non-financial support to local partners and projects.
Community sustainability: Allan Brooks Nature Centre continues to work with the community on environmental initiatives with social and economic implications.
Youth initiative: The Ozone Class based at Ellison Elementary School, with support from teacher Kim Ondrik, organized and hosted the 2013 and 2014 Be the Change Festival to provide a venue of celebration, learning and appreciation for Earth Day.