While sustainability is often associated most strongly with environmental issues such as climate action, habitat protection and pollution, the basis for sustainability is rooted in the balanced consideration of three fundamental components – environmental, social, and economical. The City of Vernon is committed to working toward a sustainable future. Since 2008, the City has initiated a variety of community engagement and education programs to support environmental stewardship and community sustainability. These initiatives reflect priorities contained in Council's Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022, the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Council resolutions, bylaws and policies.

Sustainability initiatives

Tree Program

Voucher program to help residents purchase a shade tree.