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

Sustainability Grants

Up to $1000 to work on your own sustainability project!

Climate Action

Be a part of the Climate Action Plan Development!

Okanagan foreshore

The Okanagan Lake Foreshore Inventory Mapping was updated in 2016 to provide a snapshot of shoreline...

Residents contribute a small fee toward the purchase of trees and the City covers the remaining cost, as...

Composting and Reducing Food Waste

Opportunity for residents to compost food organics.