The City of Vernon has selected recipients for its Sustainability Grants program.
The grants provide an incentive to accelerate sustainability projects led by Vernon residents, youth, non-profit organizations and community groups.
One thousand dollar grants have been awarded to
Nourish Your Neighbourhood: Food Action Urban Agriculture Workshop Series – Food Action Series and the Vernon Yacht Club’s Water Stewards Community Open House Event.
Five hundred dollar grants are going to the Pollinator Landing Garden at Okanagan Landing – Okanagan Landing Elementary School and Vernon Community School’s Fire In-Situ: Self-Watering Garden, Animal Structures, and Forge.
Mayor Akbal Mund says the program is an opportunity for the community to get involved and build their own ideas from the ground up.
“Many applications supported the City’s sustainability goals, including ecosystem and ecological conservation, energy conservation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, local food and agriculture, water quality protection and conservation, stewardship and sustainability.”
The Sustainability Grants Program was endorsed as part of the 2017 – 2018 Sustainability Program by Council.
The applications were evaluated on how the proposed projects help achieve the City’s sustainability goals, who the project would benefit, and the overall impact of the project on the community.
Successful grant recipients will have until September 2018 to complete their respective projects.
Additional program information is available at www.vernon.ca/sustainability.