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Sustainability

Environmental Leadership Awards

The RDNO Environmental Leadership Awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations and businesses for their contributions to environmental leadership throughout the North Okanagan.  For more information and nomination forms click here.

Sustainability and the Regional District of North Okanagan

The RDNO Sustainability program has two main components;

  1. Promoting and supporting community sustainability projects within the RDNO Electoral Areas – Rural Vernon (B&C), Rural Lumby (D), Cherryville (E) and Rural Enderby (F).
  2. Advancing principles of sustainability within the corporate operations of the Regional District.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability and sustainable development are concepts that are used widely today and are interpreted in different ways by different people. 

A useful definition of sustainability that is used by the Fraser Basin Council is

"living and managing activities in a way that balances social, economic, environmental and institutional considerations to meet our needs and those of future generations." 

Principles of sustainability are increasingly used to guide communities to favor projects and development that deliver basic services to all, without threatening the viability of the communities on which these services depend (human and ecological).


Please direct enquiries to:
Phone: 250-550-3700
Fax:  250-550-3701
E-mail: [email protected]