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Stop Computer Land Fill Society
3610 26 Ave
Vernon, BC, V1T 1P7
Phone: (250) 550-4808 
Toll Free: 250 309-6201
Website: www.sclf.ca

Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM

We keep computer equipment out of the landfill by offering an alternative. Drop off your unwanted equipment, including printers, monitors, computers and peripheral devices. We will take them apart and recycle the individual components. There is currently no charge for this service and this is a non-profit society.

We accept memberships at $10/individual and $15/corporate and of course we appreciate any donations you are able to offer.


Category:  Environment
Group Served:  Specific Groups
Accessibility:  Accessible with Assistance
Languages of Service:  English


Summit Environmental Consultants Ltd.
#17A 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd
Vernon, BC, v!t 7M3
Phone: (250) 545-3672 
Fax: (250) 545-3654
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.summit-environmental.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Based in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and Alberta's Rocky Mountains, Summit Environmental Consultants Ltd. is a leader in providing innovative environmental management and engineering solutions to private and public sector clients in Western Canada and beyond.

Summit is one of the first environmental consulting firms in Canada to be certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for both its Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and its Environmental Management System (ISO 14001).


Category:  Environment
Group Served:  Specific Groups
Accessibility:  Not Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Sustainable Environment Network Society
3300 - 37th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2Y5
Phone: (250) 542-0892 
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sensociety.org

Mandate: to provide a healthy sustainable future for our community.

We have been an environmental advocate in the community for 30 years.  We strive to provide a healthy, sustainable future for our community.

 

Future Projects:

Quality of life improvements such as pesticide bylaws, green taxes initiatives, building bylaws, waste water  distribution, public transport review, alternate energies, greenways, environmental mapping, Swan Lake wetlands park, and  job creation through waste reduction education, 1 stop  recycling, compost learning garden, and apartment

recycling.

 

Currently we seek funding for:

a) creation of educational displays on a pesticide alternatives education garden,  on smart transportation, and on smart growth at the Okanagan Science Centre.

b) smart transportation initiatives such as carpool.ca and providing cycling helmets, bicycles, bike route signs, infrastructure, and safety training for local area cyclists.

 

Recent  Contributions to the Community through SENS:

 

*public education resulting in removal of incineration from NORD's Waste Reduction Plans - recycling NOT abandoned!

*establishing fall leaf exchange events to reduce landfill waste and encourage home composting. The City looks after this program now.

*developing and coordinating the first organic community garden program.

*with the support of a $ 120,000 HRDC Grant, developing and coordinating  a Growing Hope and Skills Program to train 12 unemployed youth about sustainable gardening, composting and environmental practices.

 

*bringing in speakers monthly on a variety of  sustainable environment topics.

 

*Advocating for formation of a local NORD Environmental Advisory Committee .

 

* Over $20,000 in grant funding used to create solar/alternative energy, smart growth, and pesticide alternatives displays at the Okanagan Science Centre.

 

* With Social Planning Council, Ribbons of Green Society, City of Vernon, many local donations and $75,000 in Federal funding, initiated Changing Lanes to educate on Climate Change + Green House Gases and provide smart transportation alternatives -  bike routes, carpool.ca, bike camps for kids and more!    Changing Lanes II  in 2004?
 


Category:  Environment
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Vernon GreenStreets Society
P O Box 1357
Vernon, BC, V1T 6N7
Phone: (250) 549-1466 
E-mail: [email protected]

Hours: 7 days/week 9:00 am - 9:00pm

1.  Our Society works with City of Vernon to initiate and help to plan tree planting projects throughout the city, on city land;

2.  Administer the annual Terasen Gas Landscape Design Awards program throughout the Greater Vernon Area;

3.  Manage a sponsorship program regarding trees, planting areas, benches, etc (new or existing) in cooperation with the City of Vernon where individuals, families, businesses, or other organizations can commemorate a life, death, birth, graduation, other memorable events, or bring a corporation's good will to the attention of the public, as noted on a brass plaque which is supplied and installed to the sponsor's wishes, nearly anywhere in the city on city land (as approved by the city).  Maintenance is provided by the city.  Once only subscriptions vary according to the total cost of the installation.


Category:  Environment
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


Vernon Outdoors Club
, BC
Phone: (250) 546-8185 

Category:  Environment
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


Young Naturalists Club
100 Kalamalka Lake Road (Alpine Centre - Community room)
Vernon, BC
Phone:  558-0445 


The focus of the club is to teach children ages 5-14 about local ecology. The cost per individual or family is $15. which includes a subscription to Nature wild magazine and a membership pack for each child.


Category:  Environment
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Languages of Service:  English



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