Environmental Sustainability Committee

Terms of Reference

The purpose and core responsibilities of the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) are described in the committee’s Terms of Reference and are available here.

Environmental Sustainability Policy

The recently developed new environment policy and procedure was approved by the SLNC board of directors and can be found here.

Latest Committee Plans

The ESC prepares an annual plan outlining key tasks to be achieved over the upcoming year.  The latest plan is available here.

Recent Achievements

In 2023, the ESC reviewed SLNC’s operations to collect a complete understanding on resource consumption and sources of emissions from regular operations.  Based on this review, the ESC prepared an initial benchmark report that, for the very first time, estimated total emissions from operations.  This initial benchmark report is available here and is believed to be a first-of-a-kind report.

Once an understanding of sources of emissions was established, the ESC prepared a list of short, medium, and long-term projects that could be pursued to systematically reduce and eliminate emissions.  This project list, available here is routinely reviewed and updated.

Progress Reports

Resource Consumption and Emissions Reports

The committee produces an annual report on emissions.  These are available below.

Our Sustainable Tourism Commitment

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Biosphere Commitment Program allows tourism industry stakeholders within the Thompson Okanagan to become involved in Biosphere, a sustainable tourism certification system that operates through a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO Biosphere Tourism logo(more information here)

SLNC is committed to the long-term sustainability of our organization, and is presently certified as Biosphere Committed by TOTA under the Biosphere program.  SLNC has submitted a number of actions within this program and is pursuing Biosphere Certified status.

Join Us

We are seeking active and engaged community members to join our Environmental Sustainability Committee. Please contact Wendy Shannon, SLNC General Manager at [email protected] for more information and to join our team in creating a safer, environmentally and ethically more responsible, more inclusive of our marginalized communities, and community-engaged organization.


We would love to hear your thoughts on our work and our vision.  Please share your views at [email protected].