The environment is important to us. We are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect our ecosystem and continually improve our environmental performance. Our environmental committee plays a key role in ensuring the club and its programs are environmentally conscious. We strive to be a leader in eco-friendly management.
Clean Marine BC Certification
Kelowna Yacht Club has a Clean Marine BC certified 4 anchor eco-rating!
As we strive to be strong stewards of our beautiful lake, we have embarked upon the Clean Marine BC Program.
This involves assessing our performance in a number of critical areas, from refueling procedures, to waste management and restaurant policies.
As local communities and businesses have a central role in the move to sustainable tourism, the Kelowna Yacht Club has recently committed to the Biosphere Program developed by TOTA in partnership with GSTC, GreenStep, and go2HR to move to a more sustainable tourism.
This program will provide the Club opportunities for networking, partnerships, development training workshops, platforms to promote individual sustainability projects and more.
The Last Straw
Kelowna Yacht Club is taking steps to help eliminate waste. In our member lounge, straws are only served by request, and the only options we carry are biodegradable.
Keeping our lake fresh.
Kelowna Yacht Club, in partnership with the City of Kelowna, provides a public pump-out station. This allows boaters to pump their effluent into the sewage treatment system instead of the lake.
Highlights of our environmental policy.
The Kelowna Yacht Club recognizes how vital maintaining a clean, natural environment is to our operations. As such, we are committed to the following:
- Eliminate the release of contaminants to the water column, both directly and indirectly
- Minimize the release of pollutants to the atmosphere
- Avoid contamination of the ground
- Adopt waste reduction, reuse and recycling strategies
- Optimize energy and water conservation
- Promote good environmental practices to all
Want to get involved?
To find out more about the Kelowna Yacht Club’s Environmental Committee, email us.