The Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) was created 13 years ago to broaden and deepen the understanding, appreciation, and commitment to sustainability locally throughout the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, as well as internationally.


“Our intent at I-SEA is to propel forward great work in the world -
and in so doing minimize the worst impacts of climate change.”



About Us

The vision of I–SEA is to be an integral, positive force for individuals, organizations and communities striving to practice sustainability. This goal is achieved through educational projects, collaborations, communications and research. We are a registered charity, and are pleased to accept donations at any time in support of our work. Please contact


Public Benefit Journalism Project

I-SEA is pleased to support important reporting projects including:

  • People and communities

  • Solutions to environmental problems

  • Economic innovation

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Read the most recent article:

First Nations powering up B.C.

First Nations have managed land protection and conservation since time immemorial and those ancient values have powered up the modern energy sector in B.C. By the end of 2016, 30 First Nations had operational solar, run-of-river, geothermal, wind, and biomass projects powering their communities and the province.

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I-SEA is located on Salt Spring Island, in the beautiful Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

Salt Spring Island is part of a unique ecosystem that is protected through the 'Trust & Protect' mandate of the Islands's Trust.

To learn more about this unique 'green' community, please visit Transition Salt Spring or Salt Spring Tourism.