The Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) was created 15 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 or that of our partners.  Please contact


Public Benefit Journalism Project

The Canadian Centre of Investigative Journalism will collaborate and publish through partnerships with a range of newspapers and magazines across Canada. This project will strive to fill the gap that has emerged in the Canadian media landscape and introduce a new way of delivering the news that matters from a free and independent press.

 We are proud to support this investigative project to provide critical information about efforts by government, business and individuals to improve sustainability, resilience and the economy in the face of changes to society, climate and the environment. Click here to read the investigative reports.


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.