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.”
— MARGERY MOORE, FOUNDER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Reporter Emilee Gilpin traveled to the central coast of B.C., to Nuxalk territories, to learn about the Nuxalk Nation's apprenticeship program. Here, she shares some of her personal experiences, travelling, questioning and trying to tell stories "in a good way."
They are creators, entrepreneurs, teachers and artisans, remixing tradition, creating pieces for ceremony, powwows, self-care and fashion — making the world more beautiful with every bead, shell and prayer-filled piece of work.
The Nuxalk Nation started their own apprenticeship program, taking the housing situation into their own hands, literally. Through the community-based program, which matches empowered Nuxalk apprentices with advanced skilled workers, the Nation is building their own homes again, as their ancestors once did, from the ground up.
A year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he would set up an interim board of directors to establish a National Council for Reconciliation, his government picked Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild to chair that board.
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.
Clean energy sits at the very core of this expansion as the world shifts from high carbon industries to low and zero carbon. This is about the transition away from sunset industries to sunrise industries. It is about engaging directly with First Nations communities so that they can benefit from local power production, ownership and sustainable economic development.
Senator Murray Sinclair, who served as chief commissioner of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission, wants to see a new royal proclamation solidify a new nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.
Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said “Inuit were not consulted in the creation of the 10 principles,” while Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde said "we weren’t involved in developing a draft of that."
Stormy weather left the American-owned Jake Shearer vessel, carrying up to 10,000 tons of fuel stranded, just off the coast of Bella Bella. The vessel was in distress just near Goose Island. This is an essential food harvesting spot for the Heiltsuk.
A group that calls themselves the Tiny House Warriors have been building environmentally friendly and culturally relevant tiny houses on Secwepemc territory, 50 km east of Kamloops.
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.