The Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) was created 14 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.
The history, power and beauty of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation’s traditional territories and her descendants speak through at UBC’s Belkin Gallery in a new exhibition. Hexsa’am: To be Here Always, intended to be experienced and embodied, tells stories that date back generations and invites participants to listen to the voices of Dzawada’enuxw ancestors speak to today’s generation.
The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation filed an 'Aboriginal rights' lawsuit against the government of Canada, challenging the federal permits that allow Atlantic farmed salmon farms in their traditional territories. Chiefs, artists and community members traveled to Vancouver Thursday for a press conference and art exhibit at night to kick off the Nation's legal action.
Indigenous journalists do the job differently, and they always have. That's what Tristan Ahtone, Simon Moya-Smith, Angela Sterritt, Candis Callison and Julian Noisecat told National Observer's Emilee Gilpin when she asked about their experiences in the industry and their predictions for the future of a steadily shifting media landscape in North America. Here's what they had to say.
Author Tommy Orange didn't expect his first novel There There to get so much attention. Published in June, he hit The New York Times best seller list right away and stayed for 11 weeks. Orange sat down with National Observer while he visited Vancouver for the annual week-long 2018 Writer's Fest to discuss his novel, his childhood, where he learned to write and the upside of a Trump presidency.
Orange, who's Southern Cheyenne, spent four years (from 2012-2017) crafting 'There There,' a tale following the lives of 12 characters from Oakland, California, whose lives converge at a PowWow at the Oakland Coliseum.
Trays of deer meat, cups of hot coffee, eight fire pits, a tepee full of laughing children and medicines — it was a good day to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Tsilhqot’in title land.
"Canada’s big chief," as the Tsilhqot’in chiefs like to call him, traveled to Xeni Gwet’in (one of six Tsilhqot'in communities), to exonerate six war chiefs who were killed by the colonial government of 1864/1865 in front of the community. Tsilhqot'in membership traveled from far and wide to attend the historic Nov. 2, 2018 event.
Jatinder Singh never imagined that a street sign in Victoria's Cook Street village would take him on a journey that stretched back to 1864.
He certainly never imagined that curiosity about a street which reminded him of his Punjab homeland would also bring him stories of the village of Maaqtusiis (Ahousaht) on the west coast of what is now known as British Columbia, or that it would connect his Sikh community to Ahousaht today, in the spirit of meaningful reconciliation.
Eden Robinson has been writing ever since she was a "moody teenage girl" who just wanted to hole up in her room and write poetry. She still hides and hibernates, to give birth to her rich, dark, humorous award-winning stories. But sometimes she emerges to share secrets about her inspiration and success.
Asia Youngman and Trevor Mack on their new film Indigenous directors Asia Youngman and Trevor Mack spent eight days traveling with the Xeni Gwet'in during their annual youth wagon ride through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in British Columbia filming a short documentary 'In the Valley of Wild Horses.'
The woman who bought a plane and started an airline dedicated to Indigenous women Teara's Fraser motto is simple: dream it, design it, do it.
Fraser, the first Indigenous woman in Canada to own and operate an airline, didn't become a pilot until she was 30 years old. Now, at the age of 45, she has bought a plane and is launching an airline dedicated to the strength and success of Indigenous women.
Years ago, Nisga'a artist Nakkita Trimble started having recurring dreams of tattooing her grandmother’s portrait onto a bear hide. She said she felt her ancestors were sending her a message, calling her deeper into the work of Indigenous tattoo revitalization
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.