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.”
— 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 or that of our partners. Please contact email@example.com
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.
Chief Clarence Louie stood against a backdrop of dry hills spotted with sage bushes. Nearby, there's a sign that says to watch for rattlesnakes. He was standing in his territory. It also happens to be Canada's only desert.
He said he looks around the Okanagan, and he sees some of British Columbia's famous provincial parks. And he sees something missing.
The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has been fighting to protect Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) for decades. While Taseko Mines' proposed open-pit copper and gold mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, the Liberal government granted permits for an exploratory drilling program — slated to start today — but the nation organized a peaceful protest and sent the construction team home.
The Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have been working to bring back the Klinse Za caribou herd from the brink of extinction. Five years after they started a maternal pen for pregnant mothers to raise their calves in a protected area, the mountain herd has gone from 16 animals to nearly 100. Caribou guardian Julian Napoleon said his people share the herd's story of strength and survival .
Twenty-four-year-old Jonas Prevost doesn’t own a cellphone. He has some social media accounts, but says he doesn't use them, and he spends most of his time in the forests on Haida Gwaii.
He said if someone wants to get hold of him, they’ll have to just walk to his house in the village, see if his truck is in the driveway and knock on the door.
Despite growing up close to the University of British Columbia, which sits on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory, Vanessa Campbell says that until recently, she’d never visited the school’s botanical garden.
Did you know sheep can protect vulnerable tree seedlings better than chemical sprays?
The Saulteau First Nation sure does. Last year, the B.C. band invested in a herd of sheep and teamed up with two shepherds experienced in sheep veg-management to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in their territory.
Ten years ago, First Nations in coastal B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii established a special conservation and financing organization to revitalize their economy.
Since then, the organization, Coast Funds, has helped create more than 1,000 new jobs and attract nearly $300 million to the region, says a new report released on Wednesday by Coast Funds.
Eugene Victor went fishing for the first time when he was 17 years old. It was also the first time he met his biological father after growing up in foster care. They went to the Fraser River for the occasion, near Yale First Nation, just north of Hope, B.C..
“Right away I was like, this is where I belong. This is me. I feel at home here,” Victor says.
Ta'kaiya Blaney stepped into a canoe sitting on the steps of Vancouver's Convention Centre, before a group of men lifted her on their shoulders and carried her down the waterfront, as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) singers and council members led the way.
The singer and advocate from the ɬaʔəmen (Tla'amin) First Nation was being honoured in a canoe procession. Arriving at three longhouses set up in Harbour Green Park in the city's downtown, Blaney addressed the crowd that had followed.
Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith has been called a "traitor" and faced threats on social media, warned not to go anywhere alone at a recent First Nation sporting event.
Smith says she comes from “a long, long line of strong female leaders” in the matriarchal Haisla Nation and has the support of her community against threats, most from outside of Kitamaat Village, B.C. in the Pacific Northwest. The promise of a brighter future keeps her going. She’s never been prouder to be a Haisla Nation member.
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.