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.
Have you ever been in a library that's ten thousand years old? La'goot Spencer Greening has spent years in his peoples' library, Tsimshian territory, as a student of its culture, laws and oral history, learning what environmental conservation means from an Indigenous perspective.
For Coastal Shellfish Corporation, a scallop aquaculture venture located on the rainy northwest coast of British Columbia, two things matter most: sustainable business in an area too familiar with the boom and bust of fishing industries, and that their activities cause as little harm to the natural environment as possible.
“I kept thinking of the prime minister and how he said there was no more important relationship than the one with Indigenous people. And then here come all these guns…Reconciliation is not at the barrel of a gun.”- Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’moks reflects on the RCMP raid of a resistance camp blocking construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in January, 2019.
If you’re not quick enough to look right on Highway 16, just after the bridge in Fraser Lake, B.C., you might miss Stellako. About 300 members of the Stellat’en First Nation live in this tidy, quiet village tucked beneath tree-speckled mountains. The local gas station sells Sasquatch memorabilia.
The Stellat'an band is one of 20 First Nations who have signed a Mutual Benefit Agreement (MBA) with TransCanada's Coastal GasLink’s LNG pipeline project.
Colourful pictographs decorate several rocks that curve slightly over the waters of Stuart Lake in central interior British Columbia. The primordial drawings were made by the ancestors of the Dakelh-speaking First Nations and Nak’azdli Whut’en, who live at the southeast end of the lake.
The Nak’azdli roots are deep and date back 10,000 years. It is a home they’ve fiercely protected from enemy takeovers in the past. Revered Chief Kw’eh, ‘Dreamer of the salmon,’ was buried at the mouth of the Stuart River in 1840.
Forward-thinking wisdom of chiefs and elders:
Eli Enns says the first Indian agent that came to Tla-o-qui-aht territory on the Pacific coast at Vancouver island was a fella named Harry Giliod.
He arrived in the late 1880s, "with the church and the feds.”
Two communities in the Tŝilhqot'in Nation are saying "yes" - yes to clean energy solutions, yes to self-determined economic development and yes to a brighter, more sustainable future for their families and future generations.
Imagine fighting for your right to exist, your entire life. That’s the reality of any Indigenous person living in the world today. To live is to fight - to fight for your lands and waters, rights, spirituality, culture, future generations. It’s a fight known too well by the Tŝilhqot'in Nation, comprised of six distinct but unified communities located in the interior of what is now known as British Columbia.
Shaunna Morgan Siegers was first called by the land and water when she was 18, halfway through her first year at university.
She says she could see herself sitting on the high banks of the Rupert River, looking west at the setting sun. She headed home, to the Waskaganish First Nation on the southern shores of James Bay, in northern Quebec.
It was an apology decades in the making.
Initially delayed for a day by a storm, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Iqaluit, capital of the Arctic Canadian territory of Nunavut, on March 8, to deliver an historic apology to Inuit communities.
The apology, on behalf of the Crown, was related to the federal government's mismanagement of tuberculosis in the Arctic from the 1940s to the 1960s.
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.