Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA)
The vision of I-SEA is to be an integral, positive force for multiple communities, organisations, and individuals that are striving to practice sustainability and to play a facilitating role through education, research, and related services in the achievement of sustainability processes and outcomes.
The overarching and interweaving I-SEA imperative is to connect people with one another and with the planet in ways that are holistic, respectful, and celebratory. While the I-SEA cannot be “everything to everybody”, it does aspire to identify and encourage sustainability values and “best practices” in cooperation with many communities, organisations, and individuals within and beyond Salt Spring and the other Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada.
I-SEA is a registered charity in British Columbia, Canada, and is directed by a board of non-profit and for-profit organisation representatives.
The Founder of I-SEA: Margery A. Moore
Margery Moore spent many summers as a young girl on Salt Spring Island, after her family moved there from Ontario in the early 1980s. She relocated permanently to Salt Spring Island at age 18 with her mother to work and live on the island between semesters at the University of Victoria, where she received her B.Sc. in Natural Resource Management, and later her Masters in Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS). After receiving her Masters in 1999, Margery pursued her environmental career in the United States.
After seven years, once again she calls Salt Spring home, now with a vision to continue her environmental work through the Salt Spring Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA), of which she is President. While building I-SEA, she is also consulting with several organizations internationally on environmental information management research design and development. As President of I-SEA, Margery has facilitated sustainable tourism workshops and is developing a sustainability data inventory for the Salt Spring Official Community Plan (OCP) process.
Margery thanks I-SEA’s 3 current (and co-founding) Board members, Marion Pape of the Earth Festival Society, Peter Allan of the Chamber of Commerce (both of whom are I-SEA co-Vice Presidents), and Lee Carney for their dedication, vision, and support.