I-SEA Projects by Theme
Communicating Climate Science
As information about climate change continues to stream into the public domain, the ability to effectively comprehend this wealth of new data and translate it into meaningful public action becomes more difficult and uncertain. I-SEA’s programs seek to bridge this gap between research and action by intelligibly communicating climate science to wide audiences and creating opportunities for civic dialogue and demonstration in response.
Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange through climateaccess.org
Digital storytelling in partnership with the Vancouver Observer
Stories of environmental degradation, climate change and climate disaster fill the news internationally, as well as locally. This gloom and doom version of current events creates a pessimistic view of the future, particularly in the minds of young people. Yet if younger generations lose hope in the ability to restore balance in the environment, this disastrous and dangerous future will indeed manifest. I-SEA endeavors to inspire youth to action and provide them with the necessary tools to be effective in their demands for a healthier planet.
- Documentary film inspiring youth to action on climate change
The knowledge of our elders has a crucial though often overlooked roll to play in environmental conservation. Our elders are our witnesses to the great changes that have taken place on our planet, often over the course of a single lifetime. This untapped wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience can serve as an essential guide through the many challenges that our planet now faces. I-SEA seeks to engage elders in meaningful, community-wide dialogue so their voices may have a prominent place in our society and influence our collective decisions.
Wakan Tanka Wisdom Workers
- Suzuki Elders Digital Storytelling Project
Sustaining Gulf Islands Culture
British Columbia’s Gulf Islands constitute an exquisitely special ecosystem, with inlets and bays providing habitats for a diverse array of marine and terrestrial life. I-SEA was incepted and remains headquartered on Salt Spring Island, and endeavors to play a role in honoring, celebrating, and maintaining the rich cultural history and biological diversity of the islands.
- First Nations Interpretive Sign
I-SEA continues to seek ways to enable and encourage sustainability practices on Salt Spring Island and beyond. Aiming to lessen the impact of human communities on BC’s ecosystem, I-SEA has successfully advocated for programs pertaining to recycling, conservation of water and energy, local food systems, and other ecological concerns.
- Civic Participation in Salt Spring Community Planning Processes
Green Drinks: Uniting Salt Spring’s Community