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Transition Salt Spring (TSS) is a community-led response to global climate change. We are a registered BC non-profit society. TSS supports community members whose vision is to work together to create resilience and vibrancy in our community. TSS projects, initiatives and events encourage environmentally sustainable practices and methods, including: organic food production, renewable energy, green building technologies, alternative transportation, water conservation, waste-avoidance, and green business practices.


Transition Salt Spring is part of a global movement in communities to move from fossil fuel dependency to local resilience. Watch this documentary about the movement!

Transition Salt Spring –  Climate Action Group

The Salt Spring Island Climate Action Council was established in May 2010 to coordinate the development and implementation of a Climate Action Plan for Salt Spring Island. In 2016 the Council was disbanded and its activities transferred into a Climate Action Group under the umbrella of the Transition Salt Spring organisation.


Learn more: https://climateactionsaltspring.org



Plenty Permaculture Project

The Plenty Project began on Salt Spring Island in 2010 as a collective focussed on organizing regular community-building events that practice permaculture, wellness, creativity, and the sacred economy.  It resprouted in 2015 to come together and build the garden at the Wellness Centre in Ganges as well as a few other smaller private projects. Now in 2018 we’ve joined with Transition Salt Spring to recognize and increase the impact of this important permaculture work in the goals of Transition. We refer to ourselves as a “permaculture collective” as we are run by our members who aim to support and inspire us all to be the world we want to see. We know we can accomplish much together and want to practice doing so with a sense of ease and joy as we grow our skills and connection.

Learn more  http://transitionsaltspring.com/solutions/plenty-project/


Transition (TSS) is:

– an ally to existing groups

– initiator and incubator of new projects, and

– an umbrella organisation for programs that foster local economic resilience and reduce fossil-fuel dependence.

Ongoing and new projects depend on us for:

– record-keeping and bookkeeping

– directors insurance and liability insurance

– a place to initiate new projects

– our calendar and newsletter

Membership contributions make all of the above possible, including many ongoing initiatives.


– Other Transition Salt Spring projects & initiatives are listed on the GET INVOLVED page

– Check out the Solutions section for videos, interviews, and a directory of contractors and green service providers.

TSS is part of the global Transition Network of over 1,000 communities, towns and cities in at least 44 countries.

We are run by volunteers, plus the indispensable help of a part-time paid administrator.

Become a Transition Salt Spring Member

“Transition” is singular!  lf you say “Transitions” you are saying the name of the Transitions Thrift Store, owned and operated by Island Women Against Violence (IWAV).  Great store! We love recyling, re-using, and re-purposing items, but our name is different – It is “Transition Salt Spring Society.”

Let’s mention another thrift store, the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, also located on Salt Spring Island. Also a great place to shop!