Resources

Get news, updates and special invites from Transition Salt Spring. Join our mailing list...

Transition Salt Spring produced a Climate Action Plan to assess greenhouse gas emission sources and inform a community plan to reduce those emissions and move to a low carbon economy.

We’ve also been involved with researching the feasibility of micro hydro, investigating Solar hot water & geothermal retrofit options for public infrastructure, and assessing local food production. Check out some of our reports and relevant research that informs our evidence based approach to a transition to a greener, more resilient future!

The Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan is a call to action. The context for action is a planet already affected by a rapidly expanding human population, depletion of natural resources, and ecosystem disruption. Climate change underscores the fact that infinite growth is not possible on a finite planet. We face a very serious and sobering situation that is making unprecedented demands on the human species. We are all at different places in our awareness about the reality we are facing, and the conversation about the seriousness of the climate challenge is urgently required, not only on Salt Spring Island but throughout the world.

Download Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan:
https://climateactionsaltspring.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ssi-climate-action-plan-v1-0-full2.pdf

Selected Resources & Reports

Would you like a free land stewardship visit?

Would you like a free land stewardship visit?

Farms are not only necessary places for food production, they’re vital habitats for wildlife. The Salt Spring Island Conservancy is offering a handful of island farmers a stewardship visit by a biologist or ecologist to learn about the natural values of your land,...

EV Tips

EV Tips

Promoting Sustainable Transportation on Salt Spring Island ~ I am pleased to announce that the ArtSpring EV chargers are back in operation.  This was the first EV Charger on SSI and has been working reliably for 6 years. The original wands (the thing that plugs into...

17 Actions to Promote Transition

17 Actions to Promote Transition

'Flipping the script on climate change! In his new book Climate, A New Story, Charles Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction. With research and insight,...

Salt Spring Island’s Official Community Plan

Salt Spring Island’s Official Community Plan

We live in a place of extraordinary beauty, great environmental significance, and rare biological diversity. We appreciate and accept our responsibility to be the stewards of our island home, to honour its past, care for its present, and protect its future. We know...

Report: Salt Spring Energy Futures

Report: Salt Spring Energy Futures

On January 24 and 25 2012, Simon Fraser University Carbon Talks hosted an invitational dialogue on the energy future of Salt Spring Island. Dialogue participants included twenty-one thought leaders from the community. The objectives for the day and a half dialogue...

Climate Action Progress Report 2012

Climate Action Progress Report 2012

The BC government are preparing more up to date emissions figures, when those figures are released later this year an updated report for Salt Spring will be prepared and published. In the meantime check out the 2012 progress report!...