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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,...

Eco Home Tour: What’s it all about?

Passionate owner-builders. Innovative designs. Lush, locavore landscapes. See all this and more at Transition Salt Spring's biannual eco-living and home tour. This short film is a snapshot into this great event, happening next in July 2019. Join Transition Salt Spring...

Waste Management & Carbon Sequestration

A valuable comment from a Transition member: "Up-cycle rather than recycle.. I have been a member of the Saltspring Solid Waste Advisory Committee (CRD) since it's startup by Gary Holman MLA.  During that time i have learned  about the waste we generate both liquid...

Open House for the Root

The Root Open House Saturday, Oct 28: 12 – 4 pm, 189 Beddis Road The whole community is invited to a good old fashioned open house to see the place where the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust is developing The Root. What is The Root and how will it benefit farmers,...

Water Conservation – Time to Brush Up!

SUMMARY OF CRD RECOMMENDATIONS (added January 2016) (see also CRD water-conservation recommendations) Run only full loads (washing machine) Shut off tap while brushing teeth, shaving, washing hands/dishes Use low-flush toilets, and flush less often Showers: Keep them...

How I Reduced Home-Energy Costs with FREE Upgrades from BCHydro

My family’s home, a rented owner-built house divided into four suites, is a “Salt Spring 1970’s special”, built at a time when building codes were more relaxed. On the plus side, we have enjoyed the affordable housing price and can walk into to Ganges – these are BIG...

“Friend” Your Local Bees

Safe Nests for Orchard Mason Bees (Osmia Spp.) Most gardeners have heard of the benefits of our native mason bees as pollinators for fruit trees and that putting up nests can attract them to your garden. You may also have read (darn that internet!) that all you need...

BURN WISE – Time to Prep Your Firewood for Next Year!

Sun yesterday, rain today. Lately, lounging in the brief blessing of early spring sun seems to be ideal, but after a too short while, the chillies return and there is a need to get moving! If you use a fireplace, and care about the planet, now is the time to get your...

SSI Energy Strategy – Archive

Salt Spring Energy Strategy Objectives: • Save Energy • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Reduce Air Pollution Targets: over 20% reductions by 2012 (to keep our energy consumption and emissions at 2002 levels) Global climate change and our individual contributions to...

Copenhagen’s Ambitious Push To Be Carbon-Neutral by 2025

Copenhagen’s Ambitious Push To Be Carbon-Neutral by 2025 The Danish capital is moving rapidly toward a zero-carbon future, as it erects wind farms, transforms its citywide heating systems, promotes energy efficiency, and lures more people out of their cars and onto...

Press Release – Resilience Fair Big Success

If a good definition of the word Resilience is “a strong, diverse community, able to deal with any future challenges” (Climate Change, peak oil, collapsing economies and local disasters) then last Saturdays Transition Salt Spring’s Resilience Fair proved that Salt...

Climate Action Ideas

Climate Action Ideas, Fall Fair Raffle, 2011 53 ideas, collected over two days from the visitors to our booth Ride a bicycle. Buy used things from thrift stores. Do laundry in cold water, not hot. Increase recycling values to recover more recyclables. Cycle to school....

Car Stops

CAR STOPS -- Coming soon to Salt Spring Island! News Release May 4, 2012 MoT Approves Car Stop Pilot Project for Salt Spring Salt Spring Island - A Rideshare program is coming to Salt Spring Island!. Transition Salt Spring is pleased to announce that the BC Ministry...

Links & Downloads

Transitions Thrift Store, owned & operated by (IWAV) [remember:  We have no extra S;  the Thrift Store does].  The other thrift store on Salt Spring is the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store). Great places for used items -- we like re-using and re-purposing...

TSS Top-Tips-of-the-Week

TOXIC MICROBEADS: Is 'Poly' Your True Friend? - by Dennis Lucarelli How do know which food, health or beauty product contains toxic microbeads? READ THE LABEL! The most earth-friendly and best-health choice for soaps & toothpastes use natural products (e.g. olive oil...

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