Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan

Thank you for participating in the Public Engagement.

Survey results are now available in this Engagement Summary Report 



Climate Change is sometimes hard to see. It is a little bit like a disease that lives inside a person and only starts to show symptoms when it is too late to do anything about it. 


When you look out your window and see the sun shining and the bounty of nature all around, it is hard to think that we are 'moments' away from disaster. But that is how it works, By the time the symptoms are so bad that we can't ignore them, it is too late. 


Climate change is not something that will happen in the distant future. It is happening now. It is not about Polar Bears or people in distant places that we don’t know (although yes, it is about that too). Climate change is about us, and our community. How we are being affected by it now and in the coming years and the part that we can play in stopping it. 


We need to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG’s) by half in the next ten years. This is not a question of ‘Should we?’ but rather ‘How can we?’. It is a daunting task but what choice do we have? Society will collapse if serious mitigation actions aren't taken in the next decade. This isn’t about the next generation anymore. This is about us...what we do and how it will affect us and our children in our lifetimes.

It is an emergency and we need to start acting like it is. 




September 20

  •   Climate Strike Rally

  •   News release : Transition Salt Spring Climate Action Plan Group

November 30

  •   Climate Action Plan Brunch -  10  am - 12 pm at GISS 


February 24

  • Community Alliance Meeting 

    • Find out more about the Climate Action Plan 2.0 - 7pm - Lion's Hall​


March 15

  • Public Input opens *DELAYED DUE TO COVID 19 * 

    • Sign up and watch your email to take part in the process

May 20th - June 20th 

  • The public engagement process will go live May 20th

June 20th - June 30th

  • Due to popular demand...the public engagement process will be extended until the end of the month 


  • Survey results available


  • Climate Action Plan 2.0 

"When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things" Wendell Berry


Tell us what you think

There are many choices to be made going forward.


We want as many Islanders as possible to get involved in the process to create the best plan possible; a plan that not only helps us cut our carbon pollution but also brings our common goals as a community to the forefront.


 For further updates about the process and opportunities to get involved sign up here. 

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