The Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan 2.0 is a community volunteer driven project with the support and involvement of our elected Islands Trust representative and Capital Regional District representative working with the non-profit Transition Salt Spring Island. Volunteers coordinating the project include a variety of stakeholders from within our community.
The non-profit eDemocracy Solutions working with their sister organization Ethelo Decisions has donated the use of their engagement platform and the time of their team to help make this online process possible. Some tech support questions will be answered by their team directly if we are not able to assist.
The first Salt Spring Climate Action Plan was developed in 2011. Joining over 1300 other communities around the world, Salt Spring Island (as part of the CRD and the Islands Trust) has declared a climate emergency. This means we need a new plan for how we are going to cut our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG’s) in half in the next 10 years. This process is intended to ensure everyone on Salt Spring has an opportunity to help shape our collective vision for the future of our island.