Case Study: Salt Spring Island Climate Action Plan 20202020-08-14T07:55:58-07:00

Case Study

Salt Spring Island Climate Action

Climate Action Planning 

Long Case Study


Reach beyond the “usual suspects” to engage an entire community around the highly contentious issue of Climate Action Planning.


An achievable Climate Action Plan, agreed upon by a representative sample of the community, culminating in a huge success, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Transition Salt Spring (Salt Spring Island’s Climate Action Committee) used the Ethelo platform to build consensus around a new Climate Action Plan while engaging residents of diverse backgrounds, ages, interests and political views. In addition to educating the community on local climate action efforts, eDemocracy Solutions successfully attained a Citizens’ Panel, with over 10% of the island’s adult population participating. This engagement generated over 5,000 comments, and resulted in an agreed upon an Climate Action Plan with a projected 58% greenhouse gas reduction by 2030 – all amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.