Renewable Energy Conference

Transition Salt Spring is pleased to announce its annual "What's Happening in Local Climate Action" event ––– for 2014 it will be an all-day conference at the Gulf Islands Senior Secondary. All members of the Gulf Islands and surrounding areas are invited to attend the Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference: Exploring Issues and Solutions, that will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday, April 5 at the high school multipurpose room.

The Conference will feature a public launch of the innovative GISS Solar Scholarship Project followed by a keynote address from Rob Abbott, Director of the BC Climate Action Secretariat. Following the Keynote, there will be three workshop/presentation sessions where people can choose from 14 different topics such as 'solar hot water for the home', 'electric vehicles as experienced by owners', 'energy efficiency considerations for house-building', and much more. There will even be a 'build your own solar toy car' workshop for parents, grandparents, children and teachers.

Demonstrations of solar panels and solar hot water systems will be complemented by a Green Power display where participants will generate green bicycle power. A tour of the new GISS greenhouse and considerations of permaculture and biodiesel are also on tap. Lunch ($10) will be available at the school cafeteria.

The conference fee is $10 in advance (From outer islands, contact 250-537-4797. On Salt Spring, purchase advance tickets from Salt Spring Books) or $15 at the door. All students are free. For more information visit or

Conference organizers wish to acknowledge generous grants from the Capital Regional District and BC Hydro.


Please Contact any of the following people if we can provide any further information!

David Denning 250-537-4797; Jon Healey 250-537-1222; Kjell Liem 250 538-7855

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By David Denning

I am a film-maker, photographer, naturalist, and science educator who has lived on Salt Spring Island for 17 years. My hobbies include kayaking, mountaineering, gardening and other forms of goofing around. My partner, Deborah Miller, and I are active with the Salt Spring Island Conservancy.

March 18, 2014 8:16 PM