Photo: Nola Johnston

Sustainable Gabriola is of course, not the only group working on sustainability in our region. Here are links to some others: 


  • People for a Healthy Community (PHC) ― run a variety of programs focused on sustainability such food security, reducing social isolation, and supporting academic success.
  • Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO) ― run a recycling depot, Thrift Shop and “ReStore”, along with many other environmental and educational endeavors. 
  • Empower Gabriola ― a sustainable energy co-op, enable access to more affordable solar energy, heat pumps, biodiesel, and portable energy. 

Gulf Islands / Vancouver Island 

  • Bowen in Transition ― a group on Bowen Island working towards community resilience (Facebook).  
  • Salt Spring Solutions ― a grassroots network of Salt Spring Islanders addressing the island’s housing crisis (Facebook). 
Photo: Dyan Dunsmoor-Farley