The Inside Story

The first Island Climate Action Network was formed in 2008 when a small group of Quadra Islanders got together to ask what could be done locally about fossil fuel use. That version of ICAN was active in a number of local projects, including the founding of Quadra’s community garden, the banning of plastic bags at retailers, and an anti-idling campaign, but it disbanded a few years after it was formed.

In the spring of 2020, ICAN was revived under the name Quadra ICAN, and it is now a registered non-profit society. Our aim is to assist Quadra in becoming more resilient and selfsufficient in the face of impending ecological challenges. Our mandate is to organize and foster direct action on
clearly defined practical projects.

We’ve identified eight areas in which effective community action can be taken: food security, water security, energy self-sufficiency, do-it-yourself support, a free store, local recycling, transportation, and fund-raising.

These action groups have identified numerous specific projects, some of which are underway. Other projects are in the planning stages, and still others await focused discussion, refinement, or funds.

Action teams meet on their own schedules, and once a month team leads meet with members of the steering committee to share notes and ideas.

We are always pleased to welcome new members. If you’d like to join a specific action team, or become a member at large, or simply put your name on our mailing list, send us a message.

Quadra ICAN Society is among the local groups supported by the Tru Value Spirit Board, which gives an amount equal to one percent of your purchases to the group of your choice. If you’d like to contribute to Quadra ICAN by this means, our Spirit Board number is 315.