The Inside Story
The first Quadra 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 became 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. It disbanded a couple of years after it was formed, however.
In the spring of 2020, ICAN was revived under the name Quadra ICAN, and it is now a registered charity. Our aim is to assist Quadra in becoming more resilient and self-sufficient in the face of impending ecological challenges. Our mandate is to organize and foster direct action on clearly defined practical projects.