The second part of “EcoReality on Salt Spring Island” concludes the documentary The End of Civilization Ecovillage and is followed by an interview with the creator Gordon Katic. ©2015 Roy L Hales. “The End of Civilization Ecovillage” is a production of The Terry Project on CiTR #53 and the accompanying interview was conducted by Roy L Hales.
EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 2
“Gordon Katic is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found old hippies, a new-agey kid, and a man very afraid of peak oil. They all say that civilization is doomed, so they decided to escape. But what did they escape to?” – From the Terry Project introduction
The Terry Project is a cross-faculty program at UBC designed to educate undergraduate students on pressing global issues like climate change, poverty, conflict and disease. Recognizing that these problems demand a rich multi-dimensional understanding, our chief aim is to create forums that promote interdisciplinary dialogue between students of the humanities and students of the life sciences. By hosting a prominent speakers series, organizing a TEDx student conference, offering an interdisciplinary academic course, and fostering a vibrant online community, we inspire students across disciplines to come together to discuss issues of global import.
(Image at top of page: Jan Steinman died his beard orange in what he describes as “a dare gone wrong.” (Gordon Katic/The Terry Project))