EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 2

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The 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.

(Click here to listen to part one)

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.

(Click here to access EcoReality on Salt Spring Island 1)

(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))

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