The Terry Project on CiTR #53: The End of Civilization Ecovillage

Ecoreality (Gordon Katic/The Terry Project)

Ecoreality (Gordon Katic/The Terry Project)

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?

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Produced by: Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn
Special thanks to the UBC School of Journalism for their support, especially: David Beers, Deborah Campbell, Ian Holliday, Valentina Ruiz Leotaud and Stephanie Kelly.

Jan Steinman died his beard orange in what he describes as "a dare gone wrong."

Jan Steinman died his beard orange in what he describes as “a dare gone wrong.”

Steve is travelling across the country in a quest to find himself.

Steve is travelling across the country in a quest to find himself.

Rudy went 'back to the land' in the 60s, and he hasn't turned back.

Rudy went ‘back to the land’ in the 60s, and he hasn’t turned back.

Gary is says Jan's unpasteurized goat yogurt is doing wonders for his health, so he buys it every week--without fail.

Gary is says Jan’s unpasteurized goat yogurt is doing wonders for his health, so he buys it every week–without fail.

Special thanks to the Alma Mater Society Sustainability Fund for helping us buy some equipment.

Special thanks to the Alma Mater Society Sustainability Fund for helping us buy some equipment.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

3 Responses to “The Terry Project on CiTR #53: The End of Civilization Ecovillage”

  1. Jan Steinman

    How about checking the size of the opening image? It chunks in slowly, a line at a time, as if the browser is re-scaling a HUGE image a bit at a time! You always want your images to be sized for their final destination on the server, and NOT use dimensions in the IMG tag, which loads the entire huge image, and then throws away most of it!

  2. Jan Steinman

    I wouldn’t characterize myself as “very afraid of peak oil.”

    Rather, I’d say I’m acutely aware that we humans are running into multiple natural resource limits — fossil sunlight, ores and rare earth minerals, plant nutrients, etc.

    On another level, our “system of mutual provision” — the economy — seems to be irrevocably designed for growth, as well as incapable of dealing with non-growth, and we all know infinite growth in a finite world is impossible.

    So it may well be the debt-based economy that brings everything else crashing down. (We may be seeing the beginning of this with the current deflation in natural resources. Enjoy your cheap gas while you can!)

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