VOLUME 1 – ISSUE 3, Jan 2020
Article by Scott Lawrance
and much more…
The GTEC Reader –
A Voice For Change
“Much of the writing about the climate crisis uses the language of science, technology and economics. In this provocative article, Scott addresses psychological issues associated with the climate crisis. He proposes the rites of passage analogy as a means of understanding the transformative change that is required to accept and respond to this crisis.”
Welcome to the Threshold: A Provocation
GTEC Reader Editor’s Introduction – Much of the writing about the climate crisis uses the language of science, technology and economics. In this provocative article, Scott addresses psychological issues associated…
The Anthropocene Disruption by Robert William Sandford
BOOK REVIEW by Ross Thrasher of The Anthropocene Disruption by Robert William Sandford Rocky Mountain Books, 2019 Are we fiddling, like the Emperor Nero, while the world burns? This slender…
Cultivating the Horizon
GTEC Editor’s Introduction: In this winding road through his recently published memoirs Colin introduces the reader to Barry Lopez, an American author, essayist, and fiction writer whose work is known…
How Did We Get To This Place?
GTEC Reader Editor’s Introduction: GTEC Reader is happy to publish this lament by American novelist, Caroline Beamer. She expresses both the grief and hope that many Americans are experiencing during…
Changing the Climate with the Seeds We Sow
GTEC Editor’s Introduction: Can you imagine changing the world one seed at a time? This is Dan Jason’s vision and his work over several decades. Fortunately, Dan has also written…
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Scott Lawrance, Ed.D., R.C.C. – A retired member of the B.C. Teacher’s Federation, Scott has taught at all levels of public education from grade two to post-Secondary. His current professional interests include Buddhist approaches to eco-therapy. Scott and his Salish Sea Eco-retreats partner, Tara Souch offer annual eco-retreats for wilderness guides and interested professionals. He is the author of four books of poetry and has, in the past, edited two poetry magazines, “Raven” and “Circular Causation”.
Ross has enjoyed a 30-year career as a librarian at post-secondary institutions in Canada, the U.S. and the South Pacific. Most recently he served for eight years as Library Director at Mount Royal College in Calgary, leading the library’s transition to university status. In retirement Ross maintains an active interest in literature, travel and the performing arts.
Colin James Sanders PhD was involved with City University in Vancouver for twenty years, amongst other initiatives. Colin has contributed book chapters, articles, reviews and essays in academic, and poetry and poetics, book’s and journals. Over the decades, Colin has presented his work widely, including in Havana (Cuba), Taos (New Mexico), San Francisco, Toronto, Winnipeg, Nunavut, the Yukon, and Victoria and Vancouver (B.C.). Colin lives with his partner Gail on the Sunshine Coast, where he reads, writes, paints and chops wood!
C.S. Beamer is a former journalist and author of three novels, two published under the pen name, Caroline Kean. A recently completed fourth novel, DOOMED DURANGO, co-authored with her daughter, Christine, will be open to representation in 2020.
Dan Jason is a Canadian active in food politics, as an opponent of genetically modified foods and proponent of heirloom plants and seedbanks. He is a writer, lecturer, and runs a business providing heirloom seeds called Saltspring Seeds.