Justin Ritchie is the co-host of the radio show, The Extraenvironmentalist, broadcasting on CiTR 101.9 in Vancouver and podcasting online. He is interested in issues of how to build a new society given that our current global order is failing. Justin also works as the AMS Sustainability Coordinator at UBC, where he runs the Sustainability Projects Fund that distributes funding for related projects to students on campus. Through his work as a graduate student at UBC in Materials Engineering, Justin is studying and working on advancing solar cell technology.
Reporting Beat: The current transition from a globalized civilization based on principles of infinite growth to a society that is grappling with shrinking energy availability.
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Stories by Justin Ritchie
Author Doug Rushkoff on how digital platforms are marching us over a financial cliff while ruining the Web.
For-profits are so over, say authors. Part of a Tyee series on capitalism’s crisis.
Why cryptocurrency is hot politics. Next in Tyee's series on capitalism in crisis.
Author Satyajit Das kicks off Tyee series on global capitalism's crisis.
Analysis shows that petro-divesting alone can't finance the needed energy transition.
'Massive online open courses' may just quell the next student debt revolt. First in a series of Inspiring Ideas for 2013.
China's energy imports are slowing and some experts see cracks in its economy. Should Canada be selling so hard?
Fantasies of a renewable future obscure our big climate responsibilities, says Ozzie Zehner in 'Green Illusions.'
Though past local initiatives never took root, a new system targeting food production aims to buck the trend.
How to drive home the impacts of a warming province? Stephen Sheppard and his UBC team offer a glimpse.
Retiring after 40 years, one of Canada's intellectual eco-giants leaves behind a tremendous footprint.
Two experts lecturing in Vancouver warn resource-rich nations aren't immune.
That's the message of Vancouver's Degrowth advocates, who scoff at city hall's 'greenest city' pledge.
I spent my vacation with protesters and feral dogs in roiling Greece and Granada. Wish you were here?
With the American economy teetering, Dmitry Orlov sees similarities in another 'superpower collapse.' Is he just a doomsayer?