Canadians living "off the grid" are the subject of a documentary by Royal Roads University professor Phillip Vannini and photojournalist Jonathan Taggart. Here's an excerpt from a Huffington Post article on their project:
Ethnographer Phillip Vannini says learning how to live within our natural-energy means is an idea we should all get comfortable with.
Vannini, a professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C., partnered with award-winning photojournalist Jonathan Taggart to create the “Life Off Grid” documentary, which profiles Canadians living "off the grid."
“I was wondering what it’s like today to live in the way that we may all need to live tomorrow, relying on renewables,” Vannini said. “I wanted to see if it was actually that scary.”