Convergence 00

Apr 01, 2000 Comments Off on Convergence 00 by

Date: April 22-May 1 2000
Venue: Temple Bar, Dublin

Feasta were the main partners in Convergence 00, a celebration of green, healthy and ethical living held in Temple Bar Dublin from Earth Day, 22nd of April to Labour Day, 1st of May.

Feasta were the main partner of Sustainable Ireland’s ‘Convergence Festival’ which took place in Dublin at the end of April. This celebration of green, healthy and ethical living was held at venues in and around Temple Bar. This 11 day festival set out to promote and popularise ‘sustainability’ with workshops, films, talks and seminars that explored the solutions to some of today’s most pressing problems.

Eva Stenius from Sweden’s JAK bank gave an interesting and lively presentation on Interest free banking and a workshop with Richard Douthwaite explored the question, ‘What would a sustainable world look like?’, and Ben Whelan’s workshop set out to define sustainability.

Events with Feasta member participation

About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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