‘The Downside of Up’ – A Short FEASTA Course

Tuesdays 25th Sept & 2nd Oct 2007| Cultivate Centre | 7.30-9.30pm | €40 |

A short FEASTA course with David Korowicz on how economic growth eats itself, the environment, and makes society poorer. Explores the idea and operation of the global economy in the context of the wider eco-system in which it is situated. The continuing desire for economic growth, by its nature, will require ever more inputs of materials and energy. At the same time, it generates more and more waste such as greenhouse gasses. Is such an economy sustainable? Does it make us more content? Indeed, what is …

2007 Members’ Weekend

In a departure from previous years, Feasta’s 2007 Members’ Weekend was held as part of a larger event, the first ever “Irish Green Gathering”, at Woodbrook House outside Bunclody, Co. Wexford in August. The aim was to allow members to meet, have fun and get excited by new ideas. To launch the weekend Feasta hosted a social gathering on the Friday night. As with the other Feasta events that weekend it was held in the beautiful ‘Old Chapel’, for which we were very grateful as it rained for most of the weekend!

Feasta staged two major talks on Saturday the …

Members-only Seminar: Danny Day, founder and president of EPRIDA, on Creating a Virtuous Circle

How new biotechnologies can increase crop yields, extract a wide range of fuels, foods, chemicals and materials from the plants themselves and sequester perhaps a third of their carbon in the soil.

13.45 for 14.00, Friday, 27th July, 2007
at the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre

In association with the University of Georgia, Eprida has developed a method of producing biofuels and valuable coproducts which also allows greenhouse gases to be removed from the air and sequestered in the soil. See www.eprida.com. There is no charge for the seminar but to enable detailed discussions to take place afterwards, attendance

Memorandum to the Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into Personal Carbon Allowances

The Environmental Audit Commission of the United Kingdom Parliament is investigating the feasibility of introducing Personal Carbon Allowances to control greenhouse gas emissions. Feasta member Laurence Matthews was invited by the EAC to supply information about Cap and Share, and the text of the submission can be downloaded here.