Seán Conlan was very impressed by the spirit of enquiry and creativity at the recent degrowth conference in Leipzig. You can read his impressions here. Other reports on the conference from Feasta members will be following shortly.
How can we break our water supply's current dependency on fossil fuels ? Feidhlim Harty provides some suggestions at the local, community and wider levels.
A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage. Using an active learning approach this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.
Unconventional Gas produces money for some people and risks and harms for others. People are confronted with difficult choices between immediate personal interests and obligations to the wider society and to the environment. There is a great temptation to deny these dilemmas exist.
Money is either a reward for past work, or (when issued through the device of credit) an advance secured in expectation of future work. From this viewpoint we can see money as an aspirational commons - a Common Pool Resource backed by our collective efforts, that with the right governance regime could be managed equitably and to mutual benefit. By Graham Barnes.
Cultivate, WeCreate Workspace and the P2P Foundation are delighted to host Open Everything, a series of events that will bring together cooperative advocates, community activists, and commons animators to share perspectives and ideas on the question,“How can a commons-based collaborative economy strengthen the resilience of our communities?”. From September 10th-14th in Dublin, Limerick and Cloughjordan. See http://www.openeverything.ie for full details. …