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Celebrating Feasta’s 20th anniversary

May 15, 2018 No Comments by

This innovative event in County Mayo on May 18 will focus on famine, food, energy and culture, and is free and open to all. It will explore today’s challenges both in Ireland and globally, in conversation and through culture using the Great Hunger and Richard Douthwaite’s legacy as backdrops.…

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Universal Basic Income: Pennies from Heaven by Paul O’Brien – review

Mar 16, 2018 1 Comment by
Caroline Whyte writes that universal basic income is "an exciting idea, and this book is well worth reading if you’re even mildly curious to learn more about its potential."
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Letter by Anne Ryan in the Irish Times

Dec 07, 2017 Comments Off on Letter by Anne Ryan in the Irish Times by

We’re pleased that a long letter by Feasta’s Anne Ryan about Basic Income and Land Value Tax was published in the Irish Times on November 30. You can read it here: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/basic-income-and-a-land-tax-1.3309792

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Ireland continues on its grotesquely unjust and irresponsible trajectory with regard to climate change

Oct 14, 2017 Comments Off on Ireland continues on its grotesquely unjust and irresponsible trajectory with regard to climate change by
There are so many positive things the Irish government could be doing about climate change - instead of its current mealy-mouthed, unrealistic approach. By Caroline Whyte.
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How do we survive tomorrow? October 12, 6-pm, Nottingham

Oct 02, 2017 Comments Off on How do we survive tomorrow? October 12, 6-pm, Nottingham by

This conversation organised by the University of Nottingham featured Brian Davey and Alan Simpson, the sustainable economics advisor to the shadow chancellor in the UK. The event was chaired by Andreas Bieler, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at Nottingham University.…

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Engaging Citizens in Community Led Transitions: conference, Sept 22 2017

Aug 28, 2017 Comments Off on Engaging Citizens in Community Led Transitions: conference, Sept 22 2017 by
An Taisce, Feasta, the Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate are co-ordinating this conference in Cloughjordan which will explore how best to encourage more public participation in climate action, sustainability and environmental protection, while improving citizen engagement in local community initiatives.
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Stability and sharing: basic income in history

Aug 02, 2017 1 Comment by
Who knows how many people all over the world could make significant contributions to humanity if there was a basic income? A little financial stability could make an enormous difference, as we can see if we take a look at some examples from the past. By Caroline Whyte.
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Stop Climate Chaos event: Dinner with Darwin, July 22

Jul 13, 2017 Comments Off on Stop Climate Chaos event: Dinner with Darwin, July 22
Stop Climate Chaos, of which Feasta is a member, is organising an event in Dublin on the evening of July 22 which will feature an array of fun and informative activities for kids and adults alike with a focus on climate change and sustainability.
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Three generations left: human activity and the destruction of the planet: review

May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Three generations left: human activity and the destruction of the planet: review
This book gives a useful summary of the environmental and social challenges we're facing and emphasises their interconnectedness, while providing some glimpses of where we could go from here. By Caroline Whyte
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CapGlobalCarbon and basic income: How could climate action be coupled to economic empowerment?

Apr 01, 2017 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon and basic income: How could climate action be coupled to economic empowerment?
A global basic income, funded from commons-based revenue including the revenue from CapGlobalCarbon, could help to heal the divisions that are currently plaguing us. By Caroline Whyte.
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Helicopter Money and Helicopter Books for the March for Science

Mar 10, 2017 Comments Off on Helicopter Money and Helicopter Books for the March for Science

In his latest Huffington Post article, Feasta trustee and climate group member Mike Sandler urges support for scientific literacy in the current climate of anti-intellectualism. You can read more here.…

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Screening of Demain/Tomorrow at the IFI, followed by discussion, Sunday 20 November

Nov 14, 2016 Comments Off on Screening of Demain/Tomorrow at the IFI, followed by discussion, Sunday 20 November
'Tomorrow / Demain' the César-winning documentary is being screened at IFI, the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar, Dublin this Sunday 20th November at 1pm.
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Towards Climate Safety and Justice briefing report

Sep 29, 2016 Comments Off on Towards Climate Safety and Justice briefing report
This report summarises the outcomes from a two-day event on June 8 and 9 2016 that was organised by Feasta, Cultivate and Trócaire. It provided a briefing on CapGlobalCarbon - a campaign organised by members of Feasta's climate group - set it in the context of the commons, divestment and social justice, and generated ideas about how to implement it as part of a broader citizens' movement for a fair and sustainable transition from fossil fuels.
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