About Leigh Davis
Leigh has written 35 articles so far, you can find them below.

The Anne Behan Community Sustainability Award

For Transition Initiatives on the island of Ireland

‘Sustainability is a concept more than a strict code. It refers to responsible and ethical methods of practice in economic, social and environmental management. In many ways sustainability refers to new methods of old practices. It is often misinterpreted as relating solely to the environment, but in practice, it is an integrated approach to all aspects of life – economic, social, environmental and cultural.’

Anne Behan, 1959-2004

The Anne Behan Community Sustainability Award for Transition Initiatives will be presented every year by Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, to the …

Sustainable Residential Developments in Urban Areas

Response to Irish Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government Consultation Call Feb 2008:

by Emer Ó Siochrú

In general, we welcome these Guidelines and Urban Design Manual as they comprise a good outline of current best practice, an improvement on the current situation. But we fear that the Guidelines are too late; they address an economic reality that is rapidly changing; they largely ignore pressures in rural areas and they are not ambitious enough to properly address the energy, climate and social challenges currently facing Ireland.

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Submission to the Irish Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government on their guidelines for Carbon Cycles and Sinks

Feasta made this submission in collaboration with CELT (Centre for Environmental Living and Training). It explains the reasoning behind using carbon sinks as a way to mitigate climate change and suggests ways to incorporate the use of sinks into existing agricultural practice in Ireland.

The full submission can be downloaded as a PDF Version

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