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Septic Tank Options and Alternatives: Review by Seán Conlan

Apr 17, 2015 Comments Off on Septic Tank Options and Alternatives: Review by Seán Conlan by
Seán Conlan writes "The overall objective of the book as an ‘unapproved’ pathway and guide is admirably achieved and offers unique insights for those who are struggling with sewage systems which are either poorly installed, or who are burdened with soils which are unsuitable for percolation."
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Shale Gas and Fracking: The science behind the controversy – review by Brian Davey

Apr 09, 2015 Comments Off on Shale Gas and Fracking: The science behind the controversy – review by Brian Davey by
Brian Davey writes "the central theme of this book - that 'science can be allowed to decide through peer reviewed debate' - is at best innocent in the naive sense, pious and misleading. It evokes a world where issues are decided on by politicians and the public guided by neutral scientists who deliver the facts. But this fairy tale for the children begs all the difficult questions."
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CapGlobalCarbon: a new global system for addressing climate change

Feb 25, 2015 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon: a new global system for addressing climate change by
CapGlobalCarbon is a proposal for non-governmental actors to create a new global system as a back-up to the inter-governmental negotiations to make sure the necessary reductions in global carbon emissions are achieved. This idea has been developed by members of Feasta's climate group and we've just launched a website to promote it.
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Reflections on the Rights of Nature conference

Feb 10, 2015 Comments Off on Reflections on the Rights of Nature conference by
Brian Davey discusses some of the differences between indigenous and non-indigenous people and how this affects global ecological politics.
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The Mainstream Money Mess – three aspects… and what they mean for new money-forms

Feb 02, 2015 Comments Off on The Mainstream Money Mess – three aspects… and what they mean for new money-forms by
This article by Graham Barnes looks at three of the most poisonous aspects of Mainstream Money from the perspective of a currency designer exploring new money-forms.
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Beyond Globalization: The Legacy of Richard Douthwaite (1942 – 2011) for a Degrowth Economy

Jan 07, 2015 Comments Off on Beyond Globalization: The Legacy of Richard Douthwaite (1942 – 2011) for a Degrowth Economy by
To usher in the New Year, here's a paper by Willi Kiefel on Feasta co-founder Richard Douthwaite's profound and lasting impact on the green movement in Ireland.
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Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth

Dec 22, 2014 Comments Off on Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth by
"A social change, if it is to take place, requires desire, materialized into an alternative political vision, a vision driven by a quest for the enjoyment of life, not by fear of a looming disaster, or a pure survivalist spirit," argues Giorgos Kallis, one of the editors of Degrowth. A Vocabulary for a New Era. We're publishing his detailed and thought-provoking comments as a guest post.
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Divestment from fossil fuels: a critical appraisal

Dec 18, 2014 Comments Off on Divestment from fossil fuels: a critical appraisal
David Knight considers four possible reasons for divestment from fossil fuels. He concludes that divestment can help to bring about changes needed to tackle the negative impacts of fossil fuel production and use, but it cannot substitute for concerted and rigorous action at international and national governmental levels to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
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The oil price collapse and climate policy

Dec 15, 2014 Comments Off on The oil price collapse and climate policy
Brian Davey explains why, despite current shifts in the oil market, the need for a global carbon cap imposed in an equitable fashion is still as strong as ever.
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‘Over the edge…’ An online panel discussion on shaping the future of healthcare and education

Nov 14, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Over the edge…’ An online panel discussion on shaping the future of healthcare and education
This online panel discussion, to be held on Friday November 28, is designed to explore new forms of education, intergenerational education and other emerging issues affecting healthcare and education. Four innovative thinkers - Dave Cormier, Allenna Leonard, John Walker and David Somekh - will be on the discussion panel, and Feasta trustee Seán Conlan will facilitate.
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Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association Public Meeting 2014

Oct 27, 2014 Comments Off on Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association Public Meeting 2014
This meeting will take place on November 1st at 14:00, at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin. Topics covered will include " Sustainable Energy and Potential Adverse Health Effects", "Water fluoridation’s association with asthma", "Electromagnetic Radiation and Smart Meters" and "The Ecosystems Approach to Environmental Problems".
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23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang: Review

Oct 16, 2014 Comments Off on 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang: Review
Graham Barnes writes "There were so many tweetable gems in the 260 pages of this book, that I had to exercise self control or be suspected of agency status."
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Feasta climate group weekend, 31st October – 3 November 2014

Oct 13, 2014 Comments Off on Feasta climate group weekend, 31st October – 3 November 2014
This year's climate group meeting will have an overall theme of 'climate j
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