New articles about the Liquidity Network and debt-free currency

May 19, 2010 Comments Off on New articles about the Liquidity Network and debt-free currency

The Liquidity Network group, which is developing a debt-free currency, submitted this entry to the Your Country, Your Call contest, which will award two €100,000 prizes later in the year. An article in the May issue of Construct Ireland magazine about the group’s plans is here.

You can also download a powerpoint file of a talk that Richard Douthwaite recently gave at the Degrowth conference in Barcelona here. …

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Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production – An Outline Review

Mar 15, 2010 3 Comments

The report Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production, by David Korowicz of Feasta and the Risk/Resilience Network, is now available for download. The report argues that the defining dynamic of our civilisation is the withdrawal of energy from a complex and integrated system adapted only to growing. A managed “de-growth” is impossible; what is required is rapid emergency planning coupled with a plan for longer-term adaptation. …

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New Emergency videos available online

Feb 14, 2010 Comments Off on New Emergency videos available online

Videos of all of the presentations from Feasta’s New Emergency Conference can now be viewed for free on the conference website.…

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Liquidity Network leaflet available for download

Jan 11, 2010 Comments Off on Liquidity Network leaflet available for download

The Liquidity Network group, which is working with Future Proof Kilkenny to launch an electronic currency system in the city, has just published a leaflet outlining the system. It can be downloaded here.
More detailed questions about the way the system will operate are answered here. …

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Obituary: Dr Peter Read

Dec 08, 2009 1 Comment

We are saddened to learn of the recent death of Dr Peter Read. He was a proponent of the use of bioenergy for climate change mitigation, and he gave one of the presentations at Feasta’s 2008 Will Howard Memorial Lecture, “Climate Change: First the Bad News, Then The Good”. …

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Royalties from sales of Enough is Plenty to go to Feasta

Nov 23, 2009 Comments Off on Royalties from sales of Enough is Plenty to go to Feasta

Nov 23: enough is plenty book coverFeasta member and director Anne B. Ryan has announced that all royalties from her book Enough is Plenty will go to Feasta. It is currently available through Amazon as well as some bricks-and-mortar bookshops. If your local bookseller doesn’t have it, you can ask them to stock it (be sure to give them the ISBN number, which is 978-1-84694-239-6). Find out more about the book, and place online orders in time for Christmas, here. …

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Kinsale wins the Anne Behan award

Oct 20, 2009 Comments Off on Kinsale wins the Anne Behan award

We’re pleased to announce that Kinsale is the first winner of the FEASTA Anne Behan Community Sustainability Award for Transition Initiatives on the island of Ireland. Read more

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Anne B. Ryan joins our board of directors

Sep 25, 2009 Comments Off on Anne B. Ryan joins our board of directors

We’re delighted to welcome Anne B. Ryan onto the Feasta board of directors, following her election at the Feasta AGM on September 16th. Anne has been a schoolteacher, a freelance writer and researcher and is currently employed as a lecturer in adult and community education at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She is the author of Balancing your Life:  A practical guide to work, time, money and happiness (2002) and Enough is Plenty: public and private politics for the 21st century (2009) (see www.enoughisplenty.net). She is particularly interested in how all citizens can develop their capacities for leadership. …

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Environmental Pillar representatives needed

Jul 27, 2009 Comments Off on Environmental Pillar representatives needed

The Strategic Policy Committees which are being set up by the Irish local authorities are currently looking for people to represent the Environmental Pillar of social partnership. If you are a Feasta member and are interested in participating, please contact Michael Ewing and let us know by August 31. See the Environmental Pillar website for details about the application. …

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Democracy for an Ecological Age

Jul 20, 2009 Comments Off on Democracy for an Ecological Age

by Mark Garavan

This paper adopts a solution-based approach to the challenge of imagining a new democratic model for Ireland. It proposes a form of governance based on existing institutional and legal possibilities.…

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New paper by David Wasdell

Jul 07, 2009 Comments Off on New paper by David Wasdell

David Wasdell, the systems dynamicist who spoke at two Feasta events last year, believes that natural systems are already contributing to climate change rather than damping it down. A paper on this which he prepared as a briefing for the World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford this week can be found here. It argues that a runaway warming will develop unless urgent action is taken.…

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Upcoming Feasta conference

May 20, 2009 Comments Off on Upcoming Feasta conference

Confirmed speakers at the upcoming Feasta conference “The New Emergency: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World” now include Alex Evans, Dmitry Orlov, Richard Douthwaite, Ludwig Schuster and Dan Sullivan. The conference presents a timely opportunity for leading thinkers and stakeholders to explore systems based solutions relating to diverse topics such as food and energy security, money and finance reform, carbon emissions, resource depletion and managing the use of the commons. Read more

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The Liquidity Network

Feb 02, 2009 Comments Off on The Liquidity Network

Feasta believes that a radical monetary reform is one of the keys to sustainability and a number of members are currently working to establish a debt-free exchange system which they plan to introduce to overcome the problems created by the failure of the present debt-based system. You can find details of the project here.…

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