Bog buy-out

Jul 15, 2010 Comments Off on Bog buy-out

Farming Independent July 13th 2010 by Paul Melia

The state faces the prospect of paying more than €250m buying bogs on which turf- cutting is no longer allowed.

Farmers could be set for a massive windfall after a report commissioned by…

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Allan Savory wins the Buckminster Fuller award

Jun 05, 2010 Comments Off on Allan Savory wins the Buckminster Fuller award

We are delighted to learn that the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and Allan Savory have won the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award. Allan Savory was our Feasta lecturer for 2009, and Feasta was interviewed at length about the value of Mr. Savory’s work before the award was announced. His lecture, “Keeping Cattle: Cause or Cure for Climate Crisis?” summarises his ideas about using livestock to restore degraded land and address climate change. You can find out more about Mr Savory’s work at the Savory Institute website. …

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Feasta is moving

Jun 03, 2010 Comments Off on Feasta is moving

As of Monday June 7th 2010 the Feasta office will be based in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. Our postal address will be Feasta Ltd, Main St, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
Our existing phone line will be forwarded until we get a new one up and running.

Cloughjordan has a vibrant and active community and we look forward to building strong relationships and sharing resources and experiences there. We will be sharing an office with Mendes Go Car, a sustainable transport consultancy, and in the same building as Cultivate’s Cloughjordan branch and the North Tipperary Enterprise Park (which is in the …

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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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