Feasta’s book Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse draws together many of the ideas our members have developed over the years and applies them to a single question – how can we bring the world out of the mess in which it finds itself?
The book confronts this mess squarely, analysing its many aspects: the looming scarcity of essential resources such as fossil fuels – the lifeblood of the world economy; the financial crisis in Ireland and elsewhere; the collapse of the housing bubble; the urgent need for food security; and the enormous challenge of dealing …
Biographical information about the 27 contributors to Fleeing Vesuvius.
Patrick Andrews qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and spent many years working in the UK and abroad for large corporations, specialising in cross-border transactions. In 2002 he left the corporate world, driven by a concern about its impact on society and the planet. He now teaches and writes about alternatives to conventional ownership and governance structures, and works with business leaders devising new ways of organising. He helped develop a radical financial and governance structure for Riversimple LLP. He lives in the New Forest in England with his wife …
Speech given by Father Sean MacDonagh at the launch of
Father Sean McDonagh
Fleeing Vesuvius on November 20th 2010
Welcome to each one of you to the launch of Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the risk of economic and environmental collapse, here at the European Parliament building. I am both honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from Feasta to launch this crucially important book.
This includes a brief summary of each article in the book.
Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta organised a discussion evening with a view to building a resilient community in the face of current economic collapse and fuel depletion. This took place on Saturday evening at 8.00 pm 20th November 2010 at Halla Pobail Chamuis, Camus Community Centre, Camus, Co Galway.
The aim of the evening was to discuss sustainable ways of living in our community which respects equality for everyone without compromising the future of generations to come.
There was a committed panel of speakers who were all interested in helping build community resilience to changing global, national and local circumstances, particularly …
This conference included David Korowicz of Feasta among its speakers (and Richard Douthwaite via 2-way link). Videos of the talks wil be available shortly.
Date and Time: Nov 12-Nov 14 2010
Venue: Grand Rapids, Michigan, US