In the first of a series of Irish Times articles entitled “Changing World, Changing Minds: Understanding our emotional response to the climate emergency”, psychologist John Sharry (who is a Feasta trustee) explores the effect that climate anxiety can have on mental health and explains why it is important to accept and channel our negative emotions: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/eco-anxiety-climate-breakdown-is-taking-its-toll-on-people-s-mental-health-1.4051378.…
Through a combination of interview-style conversation and small-group discussion, this event on December 7 will explore the mental health and emotional toll of our increasing awareness of climate change and environmental destruction.
Nov 6 2019: We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved colleague and Feasta co-founder John Jopling, after a long illness. John was surrounded by friends and family and died peacefully at his home in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
"Anyone looking for an excellent description of the damaging effects of austerity will find it in this book. Anyone looking for an analysis of the ecological crisis and what to do about may be disappointed," writes Brian Davey.
In the fourth of her Enough is Plenty blog series, Anne Ryan argues for the "great middle ground...[this] refers to the masses of people all over the world whose way of living is between over-consumption and poverty; they live without making excessive demands on the earth".
In response to a consultation call from the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on their Agri-Food 2030 strategy, Feasta has prepared this submission, which calls for an urgent diversification of Irish agriculture and a move away from its current export-led approach.