In 2021 we co-organised six online events that explored banking, basic income, biodiversity and the new WEAll hub for Ireland, we made a series of submissions, continued our successful podcast series with EHFF, published many blog articles, and sent a sizeable youth delegation to the COP-26.
Feidhlim Harty, Feasta's representative on this group, was encouraged by widespread acceptance by the organisers and participants of the importance of the circular economy and the ecological improvements that it promises. However, he also felt that there was insufficient realisation that we simply cannot build a circular economy on a foundation of fossil fuels.
Our 2019 gathering, which was organised in collaboration with Afri and Teacht Aniar and was part of the National Biodiversity Week, included discussion of food sovereignty, multilingualism and transformational change.
You can now download our latest Annual Report, which contains a summary of our activities in 2017, including a Water Commons thinkery, our latest climate and currency group initiatives, a conference on citizen engagement, collaborations with Basic Income groups, and photos from our Biodiversity Week competition.
Mark Garavan reports that this event in Cork on June 23, which featured Roisin O'Gorman, Miriam Planas, Marco Iob and Chas Jewett, was "a genuinely inspiring and hopeful experience. "
This report by Féidhlim Harty argues that closed-loop agriculture would not only stop the waste of nutrients to watercourses as pollution, it would also stop the high energy inputs needed for artificial nitrogen production, would enhance biodiversity, and could go a significant way towards reducing overall agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.