Date: Friday, December 1st 2006.
Venue: 24, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
John is project co-ordinator of the Welsh Institute for Community Currencies . The event was held by the Feasta money group in conjunction with the Partners (Training for Transformation) organisation at 24, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6. It was intended for people from community groups interested in finding out what starting a community currency might enable them to achieve.…
Nic Marks is the head of the Centre for Well-Being at NEF (The New Economics Foundation) and has recently set up a new global measure of progress, the Happy Planet Index, which shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. He talked about how the economy is only really a means to an end and that we should be measuring the ‘ultimate end’ of people’s well-being instead of measuring GDP. He showed how simply relating the length and satisfaction of people’s lives to their ecological footprint creates a much more useful way of comparing …
Two Feasta Courses
The Cultivate Centre for Sustainable Living and Learning hosted two FEASTA courses in autumn 2006. Cultivate is located in Temple Bar (address below) and bookings can be made at Cultivate 01 6745773
Hosted at the Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment, School of
Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast
This was a course designed to explore the root causes of unsustainability:
how our society and economy fails to think about and plan for its own
long-term health and survival. The course fostered joined-up thinking in
considering how to tackle the problems and frame potential solutions.
For instance, what is the link between global climate change, genetically
modified foods and rising fuel prices?
The 10 sessions used Feasta’s ‘Community Learning Toolkit’, a CD ROM
containing readings, videos and audio recordings that …
Date: Monday November 21 2005 – 7.30 pm
Venue: Davenport Hotel,at Merrion Square,Dublin 2
Our Speaker –
As a partner in Levett-Therivel Sustainabilty Consultants, Roger advises UK government departments, public bodies including regional and local authorities on sustainability policy and tools including indicators, sustainability appraisal, strategic environment assessment and quality of life assessment.
His publications include:
- A Better Choice of Choice – a critique of consumer choice as a principle of public policy (Fabian Society 2003)
- Leading the way: how local authorities can meet the challenge of climate change (UK Local Government Association 2005). This is a fascinating vision for
Date: Tuesday November 22, 2005, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm
Venue: Mont Clare Hotel, Clare Street, Dublin 2
A workshop for a limited number of participants to share knowledge in securing environmental and social sustainability in local communities. The workshop offered insights into Strategic Plan Development and implementation by City and County Development Boards.…