Events organised by Feasta

Joined Up Thinking and Sustainability

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

FEASTA course in Belfast: Toolkit for Sustainability

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 …

2005 Feasta Annual Lecture: How To Live Well Without Carbon -Decouple Life Satisfaction from Economic Growth, as well as Economy from the Environment – Roger Levett

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:

  1. A Better Choice of Choice – a critique of consumer choice as a principle of public policy (Fabian Society 2003)
  2. Leading the way: how local authorities can meet the challenge of climate change (UK Local Government Association 2005). This is a fascinating vision for

Feasta Workshop “Planning for the Future now – Building Sustainable Local Communities” – Roger Levett and Dr Kevin Leyden

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.…

Energy Prices and Ireland’s Future: October 2005 conference

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2005
Venue: Cultivate, Temple Bar, Dublin

Conference Announcement –
Energy Prices and Ireland’s Future

Without the cheap fossil energy that has fuelled economic growth since the industrial revolution our economies will change radically. What steps should be taken to ensure that Ireland can continue to thrive in a world where supplies of oil and gas are increasingly constrained if increasing energy demand is driving prices higher and higher?

How high will oil and gas prices go?

Will economic growth continue at its present pace?

How will changes in price affect the Irish economy and our way