Organised by Cultivate, in association with Village Education Research and Training (VERT) and Cloughjordan Community Farm. Feasta tutors include Bruce Darrell and Ciaran Mulloy.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn invaluable design and practical skills embedded in an active ecovillage and vibrant community.
Schumacher Ireland Summer School
Exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland
is organising its first Summer School in Ireland from 11th to 15th June 2012, in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast. Feasta members Jonathan Dawson and Peadar Kirby will be among the course teachers. [...]
Two public lectures hosted by the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network
. The first lecture, "Organic farming's role in improving food security and combatting climate change", features Gundala Azeez as the speaker. The second, "Biochar's role in increasing fertility and reducing fertiliser use", will be presented by Dr. Witold Kwapinski and David Friese-Greene.
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
In this talk ecological economist Brian Davey
, member of Feasta, demonstrated how many problems can be traced back to the mismanagement of common resources and argue for a new politics for the commons. What can be done given that rentier interests are so influential behind the scenes in the political system?
Can we find a new form of management, propertising without privatising, and managing the commons in the interests of all?
An evening of presentations and discussion, chaired by Molly Walsh of Friends of the Earth.
The international effort to prevent catastrophic climate change has concentrated on carbon dioxide reductions and other possible part-solutions such as reducing black carbon have been ignored. Richard Douthwaite of Feasta presented the case for a more diversified approach to the climate crisis and, in a second presentation, Corinna Byrne of the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network set out ways in which changes in the way the land is used can remove some of the carbon already in the air.…