Feasta’s Anne Ryan gave a workshop on steady state economies in Belfast on August 7, as part of Tools for Solidarity’s 35th birthday celebrations.
This workshop introduced the concepts of degrowth and steady state, along with practical policies that could help us get there, such as basic income, fossil-fuel cap and share, money as a public resource and land-value taxes. The format was highly participative and elicited discussion and contributions from the participants.
You can read more about it on the Tools for Solidarity website here. …
Feasta's Mark Garavan will be speaking in Cork at the launch of the Oxford University Press Community Development Journal's special issue on "Water, Anti- Privatisation Struggles & the Commons", as part of the Global Water Dances event on June 15th.
Lots of events coming up soon relating to Climate Case Ireland: 'Message to the Earth' at Fumbally Stables, Jan 17; Poster-making evening at Patagonia, Exchequer Street, Dublin, Jan 18th; Children's Rally for climate action, Jan 19th; and finally the public Climate Case hearing, from Jan 22, at the Four Courts.
If you are fearful, if you are frustrated, seize this opportunity to get climate action on the political agenda. Saturday 17 november 2018 at 2pm at the Natural History Museum, Dublin, and also in Cork and Galway.
Two Feasta members, Marian Farrell and Bridget Meehan, have helped to organise this event, which will be the first of three events which aim to bring together citizen-led movements that are working to bring about a just and resilient society in Northern Ireland and beyond. It will feature keynote speaker Michael Albert of the International Organisation for a Participative Society.
Basic Income Ireland is organising a series of events throughout Ireland during the month of Sept, to inform about and discuss their proposals for a basic income in Ireland. Advocates believe that a universal, sufficient and unconditional basic income would be a crucial ingredient in a transition to a more sustainable and equal society and economy. Many members of Feasta also take this view and see BI as an important systemic intervention that would have important short-term benefits but that also has the capacity to support the more far-reaching transformations we need.
You read more about basic income at www.basicincomeireland.com…