Date: April 22-May 1 2000
Venue: Temple Bar, Dublin
Feasta were the main partners in Convergence 00, a celebration of green, healthy and ethical living held in Temple Bar Dublin from Earth Day, 22nd of April to Labour Day, 1st of May.
Feasta were the main partner of Sustainable Ireland’s ‘Convergence Festival’ which took place in Dublin at the end of April. This celebration of green, healthy and ethical living was held at venues in and around Temple Bar. This 11 day festival set out to promote and popularise ‘sustainability’ with workshops, films, talks and seminars that explored the …
In May of 1999 the Feasta committee travelled to Soesterberg in Holland for a conference hosted by the EU funded Barataria project in which Feasta’s Richard Douthwaite acted as consultant.
Barataria is called after the imaginary island of Barataria which Silvio Gesell, the radical 1930s economist and progenitor of the alternative currencies movement, invented in his seminal book Die Wunderinsei. The focus of the project is to devise ways of including local businesses in community exchange networks in order to increase their economic impact in depressed areas.
Feasta members enjoyed presentations from Bernard Lietaer and the four participant projects: the …