Events

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

Food security in an energy-scarce world: Conference Programme

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Opening Lecture at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin (19:30 Wednesday, June 22nd)

An evening lecture by Richard Heinberg introduced ‘Peak Oil’ and the potential effects on societies, on economies and on the world’s food supply. This lecture was introduced by Richard Douthwaite and is open to a wider audience.

Three Day Conference at the Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment, UCD

Session 1: Food Under Threat (Thursday Morning, June 23rd)

Session 2: Examining Our Food Supply Systems (Thursday Afternoon, June 23rd)

Session 3: Possible Solutions 1 (Friday Morning, June 24th)

Session 4: Possible Solutions 2 (Friday Afternoon, June 24th) …

Food security in an energy-scarce world: June 2005 conference

INTRODUCTION

Feasta held a major international conference on June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2005, at the Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment, University College Dublin, Ireland.

The systems that produce the world’s food supply are heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Vast amounts of oil and gas are used as raw materials and energy in the manufacture of fertilisers and pesticides, and as cheap and readily available energy at all stages of food production; from planting, irrigation, feeding and harvesting, through to processing, distribution and packaging. In addition, fossil fuels are essential in the construction and the repair of equipment and …

Sustainable Community Workshops


Date: May 25 2005
Venue: Airfield Trust

Feasta is one of the groups that presented a workshop in Airfield’s education series on community which started with a screening of the ‘End of Suburbia’. FEASTA’s workshop took place on May 25th and focused on Local Food Communities. See below for details.

Sustainable Community Workshops
Airfield Trust Spring Community Series
Venue The Library @ Airfield House

The End of Suburbia
Film Screening hosted by Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre
Date: Wednesday Feb. 23rd 2005 Time 8 pm, Ticket €5
Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream and the standard development …