Davie Philip

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 …

Community Learning Toolkit

Feasta’s learning ‘toolkit’, an exploration into the root causes of unsustainability and potential solutions, was presented in a 10 week course starting in the Cultivate Centre on Tuesday the 22nd of February. Richard Douthwaite wrote the study guide for the resource which was designed to focus the learners’ thoughts and Cultivate’s Davie Philip facilitated the 10 evenings.

FEASTA’s ‘toolkit’ is being used by other local groups and circles of friends around the country. The ‘toolkit’ contains books, readings, videos and audio recordings designed to provide the materials to enable a group of learners to explore the issues further. If you …