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  • Celebrating Brigid of Faughart at Imbolc

    Dundalk, Faughart, Ravensdale and Carlingford, Co. Louth.

    Wed 28th Jan  - Sun 1st Feb 2009

    Brat Bhríde welcomes you to this festival which celebrates Brigid of Faughart and the Celtic festival of Imbolc in myth, landscape, folklore, spiritual customs, music and dance. The emphasis of this festival is to revisit and reclaim the richness of the traditions associated with Brigid of Faughart, in ways which are relevant to our lives in the 21st century. The lectures and workshops will offer opportunities for expanding deepening our knowledge of Brigid for tasting the Wisdom that she was and still is for Integrating Feminine Consciousness more surely into contemporary culture. The music and the time honoured rituals associated with Brigid and Imbolc will nourish our hearts and souls, and give us confidence in these uncertain times.

    Brat Bhríde ( Maura Lennon, Mairead Heeney, Fr Tom Hamill and Dolores Whelan) is a voluntary group who have come together to organise this festival. Lá Fhéile Bhríde will also be celebrated with a Tridium in St Nicholas Church Dundalk (29th Jan—1st Feb) and with a candlelight pilgrimage at Faughart Shrine (Feb 1st).

    Bookings and full detail: 042 9371901 | ...

  • CELT Weekend in the Woods

    celt.jpgTraditional Skills and Crafts Training

    12/13/14th July 2008 | Bealkelly Oak Woods, Tuamgraney, East Clare

    Learn a Traditional Skill or Craft in the unique and beautiful surroundings of Bealkelly Woods, on the shores of Lough Derg, East Clare.

    2 or 3 day workshops, including Woodcrafts & Rustic Art for Youngsters (8-14yrs). 19 courses on offer : Dry-stone and Lime-mortar Walling / Spinning & Weaving / Shave-horse Construction / Greenwood Furniture / Coppersmithing / Wood Carving / Sugan Chair-making / Stone Carving & Clay Sculpture / Silversmithing / Blacksmithing / Basketry / Boat Building / Herblore / Building with Cob & Cordwood  / Felt-making / Bow making / Yurt-Wheel Construction and New Course! Rustic Tool-Making

    For info & on-line booking www.celtnet.org | info@celtnet.org | (061) 640765

  • 'The Downside of Up' - Short Course

    Tuesdays 25th Sept & 2nd Oct | 7.30-9.30pm | €40 | www.feasta.org

    A short FEASTA course with David Korowicz on how economic growth eats itself, the environment, and makes society poorer.  Explores the idea and operation of the global economy in the context of the wider eco-system in which it is situated. The continuing desire for economic growth, by its nature, will require ever more inputs of materials and energy. At the same time, it generates more and more waste such as greenhouse gasses. Is such an economy sustainable? Does it make us more content?  Indeed, what is an economy for? Will nature force a change? Are other forms of money creation possible?

  • Feasta Energy and Climate Group (with Cap and Share) 2nd Annual Meeting

    Friday 27th July, 2007 7.30pm 
    Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 |  Website  |  Enquiries

    An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme: climate change, peak oil and global equity


    Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for its annual meeting at Glencree, will present the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics will include a discussion on whether the EU's target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is adequate and how rapid a reduction in fossil energy use it would entail.

    The group has spent the past year developing the Cap and Share framework for dividing up the limited amount of greenhouse gases that can be released without breaching whatever temperature-rise target is chosen amongst the people of the world. The principles behind Cap and Share will be explained and the meeting will hear a report on the progress that has been made on getting C&S put into use.
     

  • Stop Climate Chaos - Umbrella Action Day

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    Sunday June 15th, 3 P.M. | Martello Tower, Sandymount Strand

    Last year: a sea of dancing umbrellas on a sunny day, our first Umbrella Action Day was unforgettable. We pressed the new Dáil and the incoming Government to take climate change seriously.

    One year on: we're telling them how to start reducing Ireland's outsized carbon footprint. We're going back to the beach to demand the Government put a clear, fair, price on carbon across the whole economy.

    We'll mark one year of the new Government with an event and a new leaflet that graphically illustrate Ireland's record  on greenhouse gas emissions compared with that of other countries. The Irish are emitting 17.5 tonnes of climate pollution per person every year, making us the sixth most polluting of the developed countries. If everyone polluted like the Irish, we would need three planet earths to survive.

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  • Home Birth

    By Maire Ni Chonchubhair

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  • Partnership for Change - Climate Change Conference

    ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS COMMITTED TO TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

    Friday 14th Nov, 2008 | Cork International Airport Hotel | Airport Business Park, Cork

    If you want to know more about Climate Change and Global Warming; if you want to help shape the future,
    BOOK NOW.

    Partnership for Change, established in 2008 is an emerging, non-profit, non-partisan organisation supported by leading businesses and professional bodies dedicated to providing the public, business and civic leaders, and policymakers with objective and understandable information about issues of climate change and global warming.

    The Partnership for Change - Climate Change Conference sponsored by Bord Gáis and EnviroManagement Services will be addressed by distinguished and leading international experts, speakers and panelists who will demonstrate the challenges facing humanity on an international, regional and local level, and provide essential advice on tackling climate change and planning for an uncertain future. The event specifically sets out to encourage open discussion and collaboration between the scientific community, professional bodies and institutions, business, farmers organizations, public and private sector, NGO’s, political parties

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  • Afri Event: Hedge School 2008

    Pipelines and Profits: People Under Pressure

    A unique blend of conversation, debate, music, art, film, fun and food!

    From 24th to 26th October
    Film screening Friday 24th at 8.30pm
    Conference sessions Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
    Registration 9.15am Saturday
    Glenamoy Community Centre, Erris, Co Mayo

    Further information available soon. |  www.afri.ie

  • Phibsborough Environmental Seminar

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    Saturday 11th September 2010 | 3pm-6pm | All Saints Church Hall, Phibsborough Road D7 | €Free

    This free seminar will showcase a number of social and environmental projects within Dublin and promote and explain these projects and environmental activities to new audiences. Capacity is limited with seating being allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

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  • The Future of Urban Cycling

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    Tuesday 2nd November 2010 | 7pm | €Free | Cultivate at The Greenhouse, St Andrew St, D2 (map)

    Dr. Peter Cox from Chester University explores the question:  "What is the future of urban cycling?"

    Dublin Cycling Campaign is delighted to welcome Peter to speak in Dublin.  He has a wealth of experience in the areas of social change, sustainability and the history of cycling technologies, and we are sure the event will attract cycling advocates, academics, transport and planning professionals and the general public. 

    Dr. Cox’s presentation will provide a broad historical and comparative overview of the development of cycling in a UK and global context.  He will comment on the range of initiatives and struggles to work out what might be best to safeguard and support cycling in contrasting contexts. He will consider the interplay between cycling technologies and infrastructure, and explore the question: how do we ensure that we are planning and building for the future and not the past?  A copy of the poster and further details of the event are

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  • Mitigating climate change, The challenges and opportunities for Forestry in Ireland

    Wednesday 5th November 2008  | Silver Springs Hotel, Cork | Latest Information

    The Irish Natural Forestry Foundation presents a one day conference:

    “Mitigating climate change; The challenges and opportunities for forestry in Ireland"

    Climate change is widely recognised as the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today and it is well established that sustainable forestry systems can have a significant role in mitigating these changes.

    Climate change will bring challenges and require adjustments to the way that forests in Ireland are managed. Newly created, and existing forests, will have to be diverse and robust enough to cope with an uncertain future. We will have to pursue a flexible form of forestry which can be modified to match the changing conditions.

    The Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF) is hosting a one day conference in order to stimulate debate and cooperation between all sectors involved in forestry, farming and water management and to help develop the informed policies and practices necessary to address the challenges that climate change presents.

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  • Slow Food Dinner - Dublin

    Wednesday 2nd April 2008 7pm | The James Joyce Centre | 35 North Great Georges St. Dublin 1 | Members €35 Non Members €46

    Slow Food invites you to a Seasonal Celebration - a coming together of Dublin Food Producers and the Dublin Food Community, for a meal, talks and tastings.

    There will be opportinities to join on the night.

    If you are intrested in comming along to enjoy good food, meet local food producers,  chat with chefs and share your food knowledge email slowfooddublin@gmail.com to make a reservation.

  • Yoga at the Breast Cancer Benefit Day

    At Hush Yoga

    Saturday, 28th November 2009 | HushYoga | 93 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. | Minimum donations requested €15 per session | Reservations at 086 733 3238 or info@hushyoga.com

    Join local teachers for a very special yoga day to raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.

    See schedule of workshops at hushyoga.com

     
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Course

    Mondays from 22 September ’08 | 7-9pm |  Liberties College | Map

    What does living the green lifestyle really mean? How can I make a difference to the quality of the environment? What are communities doing to make a difference to environmental sustainability? Will making practical changes such as changing my choice of light bulb save me money? These are some of the questions we will be dealing with on the ‘Introduction to Environmental Sustainability’ course.

    Topics offered seek to balance the technical aspects of sustainability with opportunities for learners to receive practical tips on ways to make more informed product and lifestyle choices which can make a difference to the environment.

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  • Sunand Prasad @ Green Party Convention

    sunand_prasad.jpgSaturday 7th March | 3.45-5.15pm | White’s Hotel of Wexford | FREE - but places are limited | register at: www.greenparty.ie

    You do not have to be a Green Party member to attend this event

    The Green Party are delighted to welcome award winning architect Sunand Prasad to their 2009 Convention. London based Sunand is President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He believes that energy, its generation, conservation and use, is the big issue and the built environment is the biggest single component of the picture. He is passionate about the role that architects play in the solutions to such challenges.

    Sunand will participate in a workshop convened by Paul Leech of GAIA Associates. The focus of the session will be on the power of positive sustainable thinking and initiatives.  This interactive workshop promises to be a great opportunity for debate, discussion and learning.

  • Choice in Education - Re-imagining Childhood

    Steiner / Waldorf Education: Public Lecture with Pearse O'Shiel

    Wednesday 23 June | 7.30 pm |  Cultivate @ The Greenhouse | St. Andrew St, D2 |  €10 entry/ISKA members €5 (you can join on the night)

    This is the first in a series of 6 talks on Steiner / Waldorf education, working towards the opening of a Steiner / Waldorf primary school in Dublin in 2011 and supporting the existing network of kindergartens.

    Pearse O'Shiel (MA in Education) is a gifted and inspiring speaker who has dedicated his life to nurturing the spirit of creativity and wholeness in each child. He is one of the most experienced Waldorf teachers in Ireland and a leading light in the movement for real alternatives to mainstream education. Over the past quarter-century he has been a driving force behind the development of Steiner / Waldorf education in Ireland at all levels, from early childhood to active learning for adolescents. A past master at turning dreams into reality, Pearse co-founded the Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association. He successfully campaigned for State

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  • Challenge Europe: From Ideas to Reality

    Challenge Europe is a three year project managed on the island of Ireland by the British Council in collaboration with Arena Network, Business in the Community NI, Comhar, Cultivate and the Northern Ireland Sustainable Development Commission.  The project aspires to make a definite and lasting impact on the climate change debate. It brings together young influencers from 15 countries across Europe to work together as Climate Advocates to develop concrete ideas to reduce carbon use in their countries.

    The Climate Advocates from Northern Ireland and Ireland have developed 5 ideas for tackling climate change that are now being communicated to decision-makers and companies that can help them make a reality.

    Take a look here at their ideas and ideas from other countries.

  • Biofuels and Food Security ? Are they compatible?

    Friday 13 June, Metropole Hotel, Cork , Ireland, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

    Ethical Development Action is hosting a one-day conference on Biofuels and Food Security on Friday 13 June 2008, immediately following after the FAO Summit on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Rome the previous week.

    The conference brings together speakers from the developed and developing world to assess the impact of biofuels on global food security, at a time when staple food prices are at record highs and food riots are becoming a common occurrence in developing countries.

    Speakers from Ethiopia and Brazil will highlight the impacts faced by one of the main food- importing countries in Africa and the major food and biofuel exporter of South America.

    A speaker from FAO will highlight the worrying trends in global food security over the past year as commodity prices soar and tell us of FAO’s experience with pro-poor biofuel projects.

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  • Can Europe Lead the Battle Against Climate Change?

    climate_change.jpgAre the Dublin Candidates up to the Fight?

    Thursday 14 May | 6pm  | Culitvate Centre | Free

    Attending this debate are; Deirdre de Burca (Green), Prionsias de Rossa (Labour), Mary-Lou Mc Donald (Sinn Fein), Gay Mitchell (Fine Gael), Eibhlin Byrne (Fianna Fail – TBC) and Caroline Simons (Libertas). In the chair will be Oisin Coughlan, Director, Friends of the Earth, Ireland

    Dublin Friends of the Earth (dublin@foe.ie)
    Sponsored by climatechange.ie http://climatechange.ie

  • Opening to Love this Valentines Day

    with Victoria Clarke Angel Channeler

    Saturday 14th February | 3.30-6pm | Carmelite Community, Clarendon Street | €40 | Places limited | 087 6323297 | openingtolove@gmail.com

    'Opening to Love' is a workshop for those who want to Open their Hearts to Love AND to clear anything blocking the Love coming into your heart & your life in general. It about making you more magnetic to Love & releasing the vibrations that might be a barrier to Love, like Resentment, Anger, Hurt, Disappointment, & Disillusionment. Victoria will be channeling Angels to assist with the exercises & advise about the most beneficial ways to Open to Love. Bring Love into your life this Valentines Day!  

  • Has the Green Washed Out of Ireland?

    Tuesday 9th December 19:30.

    Tickets €5 (Booking Required).
    Book tickets on www.sicencegallery.com

    Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Pearse St,
    Trinity College, Dublin 2. T: +353.1.896.4091.

    Although Ireland has championed many new green initiates such as taking plastic bags, promoting energy saving bulbs, charging for bin collection per bin whilst not charging for the green bin, banning smoking in the work place; it is potentially losing its green mantle to other cities and countries who are now championing carbon zero cities.  These new cities include Masdar in Dubai (with MIT) and Dongtan in Shanghai, China (with EPSRC, UCL).  Ireland needs its own international carbon zero initiative such as greenprint.

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  • Lecture on Eco-friendly wood products

    International experiences in forest certification and the making of a green label

    15th October | 8pm | Cultivate Centre

    Living an environmentally aware life is something many people are interested in, but it can be hard to be sure our decisions are indeed the best.  Choosing FSC certified wood is one way to be sure that you are helping support responsible management of forests and not buying stolen wood or timber cut in a way that damages livelihoods or pollutes water.  You will have a chance to find out about Eco-friendly wood products: International experiences in forest certification and the making of a green label to be given by Dr. Connie McDermott of the Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance. In this lecture, Dr. McDermott will be giving an international perspective on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and stakeholder processes.  She will be speaking from her experience in analysing forest policy, forest certification, and public involvement.

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  • Green Living Experience

    Sat / Sun 25th & 26th August |  Castlewellan, Co Down | Adults – £5 per day, 2 days ticket - £8  | Under 12 - free

    Green Living Experience presents a sensory feast of sustainable living over two days in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park. Hundreds of experiences are awaiting you from fun and adventure to talks, demonstrations and you can even learn how to grow vegetables or how to cook a pie.

    At Green Living Experience you are invited to try out as many activities as you can fit into two days – we have hundreds on offer and all of them are sustainable. We have eight action-packed zones from local food in the Food Village to Swedish massage at the Body and Soul Zone, outdoor adventure at the Children and Young Persons Zone, or how to make honey at the Bio-diversity Zone. All day and evening listen to the music or take part in the public forum. We have experiences for every interest and we guarantee that everything you try is making the planet a better place to be. Chill out in a cooler kind of environment.

  • Earth Oven Building

    Benefit for Tara and Early Earth Oven Building

    14th June | Solid Ground - A permaculture centre in Co. Leitrim

    This will be our next meeeting.  We are going to attempt to build an earth oven, if nobody gets too side tracked by the gig we're having that evening for Tara, sacred site of Eire. If anyone has built an Earth Oven before please come along and share your know-how.   Get here the night before and come support our local drop-in centre.  We're having another benefit there!  People can camp.  If you know of any musicians bring them too! Make a Weekend of it in the lovely Sliabh an Iarainn Mountains.  Hope to see you there. Sinead

  • Afri Féile Bríde 2009

    SEEDS OF CHANGE... SEEDS OF HOPE

    Sunday 8th February 2009 | The Derby House Hotel, Kildare | beginning at 2pm - registration at 1.30pm | Booking in advance recommended! Admission €25 | Organised by Afri

    Former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, and peace activist Frida Berrigan, as well as ‘celebrity’ chef Richard Corrigan will be the keynote contributors to Afri’s annual ‘Féile Bríde’ Conference.

    Food and hunger have been at the core of Afri’s concern since its inception. We look especially at the causes of famine, particularly the war industry which now costs in excess of a staggering $1,200 billion annually, literally taking food from the mouths of the poor, an issue that will be addressed by Denis Halliday and Frida Berrigan in the opening session of this year’s conference.  

    Richard Corrigan has been a strong advocate of the Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA) whose work will be celebrated at this year’s conference. ISSA has recovered over 140 varieties of Irish apple, and literally hundreds of open-pollinating varieties of fruit and vegetables, since they were founded in 1991. Chef Corrigan cooks and chats about food with members of

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  • Fostering Active and Collaborative Learning

    fostering learning15 - 19 October 2012, Cloughjordan Ecovillage

    Learn about: Place-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning; Education for Sustainable Development and The Art of Hosting. Presented to you by Village Education Research and Training in collaboration with the Change Exploratory and Cultivate Living and Learning.

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  • Wise Woman Weekend

     

     

     

     

     
    June 6th – June 8th, 2008 | €140 | St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo

    The fourth annual Wise Woman Weekend takes place at St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo from June 6th to June 8th, 2008. Martyrdom is not all it’s cracked up to be. Wise Woman take time out to explore their dreams and own well being. This is a time to connect (reconnect) with who you are, honour the feminine, and have fun with like minded women.

    The Wise Woman Weekend is organised by volunteers with sustainable principles in mind. We strive to source local, eco friendly goods and services provided by women. Our web site includes a forum for car sharing to the event.

    Choose workshops from an eclectic mix of 12 including: The Way of the Seabhean, The Big Sing, Permaculture Garden Design and Divining the Dream.  On Saturday afternoon take your pick & mix of a range of activities including:

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  • Public Transport and Urban Citizenship Conference

    An Invitation from the Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin

    Conference: Public Transport and Urban Citizenship: Making Dublin the Capital of Ireland

    21 September 2007 (9.30am - 5pm)| Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre | Arts Building | Trinity College

    With major developments in Dublin's public transport infrastructure underway, it is time for the city to address vital questions of urban design, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

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  • Natural Building Workshop

    Friday 20th - Friday 27th August 2010 | Umberstown Great, Summerhill, Co Meath | €200 - 8 days includes: vegetarian lunch, coffee, tea (or €25 per day)

    To register: contact Pete and Carmel tel: 046 955 5595 / 086 375 1752 | carmelduffy1957@yahoo.com

    Learn Cob (mud) mixing, straw bale, cob and cordwood wall building, installing windows and plastering with Tutor Jo Forsyth.  Camping and a number of bed spaces available with shower facilities. 

  • Building Energy Fair

    ecovillage.jpgCloughjordan Village | North Tipperary | Saturday 12 September

    Come and join us in Cloughjordan, Ireland’s first eco village.  With talks and workshops, children’s activities, films, tours of the ecovillage, and over 20 stalls from energy and building services to browse.  It’s a family friendly day out not to be missed.

    For more information go to www.servecommunity.ie/buildingenergyfair
  • Job Opening: Biodiversity Policy Coordinator

    The Irish Environmental Network (IEN), the umbrella body for national environmental groups, seeks a Biodiversity Policy Coordinator to work with member groups and coordinate their input to National Biodiversity Policy.

    The coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of a targeted strategy to compile and communicate a series of biodiversity policy recommendations for the incorporation of biodiversity considerations into general and specific policy making in Ireland.  This will involve communications with participating groups; allocation, management and compilation of research toward thematic policy areas; and coordination of meetings both between participating groups, and with relevant agencies. 

    See detail at http://www.ien.ie/?p=255

    Contact Bridget Farrell | The Irish Environmental Network | bridget@ien.ie | www.ien.ie

  • Talking about the Village?

    Building Sustainable Community

    Thursday 2nd April 2009 | 6.15 - 7.45pm | €Free | Dublin Food Co-Op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8 | map

    The Village sustainable community project in Cloughjordan, North Tipperary was a project that was started by Dublin Food Coop members.   As a living community the ecovillage will demonstrate ecological building, renewable energy generation, local food production, natural health care, local livelihoods, and play a part in conserving the genetic biodiversity of Ireland. It will act as model of best practice in sustainability.

    Davie Philip will give an update of where the project is at, outlining with pictures and film the ideas and technologies being utilised.  Contact: davie@thevillage.ie

  • The Wild Poland Natural Heritage of Europe Exhibition

    Until 6th September 2008 | St. Stephens Green Park, Dublin (moving to Cork in October)

    The exhibition consists of 54 large-format (150 x 100 centimetres) nature photographs with descriptions in English and Polish, as well as 6 information boards. Everything is installed in 30 stands made from recycled wood, metal and grass. The exhibition is accompanied by Wild Meetings, Wild Poland Trips and a contest.

    See website for more information.

  • Feasta's Climate Group Annual Get-Together

    Friday, 27th February 2009 | 7.15 pm | McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2 | €10 (€5 for paid up Feasta members / concessionary rate)

    Mobilising for the Climate Emergency

    with Brian Davey, Feasta

    Climate scientists are now saying that targets for greenhouse gas stabilisation should be lower than 350ppm CO2, perhaps even below 300ppm. To achieve these very low greenhouse gas concentrations would involve re-allocations of economic resources on a scale not previously achieved in anything other than war or revolution. So, how can the necessary massive changes, not just in what we consume, but to how we work and live our lives, be motivated? How can we achieve the common commitment to go for the scale of change that would make this at all possible?

    Brian Davey is a writer and economist with a special interest in human psychology. He lives in Nottingham and has been an active member of Feasta for many years.

    Stopping the way we use the land from warming the planet

    with Professor Mark Maslin, University College, London

    Roughly 27% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come, not from the burning of fossil fuels, but from agricultural practices and changes in land use, such as the clearing of forests and the draining of bogs.

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  • The 5th Wise Woman Weekend

    " A fantastic, invigorating,energising, thought provoking weekend. " 

    May 8th - 10th, 2009 | Dromahair, Leitrim.

    This is a weekend of learning, discovery, celebration and fun for women of all ages. Organised by volunteer energy with sustainable principles in mind. Details at www.wisewomanireland.com or
    call +353 (0) 71 964 3963 

    • 15 diverse workshops to choose from
    • Friday night welcoming celebration
    • Greetings to the day
    • Wild Woman Banquet and Open Mic Social
    • Keynote Talk
    • "Standing Women" visualisation
    • Closing Bealtaine Festival Ritual

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  • Eco-Nonviolence Residential Workshop

    with Joanne Sheehan

    3rd and 4th October 2008 | Kilcranny House, Coleraine | organised by INNATE www.innatenonviolence.org

    Friday evening at 4pm to Saturday at 5pm | Minimum fee*: £35 waged individual/£25 unwaged

    The ecological crisis, and the many, disparate, green/ecological/environmental issues which are of concern, affects us all deeply and may be catastrophic for the poor of the world. How we can further our campaigns and the wider cause is the purpose of this workshop, using the skills and experience of Joanne Sheehan as facilitator (see biographical note below).  This is also a networking opportunity in two senses – bringing some of the experience from the peace and nonviolence movement and wider campaigning, plus networking between individuals from diverse geographical and campaign areas.  The focus is very firmly on ‘Eco’ nonviolence though anyone interested in nonviolent campaigning and strategising is welcome.  We will be aiming for around 25 participants.

    Booking forms are available from INNATE, e-mail innate@ntlworld.com and phone 028 (North) / 048 (Republic) 90 64 71 06, postal address 16 Ravensdene Park, Belfast BT6 0DA; queries can be made to the same contacts.  *The fee set is minimal to encourage participation

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  • Irish Climate Camp Awareness Raiser

    climate camp.jpgSaturday April 11th | Doors open 6pm | Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.

    Introduction to Climate Camp and slide shows, Food served @6.30,
    Film: The Power of Community, starts 7.30pm, after film there will be open discussion about Climate Camp Aims and Principles and a chance to have all questions answered. Also, some short clips of previous Climate Camps and Ecotopia.

    Ever wondered what exactly Climate Camp is? What it hopes to achieve? How is it organised and who is organising the Irish one? Now is your chance to have your questions answered, contribute your opinions and hopefully get more involved in this ambitious, challenging project, which has great potential to bring people together in the battle against climate and social injustice.

    The food will be Vegan/Vegetarian, food prepared by Seomra Spraoi's Kitchen Group. If you want to help or bring extra desserts I can put you in touch with kitchen group.  The event is free entry, with a suggested donation for food. It is a non-alcoholic event. The event will end about 11pm.

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  • Heritage Week at Airfield

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    24th, 25th & 27th August | Airfield | Places are limited; please book in advance | 01 298 4301

    Heritage Walks and Talks

    24th - A history talk on the Overend family with photographs from the Airfield archive
    25th - Tour of the ornamental gardens with head gardener, Emer O’Reillly
    27th - Nature walk examining a native hedgerow

  • Planning Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Generation Systems

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    Friday 5th June | 9.30 - 16.00 | Lifetime Lab | Cork

     €195 | 10% discount for ÉASCA members | Bookings: training@dwme.ie

    To coincide with the introduction of smart metering and SEI renewable energy grants, DWEcoCo invites you to a One-day training course in micro-generation.

    The workshop will be led by Xavier Dubuisson, Senior Sustainable Design Consultant at DWECoCo Ltd. Xavier is one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy consultants with over 11 years experience in renewable energy technologies, including lecturing at CIT.

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  • Ring the Changes - Global Action Day Against Climate Change

    Join people all over the world on December 6th and 'Ring the Changes'

    Saturday December 6th marks the Global Action Day Against Climate Change coinciding with the United Nations Climate Talks in Poznan, Poland, December 1st to 12th 2008. Events will be held around the world on Saturday December 6th to call on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change. In Ireland at 2pm people will get involved by ringing bells in their communities to 'Ring the Changes' and herald in a new era of urgent action on climate change.

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  • Earth Hour 2009

    http://www.earthhour.org/   |  8:30PM Saturday 28 March 2009

    Earth Hour 2009 is set to switch off the globe. Already 377 cities, and double the number of countries that participated in 2008, are committed. With hundreds more cities expected to sign up to switch off in the coming months, Earth Hour 2009 is setting the platform for an unprecedented global mandate for action on climate change.

    Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility and to get involved in working towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to The Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

  • Community Powerdown Course

    Learning to respond to Climate Change and Oil Depletion

    Tuesdays from 9th Oct to 11th Dec | 7.30-9.30pm | €200

    This popular Cultivate course aims to provide citizens and community leaders with a range of practical measures that can be taken at both individual and community level to reduce fossil fuel dependency and cut carbon dioxide emissions. Over the ten weeks, using short presentations, discussions and multimedia, participants will explore a more ethical and sustainable way of life that values efficiency, community and the conservation of natural resources.  Course fee includes a course note booklet and DVD.

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  • Airfield Weekend

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    Come and enjoy a weekend of activities for all ages as part of Biodiversity week.  

    Admission is FREE!

    Presented by Airfield, EENGOCF and Notice Nature.

     

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  • Book Launch of Sharing for Survival

    sharing for survivalFriday 18 May 2012 | 20.00 | Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop, Main St, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

    Feasta is having a "book party" to celebrate the launch of Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society.

    The book, a collection by 6 authors, explores how we can respond to the challenge of climate change through sharing. Feasta's Bruce Darrell will host the event and John Jopling and Caroline Whyte, two of the authors, will talk about their work.

    Register to read more...

  • Gavin Harte Talks at Airfield for GIY

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    Sustainability –What is it? What are we doing about it?

    Sat 28th August 2010 | 12pm & 2pm | €Free | Airfield | 01 298 4301

    Gavin Harte is a sustainable development consultant with over 15 years of practical experience in helping communities and business to develop socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to the challenges modern society faces.
    Gavin has a particular interest and experience in education for sustainable development and facilitating groups through sustainable development decision-making processes.
    He provides relevant and accessible information on a wide range of sustainable development subjects including climate change, energy and ecological footprinting.

    Gavin Harte’s Specialties: Communicating climate change, community facilitation, not-for-profit and cooperative organisation, community energy efficiency consultation.

  • Sustainable Building Night Course

    PLANNING AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME?

    8 Week Night Course (20hrs) | Thursdays 7.00 – 9.30p.m. 

    Starting Thursday 7th Febuary 2008 | €165 | St. John's College, Cork

    This increasingly popular CPD accredited night-course highlights the importance of sustainable building and also equips the learner with an understanding of the various methods involved. The course will benefit architects, technicians, builders, engineers and covers essential knowledge for anybody wishing to build their own home.

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  • Garden Butterfly Workshop

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    Saturday 11th September 2010 | 12pm-2pm | Phibsborough (Great Western Square) Community Garden | €Free

    The Garden Butterfly Workshop aims to provide a practical hands on experience and knowledge of the butterflies that coexist with us amongst the urban landscape of Dublin. A talk and demonstration will serve to reveal butterfly lifecycle and habits, while gardening methods for encouraging and supporting their presence will also be described. The event is aimed at both adults and children, with the intention of answering questions, and providing information and advice. While providing an afternoon of recreational fun within this central Dublin location, the gardening workshops also seek to deliver environmental contributions in the following three areas:

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  • Clay Building Workshops at The STUDIO

    The -STUDIO- Centre for energy efficient and sustainable technologies presents an ongoing Clay building workshop held by German clay expert Frank Andresen on every 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Next workshop will be on Saturday the 20th September 2.30 till 7.00 pm.

    Fee - €60, maximum 6 persons, booking required.

    Each workshop includes an illustrated talk, product presentation, demonstrations and hands on experience. It will cover how to get materials, how to mix and use them. Traditional and modern techniques will be covered as well as the preparation and application of different types of clay plaster. This workshop does not specifically focus on cob building!

    For bookings call 085 72 357 04 or email proclay@hotmail.com

    The STUDIO Bennettsbridge Co Kilkenny

  • ARAN's Rally Against Cruelty 2008

    Sunday, October 5th 2008 | 1.30pm Sharp | Garden of Remembrance, Top of O’Connell Street, Dublin

    Our peaceful and important rally will aim to do the following:

    1. Raise awareness in the media and to the public about cruelty to animals

    2. Call for stronger laws to protect animals

    3. Bring people and groups who work with animals together

    Contact: John Carmody, Christina Lynch, Mary Cashin, Stephan Wymore or Shane Kiely 087 6275579

    Animal Rights Action Network | www.ARAN.ie

     

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