The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability
Cloughjordan, County Tipperary
Ansprechpartner: Morag Friel
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
The organisation FEASTA was launched in Dublin in October 1998 to explore the economic, cultural and environmental characteristics of a truly sustainable society - and to disseminate the results of this exploration to the widest relevant audience. FEASTA has made a series of submissions and reports to governmental bodies in Ireland and the UK on topics ranging from financial system reform to rural housing.
The position FEASTA has adopted is that many of the world's problems are caused not by bad people but by dysfunctional systems and it sees its purpose as designing better systems.
FEASTA has no dogma. We have no party line. We welcome differences of opinion among our members because diversity is crucial if our thinking is to evolve.
While most of FEASTA's members live in Ireland, people from other countries have joined because they have found that its form of "hard sustainability" is not being discussed in any depth in their own circles. This has turned the organisation into an international network with an Irish office and efforts are currently being made to reflect this more in the way we are structured and in our activities. We are trying to change FEASTA from being a place-based body to one which is of equal value to its members wherever they happen to live in the world.
Our thinking is normally carried out through working groups which form to explore a topic. Most detailed ideas are developed in the working groups and these get conveyed to other members and the public through events, publications, our printed and electronic newsletters and the general FEASTA e-list.
FEASTA has working groups, discussion groups and forums dedicated to:
• agriculture, biochar, climate. energy, land,
• money and transport, business,.
• commons rights, community, democracy,
• food, health,
Morag Friel is a Members Agent, whose job is to help members get in touch with one another, identify common interests and develop projects.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.