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Sustainable Ireland Network Bulletin Oct 2003

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Vol. 4 No. 5

A monthly publication produced by the Sustainable Ireland Co-operative
providing communication and networking for individuals and groups working for a
healthy, just and ecologically sustainable world.

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-- In this bulletin ---------------------------------------------

(1) What's new
(2) Land: The Claim of the Community
(3) Before the Wells Run Dry
(4) Sustainable Community - Weekends Away
(5) Irish Social Forum
(6) Living Dangerously – Are Household Cleaning Products Making You Sick?
(7) Community TV
(8) Vital Viewing - Notice to Quit
(9) Campaigns - GM Free Ireland
(10) Sustainable Business Profile - Lilly's Eco Clean
(11) What's On
(12) Job Offers & volunteering opportunities

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(1) What's new - Cultivate Programme of Events
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A new 32 page free booklet with information on the activities taking place at
CULTIVATE the sustainable living centre is now available. This little
publication outlines over 60 events taking place from October to December at the
centre. Send a stamped addressed envelope to the address below to receive a
copy. If you would be interested in distributing these booklets please call us.
See the What's On section below for details of events taking place in October.

Subscribe to the Cultivate Update an occasional mailing informing you of the
goings on at the Sustainable Living Centre
at http://www.sustainable.ie/cgi-bin/mojo/mojo.cgi

CULTIVATE Sustainable Living Centre
15-19 Essex Street West
Dublin 8
Ireland
+ 353 (0)1 6746396
www.sustainable.ie

For full programme e-mailed to you mailto:info@sustainable.ie or call 01 6746396

Remember to check out the free online directory providing a listing of groups,
organisations and businesses that are active in the field of sustainability.
This follows on from the Sustainable Ireland Source Book which was developed and
produced by members of the Sustainable Ireland Co-operative in 2000. The
directory features 400 listings. See
http://www.sustainable.ie/directory/index.htm

If you, your group or business would like to be included please click here to
fill out your details http://www.sustainable.ie/directory/add.htm

If you are included but your details or wrong or have changed, please contact
mailto:info@sustainable.ie

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(2) Land: The Claim of the Community
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A two-day international conference will be held in Dublin on the 9th and 10th of
(Thursday/Friday) October, titled
'Land: The Claim of the Community'

Billed as "An international conference to explore initiatives in affordable
housing, infrastructure provision and local government finance" the event aims
to identify the basic issues and underlying principles regarding land
ownership and then suggest reforms that address them in a practical way.
Although the setting is contemporary Ireland, the themes are universal - the
privatisation of land and other natural resources began thousands of years ago
and continues apace today on a global scale. It is both deeply immoral and
environmentally unsustainable. What can be done about it?

The conference will review initiatives abroad and propose workable mechanisms by
which the 'Claim of the Community' can be both expressed and implemented.

This conference is organised by Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of
Sustainability, and the Henry George Foundation

Speakers include; Kevin Cahill, Author of The Times Rich List and Who Owns
Britain and Ireland, Pat Conaty, Social and Economic Researcher for Common
Futures and Senior Associate of the New Economics Foundation, Fred Harrison,
Director of the Centre for Land Policy Studies U.K, Alanna Hartzog, UN
representative of the International Union for Land Value Taxation, Joshua
Vincent from the USA, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of
Economics, Philadelphia, Dave Wetzel, Vice-chair of Transport for London U.K.

Land: The Claim of the Community
October 9th & 10th 2003
Tara Towers Hotel, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
To reserve a place contact Feasta: The Foundation for the Economics of
Sustainability
159 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1 4912773
Fax: +353 (0)1 4912203
Email: mailto:feasta@anu.ie

For more details see the conference website at
www.feasta.org/events/landconf.htm

Or download the full conference brochure at
www.henrygeorgefoundation.org/landconference.html

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(3) FEASTA's new book available now
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A sustainable world would be entirely dependent on renewable sources of energy,
but how well would such sources work out? Would they mean the end of air
transport and a return to sailing ships, damp, cold rooms, and horses and carts?
FEASTA's new book looks at the reality and explores the transition to renewables
in the face of a looming oil shortage.

Feasta, The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability aims to explore and
promote the characteristics ‚ economic, cultural and environmental ‚ that a
society must have in order to be truly sustainable. It aims to publish the
results of its research as widely as possible so that people can begin to change
the way they think and the way they live.

The 336-page book, Before The Wells Run Dry – Ireland’s Transition to Renewable
Energy, has been published by Feasta this month. The book makes it clear that
the amount of energy available to the world from oil and gas will begin to
contract within the next twelve years, and that while coal is abundant, it would
be a bad investment to develop it to fill the gap. This is not just because it
is a dirty fuel which causes global warming. The main reason for rejecting it is
that renewable energy sources, particularly wind, provide many more units of
energy for sale from each unit of energy invested in developing them than coal
is able to do.

The book is based on the papers given at a conference, Ireland’s Transition to
Renewable Energy, held at the Tipperary Institute in Thurles over three days in
Autumn 2002. Richard Douthwaite, who was mainly responsible for organising the
conference and who has edited the book and written an introduction and
conclusion, was keen to ensure that there was a wide range of viewpoints as well
as of issues covered. The head of Shell's Scenarios Team was there, there is a
paper by the Executive Vice President of Exxon Mobil, the nuclear industry was
represented by the Head of Communications at the World Nuclear Association. But
these and other spokesmen for the corporate sector were heavily out-numbered by
some 30 other contributors, all quite clearly experts on their fields.

The book is available through the Feasta office and through bookshops in Britain
and Ireland for E12.95 in Ireland and £9.95 in Britain.

FEASTA: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability 159 Lower Rathmines
Road. Dublin 2 Tel: +353 (0)1 4912773 Fax: +353 (0)1 4912203
mailto:feasta@anu.ie http://www.feasta.org

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(4) Sustainable Community - Weekends Away
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For the next few months ‘The Village’ is offering weekends away for people who
want to learn more about sustainable community and their exciting housing
project. The ‘experience weekend’ will allow you to examine the architectural
plans, drawings and models of what this new eco-settlement will look like and
include a guided tour of the lands that the company intends to develop.

Accommodation is provided for in a spacious and recently renovated 4 - bedroom
terraced house. Situated on the main street of Cloughjordan, the house
'overlooks' and has direct access to the proposed development land.

Cost will be €35 euro per person
Cost Includes; Overnight Accommodation, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 2 Lunches,
Handouts. (Excludes Travel Costs)

To book, please contact Michael Newham, at: -
mailto:mick@thevillage.ie 01 - 4912499

In return we will send you a detailed itinerary together with travel
instructions.

To find out more about becoming a Village Member, please visit: -
http://www.thevillage.ie/newmembers

To find out more about Cloughjordan Village, please visit: -
http://www.thevillage.ie/thevillage/cloughjordan.html

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(5) Cultivate Balance - Chi Gung and Yoga
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An integral approach to sustainability is essential, we need to look after
ourselves before we can protect our environment or campaign for social justice.
Each Thursday at Cultivate there will be a regular short 45 minute lunchtime
energising Chi Gung workshop. This gentle, energy raising practice reduces
stress, builds stamina, increases vitality, and enhance the immune system. It
has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory,
lymphatic and digestive functions. Led by Jan Golden of Tai Chi Ireland. These
sessions will start on October 2nd from 12.30 – 13.15 and be held each Thursday
after that.

Yoga is another system with huge benefits. A class suitable for beginners and
onwards is being held by Sustainable Ireland's Grainne McLaughlin each Wednesday
night from 6.00 to 7.30. This class will be held in St Kevin's Hall, Bloomfeild
Avenue, off the South Circular Road. For further details and booking call 086
8518321

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(6) Living Dangerously – Are Household Cleaning Products Making You Sick?
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Lifestyle and environment are now the biggest threats to human health. In this
workshop at the Cultivate Centre Pat Thomas, author of the best selling book
“Cleaning Yourself To Death: How Safe Is Your Home” will explain the symptoms
and sources of toxic overload and presents positive suggestions about what we
can do to avoid them.

Her new book “Living Dangerously: Are Everyday Toxins are making you sick”. she
Her new book ‘Living Dangerously’ is a different kind of health book. Like this
workshop, it is aimed at anyone concerned about the vague feelings of
un-wellness that are all too prevalent in modern life, mixing recent, quality
research with practical advice about how to prevent environmental hazards from
making you ill. This event is a must for anyone concerned about the long-term
health of themselves or their family. Wednesday – October 22nd

mailto:info@sustainable.ie
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(7) Community TV
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Community broadcasting has a character distinct from both public service and
commercial broadcasting and should be recognised as a third strand in Irish
broadcasting by the Dept. of Communications… and the Broadcasting Authority of
Ireland …

We need to ensure that Dublin City has its own vibrant, independent and
sustainable Community Media sector… as an important democratic counter balance
to the growth of commercial media and the influence of media empires… A
strategic objective is to develop and resource an independent not-for-profit
Community TV Channel…
Dublin City Development Board Strategy 2002-2012, July 2002

Can you imagine how our own community television channel could contribute to our
social, cultural, and economic life?

Register now for the Thematic Content Workshop.

Dublin Community Television’s Thematic Content Groups are made up of community
organisations and individuals working to develop programming for the community
channel. Over the past year a number of groups have been forming and have
developed
ideas for programming that will support the work their organisations are doing
and will benefit their community.

The meeting will feature presentations on DCTV, how it works/can work,
screenings and discussions showing a variety of approaches to community video
production. If you want any other information contact: mailto:mgillan@cmn.ie

Call to develop Thematic Content Groups for Dublin Community Television
Wednesday 22nd October 2003
10am - 4pm
Venue: Chief O'Niells

TDCTV Interim Steering Committee
C/O CMN 34 North Frederick Street,
Dublin 1

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(8) Vital Viewing - Notice to Quit
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There is still a few days left to see this impressive exhibit.

'Notice to Quit: Eviction Scenes Ireland 1886-1890'

The exhibition Notice to Quit, features photographs of evictions during the late
1880s in locations all over Ireland including counties Clare, Kildare, Donegal,
Kerry, Galway and Wexford. The images, which were taken between 1886 and 1890 by
photographers from the Dublin-based Lawrence Studios, are among the first
examples of photojournalism in Ireland. They provide a unique record of the Plan
of Campaign, a tenants’ rent protest that subsequently led to hundreds of
evictions. The campaign received widespread coverage in British and Irish press.
Ends 4th of October, 2003

National Photographic Archive
National Library, Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353-1-6030374
E: mailto:eibhlin.roche@diageo.com

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(9) Campaigns - GM Free Ireland
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GM-free Ireland - www.GMfreeireland.org

GM-free Ireland is an emerging network for political and legal action to keep
Ireland GM-free. Now that the EU has lifted the five year GM moratorium,
biotech / agribusiness giants are poised to invade our island with GM crops and
livestock. This would irreversibly contaminate our ecosystem with unacceptable
environmental, social and economic consequences for farmers, consumers and
future generations.

The new Biosafety Protocol allows us to prevent this disaster before it happens.
We should lobby the EU to designate part of its territory as a GM-free
ecological reserve as an insurance against GM disasters. Ireland is the
candidate of choice because of (i) our geographical isolation, (ii) we are the
most upwind from airborne GM pollution, and (iii) our previous GM exposure is
amongst the lowest in the EU.

For details, visit the GM-free Ireland web site www.gmfreeireland.org, which
should go online October 1.

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(10) Sustainable Business Profile - Lilli's Eco Clean
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The sustainable business initiative this month is a new range of hand made
natural household cleaning products from Lilli Klint, a Finnish cabinet maker
who has been living in Ireland for the last three years. This new range of
household cleaning materials that contain only earth-friendly ingredients are
available at CULTIVATE.

For further details
Lilly's Eco Clean
0404 64418

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(11) What's On
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Calendar of Events http://www.sustainable.ie/whatson/index.htm

To submit events for inclusion please complete the form below and e-mail to:
mailto:events@sustainable.ie

Title:
When:
Where:
Description:
Cost:
Contact:

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Title: Youghal through the Ages. History and Society Conference
When: 26-28 September 2003
Where: Market Square, Youghal, Co Cork
Description: In the last few decades Youghal has gone through a difficult phase.
Crippled by recurrent economic down-turns, the town had seemed to receive a new
lease of life under the Seaside Towns Tax Scheme. However, the ensuing new
building projects may have done more damage than good. The conference will
highlight the history of Youghal from 600 to 1600 and will specially look at the
question how the resort can reconcile its Heritage Town status with new
developments. The difficulties encountered here will also apply to other
so-called Heritage Towns in Ireland.
Cost: Euro 30
Contact: Ms Mary Gibbons, Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Commerce

Title: Irish Solar Energy Association Open Information Day
When: Saturday 27th Sept
Where: Sonairte - The National Ecology Centre, The Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath.
Description: The Day with public talks and demos of all types of solar energy

Title: Envirovisions 2003
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28
Where: Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Description: This event has something for everyone who cares about Ireland's
environment. There's a symposium, a range of workshops, a mushroom hunt, a tour
of Woodstock Gardens, lots of activities for children, and, of course, the An
Taisce AGM. This event is for everyone - members and non-members, adults and
kids - so mark the calendar now for a great weekend in Kilkenny!
Cost: Members: €5 Non members €10
Crèche: TAB
Contact: mailto:envirovisions@ireland.com
http://antaisce.org/envirovisions2003/

Title: Bridging the Gap Annual Conference
When: 26-28 September 2003
Where: Kippure Holiday Village, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Description: Earth Education
Cost: Cost £150 / €225
Contact: BRIDGING THE GAP mailto:bridgingthegap@eircom.net 048 6634 9971

Title: Vital Viewing – Ancient Futures
When: Wednesday – October 1st 12.30 – 13.30
Where: CULTIVATE Sustainable Living Centre
Description: A free lunchtime screening of the award-winning video based on
Helena Norberg-Hodge’s book. Filmed in Ladakh, or ‘Little Tibet’, a remote and
beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas, the film examines the root
causes of environmental and social problems and forces the viewer to re-examine
what is meant by progress. ISEC 1993
Cost: Free
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie

Title: Cultivate Balance – Chi Gung
When: Thursday – October 2nd 12.30 – 13.15
Where: CULTIVATE Sustainable Living Centre
Description: A regular short 45 minute lunchtime energising Chi Gung workshop.
This gentle, energy raising practice reduces stress, builds stamina, increases
vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve
cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.
Led by Jan Golden of Tai Chi Ireland
Cost: Euro 5.00 (per session)
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie

Title: Traditional Paints for a healthy Home
When: Saturday – October 4th 11.00 – 13.00
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Conventional gloss & emulsion paints contain solvents which can
cause allergies, asthma & chemical sensitivity. Environmental paints are
different. This workshop with Gerard Greene will explain the making and use of
traditional paints.
Cost: Euro 6.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: The Cultivate Plant Sale
When: Sunday – October 5th 11.00 – 17.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Cultivates wide selection of rare, edible, carnivorous and exotic
plants on sale.
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Philosophy and Nature First of a 10 week course
When: Mondays - October 6th – December 15th 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Exploring our relationship with the natural world with Kingsley
Goodwin B.A. PgDip. M.A.
This course is for thinking people who are concerned about how we are treating
our environment. Full details and course outline at
www.sustainable.ie/philosophy
Cost: €120 for 10 week course
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Vital Viewing – The Ad and the Ego
When: Wednesday – October 8th 12.30 – 13.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: This free lunchtime screening is a comprehensive examination of
advertising and our culture of consumption. Interweaving interviews with media
critics with the a blizzard of clips from television commercials, The Ad and the
Ego demonstrates how advertising has a corrosive effect on the human psyche.
Parallax Pictures
Cost: Free
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Cultivate Balance – Chi Gung
When: Thursday– October 9th 12.30 – 13.15
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A regular short 45 minute lunchtime energising Chi Gung workshop.
Cost: Euro 5.00 (Please book)
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Urban Permaculture
When: Tuesday – October 14th 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: An introduction by Dr. Richard Webb, who lectures on the DIT MSc.
course on sustainable development, to the concept of Permaculture with a focus
on the urban environment. Permaculture is the use of ecology as the basis for
designing integrated systems of food production, housing appropriate technology
and community development. It offers a practical, creative approach to the
problems of diminishing resources and threatened life support systems now facing
the world.
Cost: Euro 10.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Vital Viewing – The Next Industrial Revolution
When: Wednesday – October 15th 12.30 – 13.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A free lunchtime screening of one of the most informative,
brilliant and hopeful films on the transformation to a healthy, just, and
environmentally sustainable society. By showcasing the visionary philosophy of
Bill McDonough the film is a critical educational vehicle for changing our
collective mindset to achieve these goals. Earthome Productions 2001
Cost: Free
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Cultivate Balance – Chi Gung
When: Thursday – October 16th 12.30 – 13.15
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A regular short 45 minute lunchtime energising Chi Gung workshop.
Cost: Euro 5.00 (Please book)
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Business, the environment and you
When: Saturday – October 18th 10.00 – 16.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: This participatory workshop will focus on using group work to
examine business and personal values in relation to major environmental, social
and economic issues Participants will experience the interrelated nature of
these issues and the impacts of global trends on personal values. Visioning,
leadership and tools for managing change towards sustainable development will
also be key aspects of the workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr.
Richard Webb, environmental consultant and trainer, who has worked on these
issues with leading companies in Hong Kong and who teaches on the Master's
degree course on sustainable development in DIT.
Cost: Euro 25.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
When: Sunday – October 19th 14.30 – 17.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A Deep Ecology workshop with Dolores Whelan. Deep Ecology taps into
the power of our interconnectedness, freeing us from alienation and separation.
It awakens our will and enables each of us to fulfil our role in creating the
sustainable world we dream about. This workshop explores how you can align
yourself with the deepest truth within. By connecting with this amazing
potential, each person engaging their will to live in ways which will bring
forth the germinating seeds of a sustainable world.
Cost: Euro 15.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Ethical Investment
When: Tuesday – October 21st 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Exploring the concept of ethically, socially and environmentally
responsible investing and ethical pension plans and the opportunities in
Ireland. Presentations and discussion with Ray McNicholas from Ethical Financial
and Ciarán Cuffe Green Party TD and Dr. Peter Doran., Foyle Ethical Investment
Campaign.
Cost: Euro 6.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Vital Viewing A journey to Sustainability
When: Wednesday – October 22nd 12.30 – 13.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: This free lunchtime screening of ‘A Conversation with Ray Anderson
– The Journey to Sustainability’ provides an insight into his revolutionary,
company-wide sustainable strategy which is changing the way business is done.
The innovative and pioneering methods described will help you transform your
business to sustainability with the help of a recognised leader in this field.
Cost: Free
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Living Dangerously – Are Everyday Toxins Making You Sick?
When: Wednesday – October 22nd 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Lifestyle and environment are now the biggest threats to human
health. In this workshop Pat Thomas , author of the best selling book ‘Cleaning
Yourself To Death ’,explains the symptoms and sources of toxic overload and
presents positive suggestions about what we can do to avoid them. Her new book
'Living Dangerously’ is a different kind of health book. Like this workshop, it
is aimed at anyone concerned about the vague feelings of un-wellness that are
all too prevalent in modern life, mixing recent, quality research with practical
advice about how to prevent environmental hazards from making you ill. This
event is a must for anyone concerned about the long-term health of themselves or
their family.
Cost: Euro 12.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Cultivate Balance – Chi Gung
When: Thursday – October 23rd 12.30 – 13.15
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A regular short 45 minute lunchtime energising Chi Gung
Cost: Euro 5.00 (Please book) workshop.
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Urban Composting for Beginners
When: Thursday – October 23rd 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Fertility for free! Now is the time to plan for next years’ garden
and nothing could be better or easier than creating your own compost. This
course will guide you through establishing and maintaining a healthy, fertile
and sustainable compost system. Bring a plan of your garden and get advice on
where and how to set one up no matter how large or small your garden is (or even
if you don’t have a garden at all!). This course is presented by Marcus Collier,
who is a specialist in sustainable landscape management.
Cost: Euro 10 Members/ Resident Associations – Euro 12 Waged
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Basic Bateson
When: Saturday – October 25th 11.00 – 13.00
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Gregory Bateson was one of the most influential social scientists
and ecological theorists of the 20th century. Throughout his career he stood in
strong opposition to the reductionist approach of modern western science… an
approach he saw as inexorably destructive to humanity and to our place in the
Biosphere. He synthesised his ideas in two seminal works… steps to an Ecology of
Mind and Mind & nature: A necessary Unity. This workshop will explore the ideas
of this pioneering ecological thinker. Led by the Natural Philosopher.
www.naturalphilosopher.com
Cost: Euro 10.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Communecology-One
When: Sunday – October 26th 11.00 – 17.00
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: This workshop introduces a new way of seeing and a new way of
being. Debunking the myth that as individuals we can do little about the way
things are. This programme uncovers some simple truths behind the complex issues
of our generation and offers a liberating perspective on the connection between
our inner world we create. Join the dots between systems relationship and power.
Discover the shaping influences of ideas and values on culture. And see how
small but discerning acts in complex systems can punch way beyond their weight.
Presented by David Youell and Paula Downey, Downey Youell associates
Cost: Euro 40.00 if booked by October 10th or Euro 50.00 Pre-booking necessary
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: The Village Talks – Planning a Sustainable Energy Community
When: Tuesday – October 28th 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: The first of two presentations introducing The Village, Ireland’s
first sustainable community. This first presentation will focus on energy
conservation and energy creation in the community. Experts will introduce the
process of anaerobic digestion, which is a biological process that produces
biogas which can be used to generate electricity. More information at
www.thevillage.ie
Cost: Euro 6.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Naturally Wild - Children’s Morning Workshops
When: Wednesday October 29th
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Exploring nature and ecology with Dale Treadwell who has spent the
last 10 years educating primary and post primary students in natural science and
ecology. His passion for the natural environment is second to none and in these
workshop he brings a genuine enthusiasm for the subjects.
Web of life 6 – 10 year olds 10.30 - 11.30 Euro 5.00
Waters incredible Journey 9 – 12 year olds 12.00 – 13.00
Cost: Euro 5.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Childrens Vital Viewing
When: Wednesday – October 29th - 12.30 – 13.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: This lunchtime video screening will be on an ecological theme for
children.
Cost: Free
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Home Births- Home Truths
When: Wednesday – October 29th 19.30 – 21.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Sociologist, health correspondent, activist and broadcaster, Marie
O'Connor explores the benefits and politics of giving birth at home. Marie is
the author of 'Women and Birth' and 'Birth Tides' and her work has been widely
published in international journals.
Cost: Euro 8.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Cultivate Balance – Chi Gung
When: Thursday – October 30th 12.30 – 13.15
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: A regular short 45 minute lunchtime energising Chi Gung workshop.
Cost: Euro 5.00 (Please book)
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Naturally Wild - Children’s Morning Workshops
When: Thursday – October 30th 10.30 - 11.30
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description: Exploring nature and ecology with Dale Treadwell who has spent the
last 10 years educating primary and post primary students in natural science and
ecology. His passion for the natural environment is second to none and in these
workshop he brings a genuine enthusiasm for the subjects.
Web of life 6 – 10 year olds
Waters incredible Journey 9 – 12 year olds 12.00 – 13.00 Euro 5.00
Cost: Euro 5.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

Title: Samhain – The Between Time
When: Friday – October 31st - 19.30 – 21.00
Where: Cultivate Sustainable Living Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Description:Miceal Ross from the Dublin Yarn Spinners with of Halloween from
Ireland’s celtic Traditions.
Cost:Euro 6.00
Contact: mailto:info@sustainable.ie or 01 674 6396

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(12) Job Offers
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GAP BALLYMUN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Gap Ballymun is a dynamic innovative community group working to empower change
for people, place and policy

Community Gardening/Landscaping Officer

The aim of the position is to raise environmental awareness by assisting the
Ballymun community in designing, developing and maintaining their private and
public healthy green spaces.

The position is offered with flexible hours at €23,114-€30,000 (plus benefits),
dependant on skills, experience and qualifications.

Closing date: October 15th 2003

Administrator

The aim of the position is to ensuring the smooth running of the office and its
systems by providing administrative support to the project, including payroll
and budget management.

The position is offered at 17.5 flexible hours per week €18,000-€23,114 (plus
benefits) pro rata, dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 13th October 2003

Bounty Hunter Officer (recycling promotion)

The aim of the position is to operate and expand the Bounty Hunters recycling
project by encouraging participation with all children and young adults in
Ballymun.

The position is offered with flexible hours at €20,500-€30,000 (plus benefits)
pro rata subject to qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 31st October 2003

Do you want to work with an exciting team to make a difference?

For full job descriptions please contact: GAP Ballymun at 862 5846
Or visit www.ballymun.info

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author by Anthonypublication date Thu Sep 25, 2003 22:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I had to laugh when I saw who was giving the workshop on Ethical Investment.

author by Cleaverpublication date Fri Sep 26, 2003 17:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well spotted!!!
I reckon this could be worth checking out, maybe an indymedia feature on this one.

author by googlingpublication date Fri Sep 26, 2003 18:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

maybe from the USA?
International Fund for Ireland approves funding initiatives
16:36 Friday September 26th 2003

The International Fund for Ireland has approved over €1.3 million in funding initiatives in the border region. Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan will benefit. 11 new jobs are expected in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, when a Community Enterprise Centre is completed as a result of the allocation.

C&P from Unison coz they cookie.

 
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