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"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." [1] "A major change in Feasta’s management in 2012 was the transition to a management framework based on Stafford Beer’s Viable Systems Model." [1]

Board (2010)

Accessed January 2015: [2]

"Dara McHugh joined Smart Taxes as co-ordinator in June. There were no other staff changes: Morag Friel continued in her role as members’ agent, looking after members and doing office administration; Mayra Guerra remained as book keeper; Corinna Byrne as co-ordinater of Carbon Cycles and Sinks project; and Caroline Whyte as website administrator. Feasta Directors Sean Conlan of Sligo was elected to the Board of Directors at the AGM. Sean is a lecturer in Sligo IT; involved in Transition Initiatives and The Organic Centre, and is also on the board of ESB. Sean has experience and interest quality management; transformational change and systems thinking. He joins existing directors Mark Garavan (re-elected at AGM), John Fitzgibbon, John Jopling, Cóilín Nunan and Anne B. Ryan (re-elected at AGM).

Feasta Executive Clare Scott and Mark Rutledge stepped down from the Executive and Graham Barnes came on board. Executive Members at the end of 2010 are Graham Barnes, Phoebe Bright, Corinna Byrne, Bruce Darrell, Richard Douthwaite, Gillian Fallon, Morag Friel, David Korowicz and Emer O’Siochru.


Web: http://www.feasta.org

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  1. About, Feasta, accessed January 14, 2015.
  2. 2010 Annual report, Feasta, accessed January 14, 2015.