Cork Environmental Forum will host the book launch of ‘Fleeing Vesuvius – Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse’ on Monday 21st March in Cork City Central Library, Grand Parade at 1.15pm.
Launching the book will be physicist David Korowicz, a contributing author and dynamic speaker who specialises in studying human systems. Fleeing Vesuvius is the most recent publication of Ireland’s Feasta – the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.
Fleeing Vesuvius draws together many of the ideas developed within Feasta over the years and applies them to a single question: how can we bring the world out of the mess in which it now finds itself? The conventional answer – even more economic growth – is seen in the book as part of the problem rather than the solution.
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 currently has ten working groups focusing on: Climate; Communication; Democracy; Education; Energy; Food; Health; Land and Housing; Measuring Progress; and Money. For more information visit www.feasta.org.