Dublin Culture Night: Albert Bates Speaks to Davie Philip

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"Community Responses to Peak Oil"

During Cultivate's Dublin Culture Night event of Friday September 14th, 2007, Davie Philip asked Albert Bates a number of the hard questions about how we respond to Peak Oil.

Link to the YouTube video capturing this event.

Albert Bates (born January 1, 1947) is an influential figure in the intentional community and ecovillage movements. A lawyer, author and teacher, he has been director of the Institute for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and of the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee since 1994.

David Philip is currently the Education Manager at the Cultivate Centre for sustainable living and learning in Dublin. He was a founding member of both FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and Sustainable Projects Ireland LTD the company behind the sustainable community project in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. David has ten years of experience of managing events and projects in the ‘sustainability’ sector in Ireland.  In May 2006 he was an NGO adviser to the Irish government at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development conference in New York. David has produced a number of educational programmes including, ‘Tipping the Balance’ a CD ROM learning resource exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals and ‘The Little Earth Show’ a four-part radio drama. He is currently developing a 10-week course designed to help citizens respond to oil depletion and climate change.