Ecovillage Findhorn:
New Frontiers for Sustainability

  • The Findhorn Ecovillage is a tangible demonstration of the links between the spiritual, social, ecological and economic aspects of life and is a synthesis of some of the very best of current thinking on human habitats. It is a constantly evolving model used as a teaching resource by a number of university and school groups as well as by professional organisations and municipalities worldwide.

    We are a founder member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), a non-profit organisation that links together a highly diverse worldwide movement of autonomous ecovillages and the headquarters of Gaia Education, provider of sustainability education in 42 countries promoting thriving communities within planetary boundaries.

  • The Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage Project has received Best Practice designation from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).

The Findhorn Ecovillage

  • is at the heart of the largest single intentional community in the UK
    is a pioneering ecovillage that evolved at The Park from 1985
    is a major centre for holistic learning serving thousands of visitors each year from around the world
    has an ecological footprint that is around half the national (UK) average
    features more than 100 ecologically-benign buildings
    supplies energy from four wind turbines
    boasts a biological Living Machine waste water treatment system
    installed a 250kW biomass boiler in 2010 to serve the central Park area, reducing carbon emissions by around 80 tons a year
    includes numerous solar water heating systems
    is part of a comprehensive recycling system
    is the publisher of the UK’s first technical guide to ecological housing
    has a share-issuing community co-operative and a local currency
    is served by a car-sharing club that includes zero-emissions electric vehicles