A Model For Sustainable Living
Within the Findhorn Ecovillage at The Park, sustainable values are expressed in the built environment through our ecological houses, innovative use of building materials such as local stone and straw bales, the beauty in the architecture and gardens, and applied technology in the Living Machine sewage treatment facility and electricity-generating wind turbines. Sustainable values are also expressed in the community’s social, economic and educational initiatives.
Findhorn Ecovillage looks at sustainability not only in environmental terms, but also in social, economic and spiritual terms.
The ecovillage model is a conscious response to the extremely complex problem of how to transform our human settlements, whether they be villages, towns or cities, into full-featured sustainable communities, harmlessly integrated into the natural environment.
Concepts, tools and techniques for creating sustainable human settlements. A practical forum for learning and for developing action plans drawing on the experience and expertise developed within the Findhorn Ecovillage and other initiatives.
CIFAL Scotland, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research affiliated training centre for Northern Europe, is a hub for capacity building, leadership and knowledge sharing between local and regional authorities, international organisations, the private sector and civil society. CIFAL seminars take place at various Scottish cities or at the internationally known Findhorn Ecovillage.
The Findhorn Foundation is an Non-Governmental Organisation associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and takes an active role at UN headquarters in New York especially in the areas of education, sustainability and values.