The Findhorn Foundation is part of an ever growing community and ecovillage. Our intention is to align ourselves with the Paris Climate Agreement. We are taking steps to measure, reduce and offset our individual and community carbon footprints and we encourage our visitors to do the same.
The Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In partnership with the Park Ecovillage Trust (PET) a website has been set up so residents and visitors can offset the carbon emissions created by their travelling to and from Findhorn as well as other carbon emissions.
The Findhorn Foundation has for decades been a pioneer of ecological responsibility. People from across the world want to visit this magical place, but they are naturally concerned about the emissions from travel. Through this credible and inspiring offsetting scheme, the Findhorn Foundation has again found an inspiring way forward for guests.Paul Dickinson, Trustee Findhorn Foundation, Chair CDP
Please go here to calculate and offset your emissions.
All projects are certified according to accepted international standards such as Gold Standard or VCS, which means that they fulfil criteria for delivering measurable carbon offsets as well as community benefits in developing countries. All projects are verified by auditors to secure that offsetting is achieved according to the plans. Here is a description of the certified projects that benefit from our scheme.
If you would like more background information about carbon offsetting, please go here.
For more information about our ongoing carbon footprint surveys of the Findhorn Community please contact PET.