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Findhorn on French TV [Video]

December 10, 2018 By Janet Limb

The Findhorn Ecovillage appeared in a news item on France 2 (the French state-owned TV company) on the 22 November. The piece was very topical after French minister for the environment Nicolas Hulot resigned, stating that the Government is not doing enough to meet environmental goals.

France 2 news has four million viewers and on Facebook over 400,000 people have viewed this, making it one of the most successful TV items for the Findhorn Foundation & Community in recent years.


The Findhorn Ecovillage

Ecovillages differ from traditional villages and towns in that they focus on ecological building, local organic food production, renewable energy systems, waste recycling and cooperative social economies. France 2 viewers were shown a number of the innovative projects here at The Findhorn Ecovillage including: The Living Machine, a biological wastewater treatment system; a housing cluster made from recycled whisky barrels; the Moray Car Share Scheme which features electric cars; and Cullerne Garden, where we grow organic food for the community.


We are proud of the achievements of our ecovillage which include:

  • Best Practice designation from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in 1998
  • An ecological footprint which is half the national (UK) average
  • Our own community currency – Ekopia cooperative
  • We are a founding member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)   ecovillage.org


Learn More

Programmes en français


Semaine d’expérience

Apprendre l’anglais en communauté

France TV Findhorn Ecovillage

Être en Communauté (Being In Community ou BIC)








If you are inspired by our story and would like to join us at The Findhorn Foundation & Community for a  week or two, here are ways that you can actively participate with us in 2019.


France TV Findhorn ecovillage

Applied Ecovillage Living

France TV Findhorn ecovillage

Climate Change and Consciousness – Livestream

France TV Findhorn ecovillage

Ecovillage Experience Week







Applied Ecovillage Living      

Craig Gibsone, our feral elder from the whisky barrel houses who appeared in the France 2 news piece, is the facilitator of this programme. A programme exploring ecovillages, low impact lifestyles, sustainability and right livelihoods. 

Climate Change and Consciousness Conference – Livestream

Our Easter 2019 Conference will be a unique event about surviving and thriving in a world of changing climate and post-carbon economy. The event will feature some of the clearest and most passionate voices for the Earth ever gathered in one place: The event at The Findhorn Foundation is sold out and you can join us for the week via livestream.

Ecovillage Experience Week

Craig Gibsone, who appeared in the France 2 news piece, is the facilitator of this programme. This week includes a taste of sustainable living on all levels. During the week we will touch on inclusive decision-making processes, cooperative economies, local food production, and cultural and spiritual diversity, which together create a full-featured human settlement.


We hope to see you here in 2019 for a stay in our vibrant ecovillage community where we strive to be a model for a new way of living.  Wherever you live, how can you make your settlement more like an ecovillage? What small step forward can you make today?