Applied Sustainability: Whole-systems thinking to re-design the future

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Iain Findlay & Isabella Guerrini de Claire

How do I know when my organisation or community is sustainable?

Sustainability is about creating the sustainable better world we can aspire to for ourselves, our neighbours, our earth and future generations.

Applied sustainability course enables organisations to create optimal strategies and concrete applications. The course's approach creates a shared language so that we may work together for effective and desirable change.

The Natural Step Level 1 is one of the main tools of this course, with a certified methodology for successful organisational and community sustainability planning.

Sustainability applied is a concrete way to redesign our broken economy, emulating natural systems with circular economy, applying the natural biological patterns to the production of goods and services. We will understand also from "doing", with many practical examples, case-studies and showcases from circular economy to permaculture, closing-the-loop, blue economy, cradle to cradle, waste=food, land and water regeneration, biomimicry. This course allows to create solutions that focus upon the underlying causes of the problem, rather than trying to tackle the myriad effects. In short, environmental and social problems are turned from a potential major liability into a potential major opportunity.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £920 / £680 / £510

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 4 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

Iain Findlay provides guidance in using sustainability frameworks and improving understanding between disciplines. Iain is a Scottish piper, geodesic dome builder, a gardener/teacher, successful inventor of sustainable solutions for food vertical growing. Directory Board of Transition Town Forres, Sircle Project - developing Curriculum for Social Enterprises, Resilient Communities.

Isabella Guerrini de Claire is a management resource person of the Findhorn Foundation, designing a sustainable Food System platform. Author, cook, living-food advocate, workshop leader, landscape designer and sustainability advisor, Isabella has developed an educational curriculum for sustainable living, a systemic approach with groups, managers, staff, children and families and disadvantaged people.