Official Visit to Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
Guided by one of the core members of Findhorn Foundation, the committee members of SEIA were given a full site tour & introduction to the history and making of Findhorn Foundation as well as the introduction of the several important elements that makes Findhorn Ecovillage become an inspiring and viable integrated model of sustainability to the rest of the world. The SEIA committee was also treated to a weekly Sunday’s brunch at the community centre.
“The Findhorn Ecovillage situated in the beautiful Findhorn Bay of Moray is a synthesis of the very best of current thinking on sustainable human settlements. Within the ecovillage, sustainable values are expressed in the built environment with ecological houses, innovative use of building materials such as local stone and straw bales, 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.”