Ecovillage Education

The ecovillage model presents itself as an inspiring and viable solution to eradication of poverty and degradation of the environment, while combining a supportive social-cultural environment with a low-impact lifestyle. Join our programmes to learn more.

Our campus is used as a teaching resource by a number of university and school groups as well as by professional organisations.

For more information contact Education for Sustainability Administrator.

Forthcoming Ecovillage Programmes

Design for Sustainability Incorporating Transition Training 2014

4 October - 7 November 2014

You are invited to join this five-week comprehensive training based on the four core pillars of the Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the social, worldview, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability.

The Gaia Education curriculum draws on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and community projects across the Earth.

Design for Sustainability is an advanced training course based at the Findhorn Ecovillage providing a practical forum for learning and developing skills needed to work effectively with design for sustainability at all levels. It comprises five separate week-long modules, which may be attended as a whole or separately.

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Applied Ecovillage Living
50 Years of Embodied Knowledge and Wisdom

Starts Sat 14th February 2015

Craig Gibsone & Jacqueline Buckingham

There is an increasing and urgent global need for viable, sustainable human settlements. Ecovillages provide environmental, social, economic and spiritual sustainability, and an enhanced quality of life for all. Ecovillage communities are cohesive social structures, united by common social and/or spiritual values. Working with the simple principle of not taking more away from the Earth than one gives back, ecovillages are consciously diminishing their ecological footprint. Ecovillage principles apply equally to urban and rural settings, to both developing and over-developed countries.

The Findhorn Ecovillage Experience provides a practical forum for learning, and for developing action plans. It draws on the experience and expertise developed within the Findhorn Ecovillage over the past 50 years, as well as on other local and international initiatives.

Findhorn Ecovillage has the lowest ecological footprint for any community in the industrialised world, just half the UK national average.

Findhorn Ecovillage The Park Findhorn IV36 3TZ, Scotland, UK