Excerpt from the Annual Report 2010 / 2011 of The Findhorn Foundation entitled “Pioneering Sustainable Solutions.”
The Findhorn Foundation pioneers a holistic approach to sustainability that integrates four aspects – spiritual, social, environmental and economic. By developing not just the externals of sustainability such as ecohousing, ecological sewage treatment systems and renewable energy, but also addressing the inner life of human beings and giving them an opportunity to experience being part of an interconnected web of life, the Foundation has become a unique centre for learning and a valuable and potent force for change.
Our holistic approach to sustainability is demonstrated in our three main areas of activity:
- spiritual community
- learning centre
Community life provides the spiritual and social framework of sustainability upon which our ecovillage and economic activities are woven. The Foundation financially depends upon sharing our learning with others through our guest programme of workshops and events.
The Foundation offers a transformative environment where new ways of thinking and being in the world have space to grow, and where learning takes place naturally through ordinary activities in daily life. Practising community values for a month, a week, or even a day can often lead to changes that increase self-esteem, promote healthy relationships, give a sense of empowerment and can encourage leadership. Our activities give often rise to further new projects, systems and structures that support and sustain humans and our environment.
The Findhorn Foundation currently has 120 members of staff and is part of a growing community of more than 300 people in the local area who support and practise sustainable values, including small businesses and charities primarily working in education, the environment, healing and the arts.
We are proud of our pioneering role and look forward to continuing as a seed centre, catalysing and demonstrating effective and sustainable change, and to helping to co-create a positive future for humanity and the planet.
To read the full Annual Report 2010 / 2011 please click here
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