Carbon Strategy

PET is committed to the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

To achieve this PET is engaging the whole community in becoming Net Zero, which means not contributing to global carbon emissions.

PET has a carbon strategy which includes:

  • Calculate emissions 
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Reduce/avoid emissions

The Park Ecovillage Findhorn: Towards Carbon Neutrality by 2030

2022 IPCC’s report

The milestone report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) called Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. It states that unless there are immediate and deep emission reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C will be unattainable.
The report has a familiar picture on the front page. The solar collector filled roof at East Whins.

Carbon Calculation

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint the first step is to know what causes emissions in your lifestyle.

Through a partnership with Carbon Footprint Ltd PET has access to a carbon calculation tool. In this easy-to-use web-based tool you can calculate your carbon footprint from flying, driving and all other means of transport, household, food, electronic equipment and other emissions. We suggest you use this information as a starting point for taking steps (unless you already do).

Carbon Offsetting

When you know what your carbon emissions are you have the necessary information to start reducing them. You can also take responsibility for the emissions you have not yet managed to reduce by offsetting them.

On the website where you calculate your emissions you can select one of PET’s various high quality offsetting projects. They all fulfil the requirements of additionality, permanence and transparency and follow international standards such as Gold Standard or VER.

They are all located in developing countries and, in addition to carbon reduction, they also provide social and economic benefits to local communities such as improved environment, health benefits, biodiversity, reduced deforestation

Park Ecovillage Trust Offset Projects

Efficient cookstoves Uganda

Solar power India

Solar power India

Rainforest preservation Brazil

Rainforest preservation Brazil

Net Zero Findhorn

Forming a fossil free future

Led by PET the Findhorn Ecovillage Community has embarked upon a journey to reduce its emissions to net zero. This means reducing all emissions that can be reduced and offsetting the remainder.

We will reduce our direct carbon emissions from heating, use of fossil fuels and electricity to net zero by 2032, and our indirect emissions by 2045. The latter are caused by such activities as travel, choice of diet, clothing, using computers as well as guests and visitors traveling to Findhorn from all corners of the globe.

Going Net Zero will be a brave step towards living lightly on our planet, a cornerstone our founders expressed as co-creation with nature. It will involve all residents, co-workers, departments and businesses.

Measuring our community carbon footprint

From 2015 (with the exception of the two Covid19 years) PET has been responsible for measuring the emissions of the Findhorn Ecovillage. Our largest emissions emanate from flying, driving, food and the use of computers. Most of these being indirect emissions.

TRAiN by Shirley Barr

The Turning Point – A Return to Community

Offset your carbon emissions

PET’s Carbon Strategy Group

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Roger Doudna
Carbon Strategy Director

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Göran Wiklund, Carbon Strategy, Park Ecovillage Trust, Findhorn

Göran Wiklund
Carbon Expert

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