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

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.

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.