Net Zero Findhorn

Forming a fossil free future

Findhorn Park Ecovillage has made a commitment to become a Net Zero Community.

We have set a timeline for reducing our emissions from all residents, coworkers, departments and businesses within the community.

UN Sustainability Goals

Community Carbon footprint

Annually we are producing a carbon footprint report which shows how we succeed in this endeavour.

For the calculation we use a software platform that Ecometrica in Edinburgh kindly sponsors, which converts all data such as miles, litres, kWh to carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

We are measuring all greenhouse gases that increase the global temperature. The calculation standard for measuring direct and indirect emission is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). The process of achieving net zero follows a standard called PAS 2060 developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

With a Carbon Management Plan for Net Zero we will set out what annual reductions will be needed to reduce our direct emission by 2032 and our indirect emissions by 45% by 2032 and reach net zero emissions by 2045. Net zero means that emissions that can’t be avoided will be reduced by carbon offsetting.

According to GHG Protocol all emission sources are divided into three scopes.

  • Scope 1 emission from burning fossil fuel, e.g. car driving and gas for heating and cooking

  • Scope 2 emissions from use of electricity

  • Scope 3 indirect emissions from production and use of purchased goods and supplies. Scope 3 includes for instance food, flying, buildings, electronic devices.

The management plan includes carbon reductions and also the drawing down of CO2 from the atmosphere by composting, soil and tree carbon sequestration and biochar production.

PET Carbon Footprint Reduction
UN Development goals