Brave new world

Lately I came across an article about a (materially)  successful man with a disability. He links the global game-changing Pandemic reaction of learning-/working-from-home[mfn]eg., there have been people asking for remote work for decades. Also people with disabilities, whether that's someone who struggles to get to an office due to mobility

Green(house) living

Soaring house prices, energy prices and food prices. Questionable building construction quality (except of course in PETs affordable units ), questionable energy availability and supermarket food quality, and v.questionable economic sanity. What to do? There's talk in the community about studying affordable housing&energy together in one project: ie. living in

January 25th, 2023|Categories: affordable housing, carbon strategy, food, video|

Beauty and the beast

On the pandemic and post-Cop27 subject of putting the case for positive behavioural change, here's a short article about a vital component of the fourth step to changing things (change step#1 see a problem #2 decide to resolve it #3 look for possible solutions #4 choose the most effective one).

Decarbonising ideas

Findhorn Innovation Research & Education and PET have received funding of £226,774 from the Scottish Government for four Feasibility Studies: Ambient Ground Loop District Heating Findhorn Masterplan, Infrastructure & Microgrid Findhorn Ecovillage Natur Housing Scaling Organic Food to contribute to Findhorn Ecovillage’s being in line with Moray’s transition to net zero,

October 15th, 2022|Categories: affordable housing, carbon strategy, donations, piggybank|

Woodside thanks

Our latest project, North Whins -- Woodside, is manifested! It now becomes part of the PET affordable Housing Program at the Park Ecovillage, Findhorn. Many congratulations to all involved "affordable Housing diVision" members. The Board would especially like to offer Paddy Atkinson huge thanks for this achievement due to his

September 14th, 2022|Categories: affordable housing, thanks|


"Classical" businesses are starting to talk more about the opportunity profit in "culture" over that of "cost accounting". 2blogs ago we looked at the idea of "true cost" calculation.[mfn][/mfn] Even the Park Ecovillage at Findhorn is studying the possibilities of larger scale food&energy production, in line with their enlightened "0carbon30"

AGM re. FY21/2

PET members are cordially invited to join with colleagues and PETdirectors for the Annual General Meeting 11 May 2022 @ 19.00-20.00hrs via Zoom Topic: state of the company as of end March 2022. Please mark your diaries accordingly. Members will receive the AGM-zoom link closer to the time. The Annual


We trust this finds you well. Just a few points: * 11/2 marked PETs 14th birthday! To see what we've done in the Ecovillage click here. * 11/2 also marked the opening of the WOODSIDE, north whins, affordable housing allocation process for 4weeks. Click here for the latest photos. *

February 21st, 2022|Categories: affordable housing, carbon strategy, donations, invites, thanks|

aff.Housing ideas

According to the Economic Times (part of the India Times group), Affordable Housing "refers to housing units that are affordable by that section of society whose income is below the median household income. Description: Though different countries have different definitions for affordable housing, it is largely the same i.e. it

October 30th, 2021|Categories: affordable housing, strategy, values|

Just do it, RIGHT?!

We've been talking about the New Normal since the first statistical decreases in this pandemic's infections/hospitalisations/deaths. "Enough talking," say I. Surely for Findhorn Ecovillagers and their supporters the "New Normal" can't really be called cutting edge any more... Heck, if you're having difficulty doing the New Normal[mfn] I'm thinking of

Steamy profits

We had the expert designers for the innovative North Whins "waste water" system[mfn]this is not bullshit, it's about humanure and other human waste water products...[/mfn] onsite on Monday 29 July 2021 and the design phase will complete by the end of August! Here's some background to the current state of

August 6th, 2021|Categories: affordable housing, carbon strategy|
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