Park Ecovillage Trust (PET)
actively advances social, environmental sustainability and
wellbeing for the whole Findhorn Ecovillage Community,
through Affordable Housing and Carbon Offsetting, and by
active support of innovative projects.
PET’s second co-housing development at West Whins comprising 6 one-bed flats for
community members saw keys-in-hand on 1/12/2017. The Scottish Minister for Housing and
Rural Affairs visited the Park and heartily encouraged the community to apply for further
housing grants which advice is likely to bear fruit imminently. PET currently holds the
ownership of the ten affordable homes for the community, aiming for 25 by 2025.
Chair Roger Doudna described how PETs’ ideals and results are high. About his role: “In PET
my team does the carbon strategy part. We are looking for projects that support us as a
community to achieve (ideally more than) carbon neutrality. This would be a great step,
joining an ever-growing band who have reached that. In doing so, we are contributing our
bit to minimize climate change.” PET works together with lots of other community groups,
like Duneland and Ekopia. We look at further developing as the Community Benefit Charity.
Also, within PET we explore the implications of sociocracy. Roger’s barrel house carries his
favourite slogan: ‘Sustainability: the final frontier’.
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland No:
SC354855 with charitable status No: SC041279. Registered Office: 45 The
Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ.
Year founded: 2009. Initiator Jonathan Dawson.
Motto: CARE in action.
Memorandum & Articles: Memorandum of Association & Annual Report: PET website.
Board: of five volunteers (1/2019): Roger Doudna (Chair), Fasil Bogale (Finance Director),
Marcus Lindner (Housing Director), Cornelia Featherstone (Caring Community), Amanda
Haworth. They come together in specific Project Groups.
Website: (continually updated). Messages, questions,
comments can be input through the website or via , or via
post c/o 45 The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Moray IV36 3TZ, t: 0131 463 1711.
Members: Around 95 plus the five directors (1/2019). Membership is free, though in the
unforeseen event of PET being wound up members would be liable for 1 Eko or £ 1.
Members put CARE in action by being an example to others: offsetting carbon emissions,
sharing their skills, giving general donations, gifts & legacies.
Membership forms are available on the website, and at the Park General Office.