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The evolution of the eco-village

Many established eco-villages evolved from the communes of the hippy movement in the heady 1960s and began with a spiritual purpose or desire for an alternative lifestyle away from a consumerist society. One of the earliest was Findhorn on the coast of Scotland, now a thriving community of over 300 people acclaimed as having the lowest carbon footprint of any community in the United Kingdom.

Eco-villages are springing up all over the world, so what have we learned from Findhorn and what will the eco-villages of the future look like?

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