Updates from our AGM

First of all, congratulations to Martin Roche-Nishimori on being appointed to the board. As announced at the meeting the company that runs the Phoenix shop and cafe´ is now “Phoenix Findhorn Community Interest Company’. We were also delighted to be able to tell members that we have received confirmation of a grant from the Scottish…

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PV Initiative

In a new initiative our partners in Findhorn Wind Park have begun installing PV panels on the roofs of various properties at East Whins. These will feed into the Park’s grid and offset part of the reduction in renewables production now that Moya, our 75kW wind turbine erected in 1989, is being decommissioned. For more…

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AGM 2015

This year’s AGM will be at 7.30 pm on Thursday 16th July 2015 at the East Whins ‘Sunshine Room’, The Park, Findhorn. This meeting is open to all Ekopia members. Other interested parties are welcome as silent observers, especially NFA members, Foundation co-workers and Phoenix customers and supporters. The AGM reports will be going out…

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AGM, Thursday 16th July

The above date is now confirmed and the meeting will be held in the East Whins ‘Sunshine Room’, The Park, Findhorn commencing at 7.30 pm.

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AGM Date and New Director

We are pleased to say that Fasil Bogale has agreed to join the Ekopia board, initially for a three month trial period. Fasil is a chartered accountant who has lived in the community here for the past three years and who is involved with various partner community organisations such as Park Ecovillage Trust and CIFAL…

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Office Progress

This project is now proceeding apace. A building warrant was granted very early in the year and Green Leaf Design and Build are expecting completion of the construction work in mid-May. We are anticipating tenancy to be taken up by Trees for Life shortly thereafter.  

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BBC Podcast and the Eko Currency

In late March Alex Walker was interviewed by the BBC’s Gilliam Marles about our Eko currency. This is available until 28th April via Radio Scotland’s ‘Business Scotland’ podcast for Sunday 29th March.  

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Office Construction Commences

Construction work on the West Whins site immediately behind the Universal Hall has commenced and Green Leaf Design and Build and their sub-contractors are on site. Access to this area will be restricted for the time being. Once the building is complete the pathway from the Hall to West Whins will be accessible again.

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A Beer and a Fly

Alex recently visited Speyside Craft Brewery – an expanding small business based in Forres. Their latest product is a pale ale called ‘Findhorn Killer’. It is named (you may be pleased to hear) after a famous fly used by local anglers.

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