John is one of the founders of the Global Ecovillage Network and is active to Gen Australia as an advisor and mentor. Previously he was the Director of the Findhorn Ecovillage Project for more than twenty years. Findhorn is a well known intentional community founded in 1962 in the north of Scotland. During that time he helped pioneer green building methods, ecological infrastructure and renewable energy systems. He is the author of Simply Build Green, and has lectured widely on the subject of building sustainable communities.
John is currently the Project Director for the Narara Ecovillage (NEV), in NSW, Australia since it’s founding in 2012. He consults to other communities. John considers ‘spiritual sustainability’ as a key element to any ecovillage, along with ecology, economics and social sustainability.