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Free green building event at Eden 17 May

April 26, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you’re interested in green building and sustainable construction, whether you work in the industry or are planning to retrofit your home, come along to Green Build Cornwall on Thursday 17 May 2012. Organised by Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, the event is a chance to find out what green building options are now locally available, [...]

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New rooftop garden for Plymouth community

April 18, 2012
Author: Hannah

This weekend Eden helped host a Secret Garden Party with Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) and residents of an inner city housing block in Plymouth who want to create a community roof garden. Morley Court’s residents are keen to turn the paved and grassed area, which sits on top of a car park and is overlooked [...]

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Eden to host green building centre

December 30, 2011
Author: Hannah

Good news – we’re to host a new green building centre, where specialists, manufacturers, academics and the public come together to improve sustainable construction within Cornwall and beyond. The centre, known as The Green Build Cornwall Foundation, is to be run by Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) and will be housed within a cutting-edge green [...]

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Help shape St Austell’s Cosgarne Triangle at a tea party on Tuesday 23 August

August 22, 2011
Author: Hannah

Local residents are invited to give their input tomorrow on how to create a colourful flower display to brighten up this major gateway into the town. Eden Project staff, who came up with the original designs for the land, will be joined by residents of Cosgarne Hall’s homeless shelter, who will be the driving force behind [...]

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Eden co-hosts Construction in the Green Economy conference

May 6, 2011
Author: Hannah

Industry experts from the south west are gathering at Eden on 11 May for a special conference on sustainable construction. The Institution of Civil Engineers event focuses on how the sector can deliver building projects sustainably within the context of climate change legislation and financial constraints. Discussions will centre on what the government’s green agenda [...]

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Green Build shaping up for this weekend

April 6, 2011
Author: Hannah

Cornwall’s first sustainable construction event is shaping up nicely, with several new exhibitors confirmed. Visitors will be able to step inside and take a look around the beautiful Studio Ark (right), a compact eco building made of timber made by local company Pioneer Environmental Buldings. RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) will be offering free [...]

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Cornwall’s first sustainable construction conference comes to Eden in April

March 28, 2011
Author: Hannah

We’re proud to be hosting Cornwall’s first ever green building conference here at the Eden Project on 8-9 April 2011. Convened by the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, the free event will give visitors the chance see an eco timber-framed building in the flesh here on site, as well as a demonstration of a food waste converter. There’ll [...]

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Recycled hotel to pitch in Eden Biome for the night

February 24, 2011
Author: Hannah

Visitors to Eden will see an unusual structure come to life in the Med Biome next week – a ‘one-night hotel’ made out of 10,000 disused tent poles. Designed by the engineering company behind the velodrome for the 2012 Olympics, the shelter is being put together by a world-class team of experts – along with [...]

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Eden Project Cafe opens today in St Austell town centre

February 17, 2011
Author: Hannah

Our new Eden Project Cafe opened its doors to the public this morning! Pop along to the new spot in White River Place, St Austell, Cornwall, for delicious food and drink; late night openings, free wifi; a book exchange; a fruit and veg swap. Find out more about the Eden Project Cafe.

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Eden to open eco cafe in St Austell town centre

December 31, 2010
Author: Hannah

We’ve got something exciting up our sleeve for you next year – an Eden eco cafe right in the heart of St Austell, just a couple of miles down the road from the Eden Project. Due to open in February 2011, the cafe will bring a little of bit Eden to the new retail development [...]

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