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Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit Eden to mark start of new Rainforest Walkway

July 13, 2011
Author: Hannah

We had some special guests yesterday, when Charles and Camilla,  the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, came to Eden as part of a two-day tour in the West Country. During their visit they helped us mark the start of our planned Rainforest Walkway, which we’re building to enable people to explore the treetops high up in [...]

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Celebrity green quiz raises money for new rainforest experience

May 17, 2011
Author: Hannah

We’re currently fundraising to develop an exciting new treetop walkway and learning centre inside our Rainforest Biome (right), to bring our visitors and school groups an even richer experience when they come to Eden. So it’s great news that last week’s quiz night, hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke and TV designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, has raised more than £40,000 for [...]

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Massive Unplugged music event comes to Eden

April 27, 2011
Author: Hannah

Eden has proved a fantastic outdoor setting for some electrifying acts such as energetic rockers Muse and drama queen Amy Winehouse. This summer we’re staging a musical event which will ring out just as loud and clear – but uses simply the power of voice and the site’s natural acoustics to fill the place with [...]

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Jonathon Porritt urges young people to ‘get angry before it’s too late’

April 21, 2011
Author: Guest

In Eden’s 10th birthday year, Jonathon Porritt reflects on the highs and lows of a decade in environmentalism, looks forward to the next 10 years, and gives some rousing advice to young people. Best moment of the last decade In 2005, we launched the UK Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy, which has been widely recognised around [...]

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The future is bright, the future is low-carbon: Transition Town man Rob Hopkins

April 20, 2011
Author: Guest

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, is a man gearing up for climate change and peak oil. The good news is that he says he can taste a brighter future already. A low-carbon world, a post-oil, resilient world isn’t something abstract and notional, rather it is something we can already taste in the world [...]

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How to live a life that makes you, others and the planet happy

April 18, 2011
Author: Guest

Forget lists about turning your thermostat down one degree, says Eden’s Tony Kendle. Here’s the mother of all top 10s – on living a life that makes you, others and the planet happy. There’s no shortage of top tips for a greener life: fitting energy-saving lightbulbs and so on. But are they useful? Yes and no. [...]

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The five scariest places on Earth – environmental journalist Fred Pearce

April 15, 2011
Author: Guest

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce picks the five scariest places he’s been around the world – from natural habitats under threat to spots where the effects of climate change are plain to see. Yet he remains optimistic. I’ve visited some 70 countries in the last 20 years trying to make sense of the world – its [...]

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One man’s junk is another man’s play materials

April 14, 2011
Author: Guest

Phil Waters, Eden’s Play Project Coordinator, casts his memory back to a summer in the 70s spent on a dump – and argues for simple play spaces that let children invent, create and imagine. As Eden celebrates its 10th birthday I’m drawn to reflect on my own 10th year. It was the late 70s, when [...]

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Final auditions for the Labyrinth circus show

April 14, 2011
Author: Tom

The day has come for some of the world’s finest circus performers to prove their talents with the aim of becoming a cast member of Labyrinth – the extravaganza at Eden this summer produced by NoFit State Circus. Today in the Belgian capital Brussels, over 180 hopefuls will audition for a place in the show under [...]

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The future is super low-carbon, says green car expert Paul Clarke

April 13, 2011
Author: Guest

Eco car expert Paul Clarke brings us a taste of things to come, with his top 10 green machines. Expect super high fuel efficiency, super low carbon emissions – and even some futuristic roof-hinged doors. Eden made waves with its Sexy Green Car Shows in 2007 and 2008, bringing people face to face with cutting-edge models [...]

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