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Infographic: where does rubber come from?

August 7, 2014
Author: Kathryn Nichols

The Amazon is the only place on earth where rubber trees grow in the wild. Follow our infographic to discover the journey wild rubber takes from the inside of a tree to the soles of your shoes, giving local families a livelihood and keeping natural rubber trees standing. Infographic by Kathryn Nichols.

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Plan a green wedding

July 17, 2012
Author: admin

It is possible to create a magnificent, magical wedding that people will remember forever while at the same time treading lightly on the planet. Treasure your big day and make it a green one with a little help from our webshop. Pick a sustainable wedding venue Get married at the Eden Project for a truly [...]

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Help the Hedgehogs!

July 10, 2012
Author: admin

Hedgehogs are in the media spotlight at the moment, as we learn that their numbers have declined by 25% over the last decade in the UK. This is partly down to the loss and fragmentation of their habitat. If you’ve got a garden, you can help provide a habitat for them – and in return [...]

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We’ve won an award for one of our renewable energy projects

July 4, 2012
Author: admin

We’re really proud that our Solarfair solar power staff share scheme has scooped an award in the Flagship Project category of the British Renewable Energy Awards, an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Renewable Energy Association. The scheme, which we’ve developed in partnership with not-for-profit energy supplier Ebico, gives Eden staff the chance to invest [...]

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Fascinating food facts – and how to feed the world

June 8, 2012
Author: Hannah

Find out where your food comes from, which crops feed most of the world – plus what you can do to help make sure there’s enough food to go around. It’s all part of our work with Oxfam, whose new Grow campaign is designed to change the way we produce, consume and share our food [...]

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Prestigious energy management award for Eden Project

May 31, 2012
Author: Hannah

Great news, our very own Matt Hastings has just scooped an award for ESTA Energy Manager of the Year. Matt was awarded the annual award by the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA), picked from nominees that included staff from Sainsbury’s, BT and Northern Rail. During his three years at Eden Matt has overhauled many [...]

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Seeds of a solution for rainforests?

April 30, 2012
Author: Guest

Deep inside our tropical quarantine, some precious seeds are germinating; ones which could hold a solution to the deforestation caused by slash-and-burn agriculture. They’re from the Inga plant, a fast-growing tropical tree that subsistence farmers in Honduras, Central America, are being encouraged to grow as a way of reclaiming land exhausted by slash-and-burn farming. Slash [...]

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Five top tips to save water in the garden

April 25, 2012
Author: admin

With parts of the country in a hosepipe ban following the UK’s third driest month on record in March, you might be wondering how on earth you’re going to keep your garden well-watered this year. Water used in the garden can amount to half of a household’s total water usage. But if you’re smart with [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day this Sunday 22 April

April 20, 2012
Author: admin

Over a billion people will join together for a mass celebration around the globe on April 22 this year. So what is Earth Day? This is a day to raise a glass to the planet – from our familiar shores to the deepest oceans; the intricate eco-system within our rainforests, to our vast deserts. Ultimately, [...]

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How to manage and reduce your business waste

March 21, 2012
Author: Hannah

Here at Eden we welcome around a million visitors a year – all eating and drinking in our cafes, and buying products in our shop. As a business we’ve had to think quite carefully about which materials we buy, and how we can reduce and recycle waste. That means thinking about everything from how the [...]

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