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Falmouth students design solutions for the planet and its people

July 7, 2014
Author: Hannah

If you’re looking for something to renew your faith in humanity, make sure you drop in to see our exhibition of sustainable products designed by graduates at Falmouth University. These young students have approached ‘sustainable design’ in its widest sense, dreaming up simple products that not only put less strain on the environment and protect [...]

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Explore rubber in our new Rainforest exhibit

April 11, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

We’ve just put the finishing touches to a brand new exhibit in our Rainforest Biome that’s all about how the humble rubber tree is playing a crucial role in safeguarding the real rainforest, in the Amazon. Pay a visit to the rubber hut, surrounded by rubber plants, and you’ll be able to see how wild [...]

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Eden gets sustainability certification

February 28, 2014
Author: Hannah

We’re proud of having just achieved the Planet Mark, a new sustainability stamp of approval. We thought it only fitting that we worked hard to make the grade for the scheme which we’ve helped create with sustainability consultancy Planet First! Last summer we undertook an environmental performance audit across all of our operations to measure [...]

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Baobab superfruit boosts health and livelihoods

October 7, 2013
Author: Hannah

If you haven’t come across baobab yet, you will soon. The superfruit is cropping up in all sorts of specialist foods and cosmetics, now that its health benefits – long-known in Africa – are being recognised by health-conscious Westerners. The velvety green fruits contain a powder which has six times more vitamin C than an [...]

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Pedal down to our big bike bash on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May)

April 26, 2013
Author: Tom

We’re inviting cyclists on bikes of all shapes and sizes to pedal through our iconic site for the first time, this Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2013). You can arrive at any time in the morning, but to be part of the guided Tour d’Eden, please get to the  the Visitor Centre (Eden’s main entrance building) at [...]

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Get on yer bike at Eden’s electric bike show

April 10, 2013
Author: Hannah

Come and have a free ride on an electric bike at the Eden Project later this month. We’re giving visitors the opportunity to test-drive one of these new breeds of vehicle around the Eden Project site at our electric bike show, which runs from Saturday 20 April until Wednesday 24 April 2013. Based in hilly [...]

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Study at Eden on a new MSc course in sustainability

March 8, 2013
Author: Hannah

We’ve joined forces with Anglia Ruskin University and Change Agents UK to launch a new Masters course that will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to act as catalysts for sustainability. Entitled ‘MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change’, the Masters course is accredited by Anglia Ruskin University, with several modules being taught here at [...]

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The apple man: an interview with Cornish Orchards’ Andy Atkinson

January 25, 2013
Author: Hannah

We talked to Eden Project supplier Andy Atkinson, managing director of Cornish Orchards, to find out how he’s created a thriving – and sustainable – drinks business in just over a decade. Today, Duloe-based Cornish Orchards is growing a business supplying the likes of Sharp’s Brewery, the Eden Project, and even clients in Australia. They [...]

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How to engage small businesses in sustainability

October 16, 2012
Author: Guest

Karen Cook works on the coalface of sustainability communications, getting small businesses to engage in the issue, as Lloyds TSB Commercial’s Head of Sustainability. She shares her top five tips on how best to motivate people to think green.   1. Meet people where they are We’ve found that businesses engage in sustainability from one [...]

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New giant mining exhibit at Eden

August 27, 2012
Author: Hannah

When you next visit Eden, keep your eyes peeled for our revamped mining exhibit – you’ll recognise it from the giant truck tyre. It comes from the sort of monster truck that operates in open pit mines across the world. The trucks are as big as a three-bedroom house, weigh more than a jumbo jet, [...]

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