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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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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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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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Eden to work with Diamond Jubilee Trust to encourage urban communities to grow food

June 1, 2012
Author: Tom

We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be working with the newly-formed Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust to help communities establish food gardens in confined urban spaces across the Commonwealth. The Trust is to invest in six areas that reflect the six decades of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. Eden is one of six lead [...]

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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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Five tips to kick-start change in your business

May 22, 2012
Author: Hannah

If your business is keen to get its head around the low-carbon agenda, and make the most of the opportunities it throws up, have a look at our five top business tips. They’ve been put together by Eden experts who’ve worked with over 300 businesses here on the Green Foundation programme, giving them the tools [...]

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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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Rainforest debate rages at Eden

April 25, 2012
Author: Guest

A lively audience packed out Eden’s Gallery last week for a fascinating rainforest debate chaired by George Alagiah, ‘Are the rainforests for sale?’ The debate sparked discussion on solutions to deforestation, ranging from global financial incentives to sustainable palm oil to ecotourism. The expert panel, who had some 150 years of combined experience working in [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day this Sunday 22 April

April 20, 2012
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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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