Pete Whitbread-Abrutat was part of the original team that built the Eden Project, and he continued working here for a further 12 years. An environmental scientist passionate about making a difference on the ground in damaged places, Pete left Eden to work as an international mining environmental consultant. This involved hours of endless road trips over thousands of miles of empty steppe in Kazakhstan and Siberia to assess mines and isolated communities.

He received a prestigious Travelling Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to explore some of the world’s most inspiring landscape restoration projects throughout the Americas. This experience gave him the impetus to set up his own business, Future Terrains, which he operates as a social enterprise. Its mission is to tackle the challenge of degraded lands by enhancing environmental and social performance and promoting landscape restoration.

Pete has found himself in many countries working on natural resource and environmental issues. Recently he has worked for three years in Afghanistan on a UK government programme with the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and, latterly, with United Nations Environment. Last year this included a 2,000-mile odyssey by bus with 10 Afghans through the mountains and deserts of central Iran.

Find out all about the highlights (and lowlights!) of Pete's fascinating journey since leaving Eden, in an illustrated talk exclusively for Eden Project Members and their guests.

How to book

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