Ten years ago the Eden site was a barren, exhausted china clay
pit. Now its amazing buildings and gorgeous gardens full of plants
from around the world demonstrate that positive change is
We do everything we can to run the project responsibly and have
numerous sustainability initiatives both large and small. We are
excited to be working with the Pod because of the opportunities it
gives us to share what we've learned with schools. For information
about the Eden project visit The Eden
Project: What's it all about?.
Each year hundreds of teachers bring thousands of young people
to Eden to learn about science, geography, citizenship and
sustainability in our inspirational surroundings. If you'd like to
join them, find out about exciting Eden
Project education programmes.
Going green is as much a learning adventure and a challenge for
us as anyone else. We like to try new things and share our
We're looking forward to sharing what we have tried - the things
that have worked and also some that haven't.
These include things such as our Waste Neutral programme where
we try to reduce wherever we can, reuse whatever we can, recycle
what is left and reinvest (buying things in made from recycled
We have a great big composter that eats all our food waste, a
biomass boiler, a wind turbine and solar panels; some have worked,
others not so well.
Our next big project aims to provide Eden with a sustainable
source of electricity and heating. We propose to build the UK's
first geothermal power plant generating both heat and
We share our experiences with others. We are by no means
perfect, but we are improving all the time.
to learn more.
Above all we believe that the best answers will come from
working together, from being creative, from exploring new ideas and
from connecting more.
You can get involved in our projects which will support your
work on the Pod. Mud
Between your Toes encourages young people to get outside to
play and learn. Gardens for Life is
our international linking programme built around school gardening,
and Real Cool Futures www.realcoolfutures.com helps young people to
think about how the work they do in the future can make a positive
contribution on problems like climate change. The Big Lunch, the
annual one-day get-together for neighbours that Eden kick-started,
is also a great opportunity for children to learn about citizenship
We hope that all those using this website can learn from each
other and help each other to achieve our goals. Using the blogs and
reading how others have gone about things can be a great way to
learn. It's important to share!
For more information on the Eden Project and what we do visit www.edenproject.com.