The Eden Project
Saint Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom
One can fall in love with the Eden Project as much for its unique concept as for its execution. It had a difficult birth and was only materialised through the vision and passion of a small group of people. It’s holistic approach to living in a sustainable way could be a very inspiring experience and we should try and find a disused quarry in Greece to start a project like this one! Have a look...
The project's mission is to 'promote the understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources, leading towards a sustainable future for all.'
In a vast (15 hectare) china clay pit near St Austell, the Eden Project is a living lesson in man's dependence on the plant world and the need to preserve it for the future survival of our planet…..
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"Cool Solution" to Climate Change: Isle of Samso
Samso is an area about 40 square miles long with a permanent population of about 4,000 — all of them living a green dream. Take farmer Erik Andersen. His tractor runs on oil from rape seed, which he grows. His hot water and power come from his solar panels or wind turbines. There's not a fossil fuel in sight. "It's a very good feeling because the island is a renewable energy island," Andersen says.
Ten years ago, Andersen and the people of Samso accepted a challenge from Denmark's government: Could they run their farms; could they power their businesses; could they lead their lives in an entirely energy self-sufficient and carbon-neutral way?
Now they have the answer. They can.
"Because it's a good idea for the environment" Andersen explains.