The Eden Project

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The Eden Project wiki "is one of the UK's top gardens and conservation tourist attractions located in Cornwall. A living theatre of plants and people, the Eden Project is wholly owned by the Eden Trust, an educational charity." [1]

"It was the brainchild of scientists Philip McMillan Browse, Peter Thoday and Tim Smit, who were working on the restoration of the lost gardens of Heligan in Cornwall...

"Against the odds and without a formal board or bureaucratic committees, the original triumvirate and a dedicated team secured a grant from Britain's Millennium Commission in October 1998 and were on their way." [2]

"The geodesic dome first proposed by the visionary poet and inventor Buckminster Fuller. He coined the phrase "spaceship earth" and that's the feeling you get at Eden, our fragile spaceship." [3]

"Eden Project Limited is managed by a Board of Executive and Non-Executive Directors who remain ultimately responsible to the Eden Trust, a UK Registered Charity (number 1093070). On the executive side, Tim Smit is the Chief Executive and heads up the board. Gaynor Coley is Managing Director, Tony Kendle is Foundation Director and Peter Cox is Finance Director. Ken Hill is the Chairman of the Board, and the non-executive directors are Richard Eyre, Peter Hardaker, Julie Hill, Dr. Alan Stanhope and Cullum McAlpine." Geoffrey Wilkinson [4]

Board

Accessed November 2013: [6]

Board (2012)

Accessed March 2012: [7]

Trustees (2013)

Accessed November 2013: [8]

Trustees (2012)

Accessed March 2012: [9]

Trustees (2009)

Accessed April 2009: [10]

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Responsible mining

"Since March 2002, Eden has been in partnership with mining industry leader Rio Tinto. We have been working together to improve the understanding of both the role the minerals industry plays, and what constitutes good practice and responsible mining. Through the partnership, we have successfully launched two initiatives to drive better performance by the mining industry: one on post-mining regeneration and the other on materials stewardship." [11]

Kosovo Peace Garden

"In 2008 the planting of nearly 2,000 trees and shrubs in a park in Kosovo marked a symbolic moment in the healing of a community and the strengthening of ties with the UK.

"The Eden Project worked closely with the charity Manchester Aid to Kosovo (MaK) and local groups to create the Manchester Peace Park in Podujevo, a town still recovering from the conflict of a decade ago...

"Pam Dawes, of MaK, said: “We are on course to complete the Peace Park ten years after the liberation of Kosovo in 1999. The Eden Project’s vision and practical support have got us to this exciting stage. It has been excellent to work with creative staff and horticulturalists and as the costs are being met through Manchester musicians performing at the Eden Sessions, this is a true collaboration, a real success story." [12]

Other

Criticisms

Contact

Web: http://www.edenproject.com

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Home, The Eden Project, accessed April 21, 2009.
  2. Scientists Try to Create Eighth Wonder of the World, Reuters, accessed April 21, 2009.
  3. Fragile paradise, Guardian, accessed April 21, 2009.
  4. Board, The Eden Project, accessed April 23, 2009.
  5. The Queen to open the Eden Project's "Da Vinci Code Building", southwestrda, accessed April 21, 2009.
  6. Eden Trust Who's who, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2013.
  7. The Eden Project Who's who, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  8. Eden Trust Who's who, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2013.
  9. The Eden Project Who's who, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.
  10. Trustees, The Eden Project, accessed April 23, 2009.
  11. Responsible mining, The Eden Project, accessed April 21, 2009.
  12. Kosovo Peace Garden, The Eden Project, accessed April 21, 2009.