Tourist attraction unveils plans to build new Edens around the world
A world-famous British tourist attraction has launched an international company to create similar projects across the globe.
The Eden Project is to open in China, Australia and New Zealand and has plans for the Middle East and North America.
The co-founder of the popular Cornwall attraction has launched the Eden Project International company to turn the proposals into reality.
It plans to establish collaborative Eden Projects with partners across the world, focusing on soil, water, food 0 The Eden Project is to open sites in China and Australia and biodiversity. Sir Tim Smit, who will be executive chairman of the new company, said: “Eden’s mission is to explore our dependence on the natural world, to use that understanding to excite peo- ple into delivering transformation where they live and to ask really serious questions about what a great future might look like for all of us.
“We want the new Edens to act as a heartbeat for those who feel the same way as we do and to develop in all of them the ability to tell the stories that inspire the people who are their constituency.”
The Eden Project, which was built in a disused quarry near St Austell, opened in 2001 and has attracted more than 19 million visitors and generated £1.7 billion for the local economy.