Festival of Hope – Inspiring Sustainability

Sunday 27 November 2016


On one special Sunday in November, Eden Project is bringing together the leaders and mavericks of sustainability - to share and celebrate the fascinating steps they're taking towards low-carbon, sustainable future.

Expect talks, music, art, exhibits and brilliant people, including Eden's Tim Smit, Surfers Against Sewage's Hugo Tagholm, and inspiring individuals from ethical companies Official Pukka HerbsSurfdome and many more.

The Festival of Hope sets out to prove that a sustainable lifestyle and low-carbon future is one filled with joy, great designs and clever innovations. 

Some of Eden’s favourite movers and shakers will be there to help attendees get involved in making a difference, including marine conservationists and campaigners Fathoms FreeSurfers Against Sewage and Cal Major of Paddle Against Plastic 2016
Expect to meet people who have made sustainability their business and are driving positive change. For example, the guys behind the edible bottle Ooho!, diving gear business Fourth Element doing swimwear from recycled fishing nets and TOAST Ale producing ale while addressing the issue of food waste.

There will be a chance to meet Eden's very own catalysts of change, from the Big Lunch Extras community programme and the HotHouse business leadership courses.

Plus, film-makers and artists will be sharing their work, including climate change photographer Ashley Cooper (Global warming Images) and Chouette Films, with a special screening of 'AGHBALOU: The source of water'.

For the foodies, Eden has invited sustainable harvesters The Cornish Seaweed Company, food and health ambassadors from The Crunch 2016, and Cornish Edible Insects with their incredible selection of crunchy critters.

A group of friends, as a business, family or student, this celebration is for anyone and everyone who wants to live a bit more sustainably and get involved in the next big initiatives that are making a difference.

The festival is free to attend with a standard Eden admission ticket (or Annual or Local Pass), and there's no need to register. 

Join the conversation with #ephopefest