Photographs taken 2007
"The Core" at the Eden Project opened in October 2005. The new building opened as an interactive education centre that shows in a very visual and physical way how we depend on the Earth's eco-systems, and what plants really do for us. It shows how wasteful, in energy terms, processed food is - taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut! Indeed the whole building is reminiscent in its design of a flowering plant.
Outside the Core
The Eden Core
The Core is an extremely thought provoking experience, and something that stays with you. Inside is a display demonstrating the Earth's eco-system and how plants keep the world working...
The Earth's Eco System in the Core
...and other displays demonstrating how processed foods are so wasteful in the amount of energy taken to produce them.
Taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut
The WEEE Man (and our throw-away society)
Outside in the outdoor biome, there is now the "WEEE Man" - three and a half tons worth of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that is thrown away during each and every average human lifetime - illustrated by a "monster" creature built up of all the equipment discarded by one person.
Eden WEEE Man
The WEEE Man Calculations
Other Creatures of Eden
Eden Tribal Figures in the Temperate Biome
And the Eden Bee at work outside in the Outdoor Biome
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