Festival of Hope – Inspiring Sustainability


Sunday 27 November 2016 11am-6pm


We’re all very excited about an event coming up at the Eden Project in Cornwall soon, at which our MD, Amanda Barlow will be speaking on the subject of microbeads and marine conservation.

Amanda is incredibly knowledgeable about microplastics and once you’ve heard her talk about the presence and effects of microbeads you’re sure to take a closer look at the list of ingredients in your skin lotions, shower gels and shampoos… 

Amanda joins a host of other experts who will be sharing the steps they are taking towards a low-carbon, sustainable future, including Tim Smit, Surfers Against Sewage’s Hugo Tagholm, and inspiring individuals from ethical companies Official Pukka Herbs, Surfdome 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.  For example, visitors can find out more about the edible bottle Ooho!, diving gear business Fourth Element who make swimwear from recycled fishing nets and TOAST Ale producing ale while addressing the issue of food waste.

 Film-makers and artists will also 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.

As 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 and click here to find out more.