On 27 November, 2016, The Eden Project will host their second ever Festival of Hope, bringing together the leaders and mavericks of sustainability including our own MD Amanda Winwood.

Amanda and fellow speakers including Eden's Tim Smit, Surfers Against Sewage's Hugo Tagholm, and Professor Tony Allan, the man behind the ingenious 'virtual water' concept, will share and celebrate their inspiring journeys towards a sustainable future for our planet.

Along with the talks there will also be music, art, exhibitions and Eden’s official partner Renault will also be on hand with their electric vehicle fleet, offering test drives of the Renault ZOE and Twizy.

For the foodies among you, there are sustainable harvesters The Cornish Seaweed Company, food and health ambassadors from The Crunch 2016, and Cornish Edible Insects.

The Festival of Hope sets out to prove that a sustainable lifestyle and low-carbon future is one filled with jgreat designs, clever innovations and above all, joy. We can’t think of a better way to get the festive season started and we wish everyone attending the very best.

The festival is free to attend with a standard Eden admission ticket (or with an Annual Pass, Locals' Pass, or Membership), and there's no need to register. Feel free to drop in for talks if you can't make the whole day.

Join the conversation with #EPHopeFest or join the event on Facebook to get updates and find out more at www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/festival-of-hope