heart icons heart icons right

News and blogs

Browse our news articles and blogs to find out more about The Eden Project Communities and the work we do

Working with older people

The cost of disconnected communities

March 26, 2023

Research shows that social isolation and disconnected communities puts demands on health services, policing, social care and the environment.

Woman holding 'make things happen sign'

How to deal with loneliness

March 22, 2023

We will all know someone who is lonely or struggling; we may even be lonely or struggling ourselves. Too often we admit to neither…

Women trying on elaborate bright and feathered hats

​​We’re no longer a nation of nattering neighbours!

March 13, 2023

Nattering with the neighbours is a thing of the past according to a survey which reveals half of the population hasn’t chatted over the…

The Lunar Lunch Bradford

​With a Big Lunar Lunch, everyone can come to the table​

March 13, 2023

Nageena Khan, founder of Get2Gether (Mil Jul) talks to us about bringing her community together with a Lunar Lunch.

Road closed sign with big lunch party in the background

​Platinum councils recognised for supporting The Big Jubilee Lunch

March 13, 2023

In 2022, communities across the UK were invited to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch as part of the official celebrations for our…

Fairy lights on book

​Community ideas for Christmas

March 13, 2023

The festive season is a perfect time to organise a get-together with your neighbours and get into the Christmas spirit. It can also be…

Wellington boots with flowers inside attached to a garden picket fence

​Small steps, big difference

March 13, 2023

'Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.' - Vincent Van Gogh

Smiling woman standing at open door with man showing Big Lunch invite.

​​More than two thirds of adults in the UK experience loneliness

March 13, 2023

And the feeling is most acute among young people, research by The Big Lunch reveals.

Two ladies dancing

​​How to break the ice with people

March 13, 2023

Two truths and a lie is a great way to break the ice and get people laughing and finding out a bit about each…

group of children sitting outside with party food

Closing the Distance Between Us – report

March 10, 2023

A new research report has identified a widening gap in the relationship between people and their neighbours that is damaging our mental and physical…

Women trying on elaborate bright and feathered hats

10 random acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day

February 22, 2023

As Vincent van Gogh wisely said ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together'. A single random act of kindness…

Man planting seeds

How to make your community greener

February 22, 2023

From 24 September - 2 October, we’re proudly supporting Great Big Green Week and sharing the ways we can all play a part in…