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

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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.

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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…

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​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.

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​10 community ideas for Christmas

March 13, 2023

If you want to spread some cheer and lift the spirits of those around you, here are our favourite ten community ideas for Christmas…

One of our Community Network Developers, Paul, having a conversation with another man at an inside event in Manchester.

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

March 13, 2023

Research by The Big Lunch has found that social interaction is declining in the UK and contributing to a rise in loneliness. This is…

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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…

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10 tips to make your community greener

February 22, 2023

We can all take small steps to make our communities healthier, greener spaces.

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John Bishop shares “Say Hello” campaign during The Month of Community

May 11, 2022

Comedian John Bishop is joining forces with the Month of Community initiative to encourage people to “Say Hello” and make new connections with their…

Tracey Robbins, Eden Project Communities Head of UK Delivery

Say no to ‘tackling loneliness’

February 7, 2022

Tracey Robbins, our Head of UK Delivery, talks about her experience with loneliness and why we shouldn't be trying to 'tackle' it.

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Our top 10 self care tips

October 5, 2021

Our Digital Marketing associate, Gina, shares her top tips on how to recharge and take care of yourself. Gina is not a mental health…

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Big numbers for the 2022 Big Jubilee Lunch Weekend!

April 29, 2021

2022 was a BIG Big Lunch! We celebrated the Jubilee and a whopping 17.2 million of you took part! Here's just a small selection…

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A community that plays together, stays together

August 1, 2017

The concept of ‘play’ is often associated with children having fun, distinct from the concept of, say, ‘learning.’ in fact, that’s a huge misinterpretation…