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Eden Project is an educational charity that exists to explore our dependence on the natural world. At the heart of Eden is an incredible global garden in Cornwall, home to the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, which explores our dependence on natural resources. Ten years ago the Eden site was a barren, exhausted china clay pit. Now its amazing buildings and gorgeous gardens full of plants from around the world demonstrate that positive change is possible!
We know that many young people are concerned about climate change and the environment, but often can’t see what society is doing about it and, more specifically, aren’t clear about how they could contribute. The belief that as you grow up and take a job you don’t have to leave behind ideals and aspiration to make a positive contribution, sit at the heart of this project.
As a society facing the challenges of the 21st century, we don’t yet have all the answers we require to help our planet. To shape our future in a positive way we need to be prepared to think differently about things; to inspire our creativity and our imagination. This site aims to highlight the need and huge opportunity for young people to use their talents, skills and creativity to help build solutions for the future. We want to prove how, by working for an organisation committed to reducing our impact on the planet, one person really can make a real difference.
So start today. Have a look through the Real Cool Futures website, be inspired by some of the ways people earn a living and have a positive impact on the planet at the same time.
Jobs are changing... imagine working on a wind farm...?
People and businesses are adapting and changing, discover the ways in which you can use your skills, talents and passions to join the climate revolution. Eden Project believes that young people are the UK’s most important resource, and this site aims to help you find out about the kinds of jobs people can do to make a positive impact on the future of our planet.
Real Cool Futures is an initiative from the Eden Project funded by DCSF and Talent and Enterprise Taskforce.