Calling planet earth
The Earth Project, based in Llanberis in North Wales, has a vision to create an all-inclusive, global platform for discovering innovative ways to address the planet’s greatest environmental challenges. Can we build it?
The Earth Project, based in Llanberis in North Wales, has a vision to create an all-inclusive, global platform for discovering innovative ways to address the planet’s greatest environmental challenges.
The Earth Project’s aim is to showcase planet Earth and promote sustainable Earth stewardship. This will bring together the global community with experts, artists, and scientists, combining data, technology, and passion to spark the new thinking and innovation needed to solve some of the planet’s greatest social and environmental challenges.
The proto-Earth Project was conceived in North Wales in 2018 by an international group of people, who believe that novel approaches are urgently needed to engage more people in sustainable Earth stewardship. Without new innovations, sustained public engagement and qualified guidance on our possible choices, the world will struggle to meet the UN sustainable development goals by 2030. A feasibility study for the first Welsh physical hub (Canolfan Ryngwldol Adoddau Daear) was completed in January 2020. This was funded by The National Grid and The University of Manchester.
The project has attracted much interest and support from a large number of leading universities, business and the public, and a fundraising campaign to develop designs for the first hub will be launched shortly.
That’s where Welsh construction can play a role. A physical base for The Earth Project in Llanberis might cost around £100m or so. But if Welsh construction is to improve its processes and build what Wales needs, where it needs things in as low carbon a manner as possible doesn’t it make sense to back an idea as worthwhile as The Earth Project?
CE Wales is keen to support The Earth Project and introduce them to contractors, designers, engineers and consultants as well as potential investors and funders to get the physical hub out of the ground. To find out more visit The Earth Project. You can check their virtual reality version of the physical site in North Wales.