by Alex Moshakis
David Harland joined the Eden Project in January 2013 as finance director and is now the organisation’s CEO. In 2024, he will oversee the opening of Eden’s second location, in Morecambe, a seaside town in the North West of England. He was born and raised in St Austell, Cornwall, five kilometres from the Eden Project’s first site, which was built 20 years ago on a reclaimed china clay pit. Here, he discusses the climate crisis, changing behaviours around the environment, and encouraging sustainable consumption. The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.