June 14, 2012
Tim Smit is the Chief Executive and founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall and is also a Patron of the Atmos Project.
“I’m really excited about this project you’ve got in Totnes, the Atmos Project, because one of the great things we need to know about the UK is that it was once the manufacturing capital of the world, we were the masters of invention, and at the heart of the Atmos Project is a paean to the work of probably the greatest engineer who’s ever lived in Britain, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. How appropriate than in a Transition Town, we see a place that is about making, about imagination, about creativity … our future depends on getting our young and our old to get curious again, to make wonderful things, which actually make the future something which is worth having rather than a glib place of consumption. I’m really pleased to be Patron of this project”.