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GUMMER VIEWS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION

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A new education centre, built with sustainability in mind, was opened last night at the Horniman Museum, south Lond...
A new education centre, built with sustainability in mind, was opened last night at the Horniman Museum, south London, in the presence of environment secretary John Gummer.

The Centre for Understanding the Environment, which received money from the Environmental Action Fund, features a 'living roof', solar-powered heating and sustainable furniture.

Since 1992, the Environmental Action Fund has helped voluntary groups in England to carry forward the Government's environmental policies. During 1996 there have been 126 national grants and 79 smaller local grants totalling £4m. In the Greater London area alone, eighteen projects have received support.

Speaking at the opening of the CUE, John Gummer said: 'Projects such as the Centre for Understanding the Environment are a valuable way of making environmental education accessible and stimulating to people of all ages.

'I am pleased that my department has been able to contribute towards the cost of the centre, which not only helps instill the vision of sustainable living but which embodies that vision in the very bricks and mortar - or rather formaldehyde chipboard- with which it is constructed.'
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