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.