Crowds join eco celebration in the heart of the city

The annual PECT Green Festival took place on Saturday 13th August, showcasing a multitude of fun activities, artwork, demonstrations and games with the aim of encouraging local engagement with eco initiatives. The event was organised by the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).

Visitors to the Green Festival experienced the city transformed into an ‘environmental hub’, with a wide range of eco initiatives on display. Everyone could get involved – whether it was pedalling to keep the sound system powered, through to partaking in the tough task of taste testing in the cooking demo marquee! But if this wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, there was also a wide range of innovative artworks on display, created to encourage debate around sustainable living.

Carly Leonard, CEO of PECT, said: “It was great to see so many people engaging with what was on offer at the Green Festival this year. We wanted to highlight some of the serious and complex environmental issues we face in ways that people could relate to. We hope that the range of topics and activities on offer really helped people to see how they can get involved with tackling environmental issues as a community and that people will continue to develop the interest they have already shown.”

“A huge thank you to everyone involved with the event, from the sponsors, partner organisations, artists, team PECT, our wonderful volunteers and all of the people that came along and got involved. We are looking forward to next year’s event already!”

If you missed out on the Launch Day, rest assured you can still take part in the fringe events, which are running through to Sunday 21st August. For example, you wouldn’t want to miss the film screening of Project Wild Thing at the Wildwood cinema on Saturday 20th August, starting at 7.30pm.

If you would like to find out more about PECT, visit www.pect.org.uk.