News Archive

Environment Capital Workshop aims to inspire change

A workshop to raise awareness and help Peterborough achieve its aspiration to create the UK’s Environment Capital is due to be held in the Town Hall on Friday, 11th ...> MORE

Launch of city-wide campaign to tackle fuel poverty

A landmark programme to tackle fuel poverty in Peterborough has been launched. The strategic partnership, between British Gas and Peterborough City Council, is expected to help...> MORE

PECT celebrates its 20th Birthday

Peterborough Environment City Trust celebrated its 20th birthday on 27th November 2013. At a special event for businesses, supporters and partners, the city’s...> MORE

Planters commemorate two decades of PECT

Four tree planters have been installed on St John Square, in the centre of Peterborough, to celebrate Peterborough Environment City Trust’s (PECT) 20th...> MORE

Peterborough's Willow Maze

A new Willow Maze is being planted at the East of England Showground as part of PECT’s Forest for Peterborough project, an ambitious plan to plant over 180,000 trees...> MORE

Greeniversity goes to Downing Street!

Rachel Huxley (PECT’s CEO) was invited to Downing Street to talk to the Chancellor about our experience with Greeniversity and the Shared Economy.  The shared...> MORE

New green network is launched

Investors in the Environment’s Consultancy arm has launched a new “Environmental Management Network” aimed at helping green leaders continually improve and...> MORE

Local artists brighten up the city

In November 2013 a RiverCare mural was painted onto the Cambridge railway underpass, not far from Peterborough city centre. This mural was inspired by the wildlife along the...> MORE

Community Mapping in the Ortons

An innovative new project is set to help Peterborough residents create ‘community maps’. The community mapping sessions are being held in the Ortons and are a...> MORE

Bees, Birds, Barn and Maze at East of England Showground

The KIDS COUNTRY team are moving on with development of a rural education area at the East of England Showground with support from PECT and the Central England...> MORE

Financing your sustainability improvements?

iiE Consultancy are offering a helping hand! iiE Consultancy frequently find that the businesses they support struggle to find the initial investment required to pay for...> MORE

Volunteer awards evening and the House of Commons

On the 23rd January PECT volunteer, Peter Bailey, won an award at the 18th Volunteer awards evening held at Peterborough Town Hall. The awards recognise the work carried out by...> MORE

PECT looks forward as recruitment for new CEO begins

Environmental charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) looks to the future as their well-respected Chief Executive prepares to pursue a PhD in...> MORE

City youngsters showcase green projects

Youngsters from schools across Peterborough showcased their environmental achievements at this years’ Eco Education Awards. Run by environmental charity Peterborough...> MORE

Bursary scheme launched for Pboro residents

Peterborough has launched a bursary scheme that will see two local residents awarded funding to study a Master's degree in Sustainability. The bursary, which was also...> MORE

PECT looks to build on success with new CEO

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has appointed Carly Leonard, former executive director at Sustainability East, as its new CEO. Prior to joining PECT, Carly...> MORE

Green Festival 2014

This year the Green Festival was sponsored by Travelchoice with a theme of Sustainable Transport. The festival, which took place on 24th May this year, was a huge success,...> MORE

Green businesses to attend iiE Awards 2014

Businesses are being invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual Investors in the Environment Business Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate...> MORE

Businesses celebrate green achievements at iiE Awards 2014

The eco achievements of local businesses have been brought into the spotlight with the Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, which were held on Thursday 27 November 2014...> MORE

Join our Christmas Planting Day!

What better way to celebrate the festive season than by giving something back to your local environment? The Forest for Peterborough project is holding a Christmas Planting Day...> MORE

New Year, New You with Greeniversity!

This January, set yourself some New Year’s resolutions! Greeniversity, the community skills sharing network, is hosting a series of learning sessions to help you discover...> MORE

Learn more about health & well-being at Sporting Saturday

The countdown has begun for Sporting Saturday 2015! Join Inspire Peterborough on Saturday 24 January, from 10am to 4pm, at the Cresset Centre in Bretton for a day of...> MORE

Take part in the Zero Waste Week Challenge

The not-for profit environmental accreditation scheme Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for businesses, households and individuals to take part in the annual Zero...> MORE

40 trees to be planted after card recycling

In December 2013, the green team at Peterborough’s local accountancy firm Rawlinsons were busy working towards their Investors in the Environment (iiE) Green...> MORE

Green Awards celebrate city's eco successes

Eco-friendly families, businesses and community groups were recognised at the annual Green Awards on Monday 16 February 2015. The Green Awards were organised by the...> MORE

iiE Consultancy becomes an ESOS Lead Assessor

The recently-launched Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the government’s new mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme that large...> MORE

Support Greeniversity by shopping online at Waitrose

From 2 March - 29 May 2015, you can support Greeniversity by shopping online with Waitrose and selecting Greeniversity as your chosen charity at the online...> MORE

Discover IKEA’s secrets for staff engagement

Green-thinking businesses are being invited to attend iiE Consultancy’s next Environmental Management Network (EMN) event: the IKEA Staff Engagement Workshop on Wednesday...> MORE

Green Festival 2015 dates announced

The Peterborough Green Festival is back! Now in its 23rd year - making it one of the longest running environmental festivals in the UK - the Green Festival Launch Day will be...> MORE

Green Festival announces its first Poet in Residence!

The Peterborough Green Festival, which this year runs from Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May, has announced its very first ‘Poet in Residence’!  The 2015...> MORE

Join in a Secret City-Centre Mission!

‘We need you for a massive mission, of global proportions. But, it starts right here, in this city, with you.’ Don’t miss out on taking part in a new...> MORE

Go clothes swapping with the Green Festival Swish!

Do you love fashion but hate trawling the shops? Is your wardrobe bulging with clothes you haven’t worn in years? We’ve got the guilt-free solution to a new...> MORE

Take pride in your environment at the Green Festival

Do you want to help make your local area clean and tidy? Why not join other like-minded people for the Green Festival Community Stewardship Litter Pick on Tuesday 26th May,...> MORE

To be in with your chance to win – head to the Peterborough Green Festival

This year’s Green Festival will kick off on Saturday 23rd May with lots to see and do in the city centre. In celebration of the city’s eco initiatives and based on...> MORE

Learn about traditional charcoal-making

Join the Woodland Heritage in Action Conservation and Craft Day, a Green Festival Fringe Event, on Saturday 30 May. This drop-in event will be held between 10am-4pm at...> MORE

Schools prepare to celebrate eco achievements

There’s an air of anticipation across Peterborough schools as the pupils prepare to attend the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PEEAs), held at the new City of...> MORE

Make sure your marketing isn’t a WASTE!

More and more businesses are finding that being greener not only saves money, but is also an effective way to market your organisation and bring in new opportunities. Discover...> MORE

Take part in free Wild Cooking Workshops

Peterborough Environment City Trust’s Love Local project invites you to a free learning session on spatula carving and outdoor cooking in local woodlands. Come to this...> MORE

Lend your support to the mass lobby of Parliament on climate change

Lend your support to the largest mass lobby of Parliament on climate change in UK history, in order to urge MPs to take action. Thousands of people will head to...> MORE

Take part in Sporting Sunday

Inspire Peterborough, inclusive sport project of local charity Disability Peterborough, is holding its first ever Sporting Sunday at Jack Hunt School, Netherton on Sunday 5th...> MORE

Volunteer at the Peterborough Harvest Festival

Arts organisation Metal is creating a new cultural, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s city centre. The two-day festival will take place in Cathedral Square...> MORE

Celebrate Peterborough’s Ancient Woodlands

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family at the FREE Woodland Heritage Conservation and Craft Day on Saturday 29 August. This drop-in event will be held between 10am-4pm at...> MORE

Discover how to be a smarter, greener business

Businesses can pick up innovative ideas to help them save money and reduce their impact on the environment at a networking event in Daventry. The ‘Smarter, Greener...> MORE

PECT's Greeniversity lends its support to Harvest Festival

Green skill share initiative Greeniversity is lending its support to Metal’s Harvest Festival. Greeniversity is encouraging members of the public to try their hand at...> MORE

Enjoy Climate Change drama 'Baked Alaska'

Peterborough Cathedral is presenting a performance of 'Baked Alaska', a dramatic entertainment with vibrant music, high energy storytelling and laughter, performed by...> MORE

Pledge to Cycle to Work Day

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has pledged to Cycle to Work Day, and you can too! Cycle to Work Day is a national event held on 3rd September 2015. It aims to...> MORE

Travelchoice's summer fiesta fortnight

A fun-packed summer fiesta and pedal-powered cycle cinema will signal the start of this year’s free Travelchoice fortnight in Peterborough. The family fun day at...> MORE

Enjoy at evening bat walk in Bretton

Join a free evening walk, led by local expert Anthony Mould, to discover what bats can be found in the ancient woodland of Grimeshaw Wood, in Bretton. This event will be...> MORE

Grow your Maths Confidence Outdoors!

Do you want to improve your ability to solve maths equations? Want to do it in a fun, informal way? Then join a free Greeniversity class to enjoy an outdoor ‘maths...> MORE

Enjoy the WestRaven Community Day

Families are invited to enjoy a fun day out at the free WestRaven Community Day, held on Saturday 12 September, 11am-3pm, at Hampton Court shops in Westwood. Discover some...> MORE

Try your hand at learning woodland coppicing

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is running a Woodland Heritage Conservation Day on Saturday 26 September. This drop-in event will be held...> MORE

Help PECT race ahead!

Enthusiastic staff and volunteers from the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) are taking part in this year’s Perkins Great Eastern Fun Run to...> MORE

City residents encouraged to join tree planting

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is ready to launch the next tree planting season for its Forest for Peterborough project. The first event...> MORE

Share your views on Werrington Brook Improvements

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has teamed up with Peterborough City Council and the Environment Agency to work on an exciting river...> MORE

Make a difference to your local environment

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is encouraging local residents to get involved with a ‘Make a Difference’ tree planting day on...> MORE

A fruitful day out!

Head to Wansford on Wednesday 21st October to have a go at planting fruiting trees! As part of the Forest for Peterborough project, the independent charity Peterborough...> MORE

Do you have a talent for Christmas crafts?

Are you particularly skilled at making gingerbread men? Do you excel at creating Christmas table decorations? Or are you handy with card making? Whatever your festive skill,...> MORE

Staff Engagement Workshop for aspiring green champions!

Are you keen to engage with staff on green initiatives? Do you want to achieve change in your workplace for a more sustainable future? Then join us for the Investors in the...> MORE

The People's Climate March

What? Just before world leaders meet for major climate change negotiations at a global summit in Paris, the Climate Coalition has arranged a march in London to show how much...> MORE

Make 2015 your year to learn traditional woodland skills

Do you fancy learning a new skill? Would you like to discover more about your local woodlands? The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is running a...> MORE


The Church of England, Christian Aid, Tearfund and CAFOD invite you to support the: UN CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, PARIS 30 November – 11 December...> MORE

Consultation opens on Peterborough’s fourth Local Transport Plan

News from Peterborough City Council: Views are being sought on a plan that sets out Peterborough's transport vision for the next five years. A Local Transport Plan is...> MORE

Bonfire Celebrations with a difference!

Celebrate the end of the autumn season by joining in a special Forest for Peterborough tree planting day on Saturday 7th November, run by the independent charity Peterborough...> MORE

Keep warm this winter with local and sustainable fuel

A fantastic community initiative has brought together organisations across Peterborough to produce local, sustainable firewood. Residents can buy their firewood on Saturday...> MORE

Week of Action to support Operation CAN-do

A Week of Action began on Monday 9 November 2015 in the Operation CAN-do area of Peterborough, which encompasses Millfield and New England. The week is part of the...> MORE

Call out for Peterborough residents to feed-in to development of new travel app

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust has teamed up with Meniscus, Anglia Ruskin University, and Loughborough University to launch a brand new...> MORE

Enjoy a handmade Christmas!

Are you already prepared for Christmas? Have you got your presents, decorations and cards sorted? Or is the thought of it all starting to panic you slightly? Not to worry!...> MORE

Peterborough residents invited to join in celebrations for National Tree Week

Are you keen to support your local community and make a difference to the surrounding environment? Join Peterborough Environment City Trust’s National Tree Week...> MORE

Join the Great Christmas Willow Weave!

Don’t miss out! Sign up to a FREE Greeniversity class in Peterborough to create beautiful and unique gifts just in time for Christmas. The Great Christmas Willow Weave...> MORE

New Year, New You – enjoy the great outdoors with Forest for Peterborough

After the excesses of the festive season, why not head out into the great outdoors to get active with Forest for Peterborough? Not only will planting trees make a difference to...> MORE

Celebrate businesses' green successes at iiE Awards

Businesses are being invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate...> MORE

Inspire Peterborough's Sporting Saturday

Inspire Peterborough, inclusive sport project of local disability charity Disability Peterborough, is hosting Sporting Saturday at the Cresset, Bretton, Peterborough on 23rd...> MORE

Join a Forest for Peterborough tree planting day to benefit local wildlife

This January, head to Grange Farm in Wittering (PE8 6NR) to help plant trees for Forest for Peterborough. Discover how, by planting specific varieties of trees, you can...> MORE

Can you achieve Zero Waste to landfill this February?

Can you manage a week without putting anything in the bin? The national green accreditation scheme Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for businesses, households and...> MORE

Love Trees with Forest for Peterborough

Valentine’s Day has only just passed, so why not show your love and appreciation of trees by heading to a Forest for Peterborough planting day on Saturday 20th February?...> MORE

Take home your own free tree with Forest for Peterborough

This spring, Forest for Peterborough will be giving residents in Stanground the opportunity to take home their very own free crab apple tree to plant in their garden! On...> MORE

Ready for your Spanish holiday?

Are you planning a family getaway to Spain this summer? Then why not take advantage of a free Spanish language lesson through Greeniversity? The Spanish class will be held...> MORE

Join woodland craft workshops at The Green Backyard

Learn Pole Lathe Turning with tutor Chris Allen Saturday 21 May 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm This is a great introduction to a breadth of green wood work tools and...> MORE

Learn a new skill – try Willow Weaving!

Do you fancy learning a new skill? Want to create a new handmade feature for your garden? Then don’t miss the chance to book tickets to a Willow Weaving workshop with...> MORE

Celebrating Schools’ Green Achievements

Peterborough schools are preparing to celebrate their green successes at the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PEEAs), this year held at the Voyager Academy in Walton...> MORE

Call out for volunteers for the PECT Green Festival

Do you have an enthusiasm for your local environment? Are you keen to get involved with great local community events? Then the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust...> MORE

Summer holiday fun in Peterborough’s ancient woodlands!

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family at a FREE Woodland Heritage Conservation and Craft Day on Saturday 30 July. This drop-in event will be held between 10am-4pm at...> MORE

Enjoy a week of fun-filled Green Festival Fringe Events

Don’t miss this year’s PECT Green Festival, held in Peterborough city centre on Saturday 13 August 2016. In addition to the Festival’s Launch Day, there will...> MORE

Submerge yourself in a Future Floodland of Fen, words and inspiration

Future Floodlands is a collaboration between artist and boat builder James Tovey, Eastern Angles Theatre Co and Peterborough Environment City Trust. This compelling...> MORE

Join a Pedal-Powered Car Chase

On the PECT Green Festival Launch Day (Saturday 13th August) the artists Lawrence Bradby and Matthew Robinson, with Mark Howe and Carl Cole, will be running a Pedal-Powered Car...> MORE

Meet the Green Festival artists!

Don’t miss the chance to meet the PECT Green Festival artists and hear the stories behind their works! There will be a special ‘Meet the Artists’ Festival...> MORE

Peterborough city centre goes wild!

Don’t miss the film screening of Project Wild Thing by the Wild Network, held in Wildwood Restaurant’s cinema room on Cathedral Square. The film will be shown on...> MORE

Follow the ‘High Water Mark’ trail around Peterborough city centre!

A fantastic display of 3d origami-style boats have been moored alongside the River Nene in Peterborough, near the city centre. They say a picture paints a thousand words,...> MORE

Call for everyone to get involved with national Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week runs from Monday 5th – Friday 9th September 2016, and green accreditation scheme Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for organisations...> MORE

Call for ‘Bags of Help’ with voting from Peterborough residents!

       This autumn sees a fantastic collaboration between two local charities: Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and Peterborough Environment City...> MORE

Speak Up week of action

Don’t miss the Speak Up week of action (8th-16th October 2016) which will see thousands of people join together to celebrate the people, places and things we want to...> MORE

Last chance to book a free Healthy Homes energy visit!

Fuel bills rising? Now’s your last chance to book a free home visit with an independent advisor to help lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. This...> MORE

Join in National Tree Week celebrations with Forest for Peterborough

The national winter tree planting season has officially launched with the start of National Tree Week, taking place from 26th November – 4th December 2016. This is...> MORE

Businesses can join in the celebrations at the iiE Awards 2017

Businesses are invited to join in a celebration of eco achievements at the annual national Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, held at Peterborough’s Kingsgate...> MORE

Enjoy improved health and well-being in 2017

Are you looking to improve your overall health and well-being? Do you want your family to enjoy a better quality of life, both now and in the future? The independent...> MORE

Free energy advice service launches in South Holland

This spring, the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is launching a new energy advice service, available for residents within the South Holland area. The...> MORE

‘Show the Love’ for Peterborough’s environment

  As a member of the national Climate Coalition, the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is supporting the ‘Show the Love’...> MORE

Chance to quiz Mayoral candidates on their environmental views and policies

Local residents are being offered the chance to quiz the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral candidates on their environmental views and policies at a special event, held...> MORE

Peterborough residents can pick up a free tree this March!

This March, the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is getting involved with Disability Awareness Month, by having a stand in Serpentine Green on Tuesday 21st...> MORE

PECT teams up with Anglian Water to help residents save water and money

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has teamed up with Anglian Water to help local residents save water and money.  The PECT team is going door-to-door in the...> MORE

Don’t miss your chance for a free energy advice visit!

Want to cut costs on your energy bills? Not sure where you could be saving money? If you are a resident of South Holland, now is your last chance to receive a free home energy...> MORE

Schools to connect with nature through Wildlife Corridors

The charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is launching a new project, Wildlife Corridors, which looks to engage with pupils to help increase the diversity of green...> MORE

PECT wants to hear your views on the Green Wheel!

Have you ever used the Green Wheel? Do you regularly walk or cycle along it? What do you think could be done to improve and enhance it? PECT, the city’s environmental...> MORE

Don’t miss the drop-in travel planning session this week!

Transport accounts for more than a quarter of UK greenhouse gas emissions and is a significant contributor to harmful air pollution in cities, according to UK Government...> MORE

See a new exhibition at Westraven Big Local Cafe

You are invited to the Private View of Conversational Placemats Exhibition at Westraven Community Café Hampton Court PE3 7LD Peterborough 23rd August 2017 at...> MORE

Share pictures of Peterborough’s iconic trees!

Do you love trees? Do you have a particular favourite in Peterborough? Is there a story attached to it that you’d like to tell? This August, the charity PECT is launching...> MORE

Can you go Zero Waste this September?

Are you curious about the amount of waste your organisation produces? Interested in becoming greener? Take the ‘Zero Waste Challenge’ this September to see how you...> MORE

Join Forest for Peterborough as it plants its 100,000th tree in the city!

The environmental charity PECT is leading the way nationally with its innovative, locally-focused tree-planting project: Forest for Peterborough. PECT launched Forest for...> MORE