forest for peterborough

In 1992 Peterborough was made one of four UK Environment Cities. Since this time Peterborough has worked hard to improve its environmental credentials and is committed to creating the UK’s Environment Capital.


Did you know...?


  • Peterborough has over 350 environmental businesses in the city.
  • Peterborough has one of the highest ratios of green space per person in the UK.
  • Peterborough is ranked 2nd in England for its percentage number of Eco Schools. 
  • Peterborough has the largest development of zero carbon homes.


Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is working with Greater Peterborough Partnership, Peterborough City Council, Opportunity Peterborough and many other partners towards this aspiration.

For Peterborough, becoming the UK’s Environment Capital will mean a city delivering truly sustainable growth, ensuring a cleaner, greener, healthier and more vibrant Peterborough for the future.

Success in Creating the UK’s Environment Capital will be directly related to the support and actions of every resident, business and organisation in the city. The greater the support the sooner we will reach our goal. It’s down to all of us.