It has been a busy 20 years and we’ve loved seeing Peterborough grow and flourish. We have worked with extraordinary people from Peterborough’s communities, schools and businesses to make simple changes to our way of life that will result in a more self-sufficient city, making us healthier, happier and more prosperous.
Over the years we’ve developed Peterborough’s Green Wheel with 45 miles of cycle route across the city, helped businesses save over £3m by becoming more efficient with resources, planted over 40,000 new trees, insulated 25,000 lofts and cavities and worked with 92% of local schools to support the delivery of environmental education, and to help schools reduce their carbon footprint.
We’ve run campaigns to get people opting for reusable bags, HRH Prince Charles backed our scheme to give energy advice to thousands of local people, and we’ve run projects that have been adopted as a national blue-print to help residents live more sustainably.
All this has been possible thanks to the support and help we have received from local people, businesses as well as Peterborough City Council, schools, and the strong local network of environmental organisations.
In our 20th year we want to celebrate the great green strides that are helping to put Peterborough on the map as an exemplar city focussed on continuous improvement to be more sustainable. We also want to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported our work and Peterborough’s aspiration to become the UK’s Environment Capital.
Our vision remains the same – a sustainable Peterborough. Our work to achieve this vision, with our partner organisations, continues and as the city grows and changes, is more important than ever.
To celebrate we are running a number of projects...more details to come.
Here’s to the next 20 years! Get involved…
• Have fun and support us by volunteering for one of our projects
• Become a Company Member and help to share our projects and vision
• Keep in touch by signing up to our e-newsletter (Green tab can be found on the left hand side of this web page)
• Businesses - get accredited with iiE and find out how you can reduce your energy and save money
• Schools - Sign up to Environmental Education and become an Eco School
• Join in the fun and attend our events
• Dedicate a tree for the Forest for Peterborough