About us

Discover more about us and why we believe in making a difference

Who are we?

Welcome to PECT! We’re a charity that is helping to protect and enhance the environment. PECT was originally set up as ‘Peterborough Environment City Trust’ after Peterborough’s designation in 1992 as one of four UK Environment Cities, along with Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough.

What do we do?

Globally we are using more resources than the planet can renew each year. This means that we are emitting more carbon than the oceans and forests can absorb, we are catching more fish, felling more trees, harvesting more, and consuming more water than the Earth is able to produce in the same period.

Things urgently need to change in order to protect our natural environment and enjoy a better quality of life for ourselves, our families and future generations.

PECT aims to play a part in tackling these issues through delivering projects of local, regional and national significance. We work with communities, schools, businesses and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that make a real difference to the environment and people’s lives.

Our Mission

To protect and enhance the environment throughout Peterborough and beyond.

Our Vision

Sustainable Places.

By this, we mean that: the natural environment is healthy, communities are involved in their area, health and wellbeing is improved for all, resource use is responsible and doesn’t compromise the needs of others, now and into the future.



Our Values

People We have a strong and vibrant team who are committed to sustainability
Expertise We use knowledge and experience to design and deliver meaningful work with real impact
Change We create sustainable places that are better for people and the environment
Together We take collaborative action to create positive change

How we’re funded

PECT is a charity: we rely entirely on voluntary donations, grants from organisations, and income from delivering contracts to fund our vital work.

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Meet the Team

We believe in making a difference. PECT’s work is carried out by a passionate and enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. Find out more about us!
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Our History

Our charity has been carrying out environmental work in Peterborough and the whole of the UK for a quarter of a century. See just some of our highlights.
Discover our impact

Work for us

Interested in making change happen? Want to create lasting improvements for future generations? Take a look and see what roles we have available.
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Resources & Guides

Want to find out more about our work? Fancy learning some tips for environmental improvements at home? Browse our range of publications and resources.
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