This June, PECT is working with Cambridgeshire County Council as a community engagement partner on its solar projects. The environmental charity is keen to raise awareness about the importance of renewable energy and has launched a new art competition for children.
“We are looking for primary-aged children to create artworks that illustrate how important it is to save carbon and energy. Creativity is encouraged and we’d love to see everyone’s designs!” says PECT’s Environment Education Lead Heidi Latronico-Ferris.
She continues: “We all need to become smarter and more responsible with how we use precious natural resources, and this includes transitioning away from fossil fuels and onto cleaner forms of energy, such as from wind and sun.”
A prize of book tokens will be offered to the winning child and, along with two runners-up, their artwork will be shared online. Once you have created your artwork, just take a picture of it and email it to the PECT team at [email protected]. Please include your name, age, class name/year and school name. The closing date for competition entries is 1st June 2020.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s vision is to deliver net zero carbon emissions for the region by 2050. As part of this overarching strategy, the Council has already successfully developed a schools’ energy programme and invested £11million into schools from across the county. It has also built a 12 MW solar park at Triangle Farm, Soham, which generates clean energy and has delivered over £350,000 per annum to support Council services such as adult social care.
At the forefront of renewable energy investment, Cambridgeshire County Council is currently seeking permission to develop solar energy sites at North Angle Farm in Soham, on a disused landfill site in Stanground (Peterborough), and as part of a smart energy scheme at Babraham Park and Ride in Cambridge.
Sales of electricity and supporting the transition to electric vehicles would generate revenue to support the continued delivery of frontline services.
For further details on the proposed solar projects and to feedback with your thoughts, please email [email protected] or visit www.mlei.co.uk, where you will also find links to online surveys. To discover more about PECT visit www.pect.org.uk.