Our Projects

Active Projects

Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge and Peterborough
The Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge & Peterborough programme (BEECP) aims to provide support and grants to small businesses to help catalyse investment in energy efficiency initiatives.
Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub
Small and medium sized businesses in Lincolnshire will be able to access free expert advice and grants to grow their business after a £4million cash injection into the county's Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub.
Cool Food
Food makes up around a fifth of our carbon footprint. So, by making small changes to your shopping and eating habits, you could make a big impact on the planet.
Creating Wildlife Corridors in Schools
PECT is working with schools to help increase the diversity of green spaces in built-up areas, in order to encourage wildlife to thrive.
Engagement Campaign
The charity PECT asked people in Peterborough what they liked about the local area and what change they wanted to see happen. Sustainable transport was named as the number one environmental concern for local residents.
Environmental Education
Peterborough’s award winning and bespoke Eco Framework supports environmental education in schools; encouraging over 35,000 students a year to think sustainably and collectively reduce their impact on the environment.
Forest for Peterborough
The city we live in - its environment, local communities and wildlife - would all benefit from increased tree coverage, so we're aiming to plant one tree for every person in Peterborough. How will you help our efforts?
Green Energy Switch
In 2006 we founded our subsidiary company PECT Consultancy Ltd (PCL), which has now become Green Energy Switch. Any profits made by Green Energy Switch are gifted back to PECT to help fund our vital work.
Green Guide
Sometimes it can be hard finding those environmental organisations to work with. We've put together a quick and handy green guide.
Green Wheel
The Green Wheel network of cycle routes provides over 45 miles of continuous sustainable routes around the city. It was one of the first large scale projects PECT delivered for Peterborough.
Growing Healthier Communities
We offer gardening workshops, teaching people how to grow and maintain herbs, salads and vegetables, and cookery skills workshops on how to plan and prepare inexpensive heart-healthy nutritious meals.
Healthy Schools: Food Smart
Working as part of a wider ‘Healthy Schools’ programme, PECT aims to create environments that support children and their families to improve their well-being, as well as understanding the importance of adopting healthy behaviours.
Hyperlocal Rainfall
Hyperlocal Rainfall is a brand new phone app that will help people to make informed decisions about travel and outdoor activity, by providing hyper-localised and accurate weather forecasts.
Investors in the Environment
Investors in the Environment (iiE) is an environmental accreditation scheme. It is designed to help organisations save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get promoted for their green credentials.
Kingfisher Court
PECT is delighted to be working with Cross Keys Homes to enhance the gardens and communal spaces located at Kingfisher Court, a care home for the elderly.
Nene Coppicing and Crafts
Nene Coppicing and Crafts is a voluntary group, dedicated to promoting heritage woodland skills, conservation and traditional crafts.
PECT turns 25!
2018 marks the year when PECT turns 25! Help us mark quarter of a century of environmental work by getting involved with our events and initiatives, which will be announced shortly.
Project Refill
The Refill campaign aims to reduce plastic waste and single-use plastic bottles by encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.
Walk Peterborough
Now there’s a free, easy and convenient solution to getting outdoors to suit everyone – with the new Walk Peterborough website, to explore the green spaces on your doorstep.
Warm Homes
Discover how we can help you to reduce your household carbon footprint and save on energy costs.
Waste Less, Save More
PECT has been chosen to be a Sainsbury’s ‘Discovery Community’ as part of the supermarket’s ‘Waste Less, Save More’ campaign, to carry out a variety of activities across the city to tackle food waste.
Werrington Brook Improvements
The Werrington Brook Improvements is a 5+ year programme looking at ways of holistically improving a sub-catchment of the River Welland. 
WestRaven Big Local
Fantastic evidence of local organisations and communities achieving great results by coming together in partnership can be seen at Hampton Court, in Westwood.
Westwood Orchard
The environmental charity PECT, through its project Forest for Peterborough, has teamed up with WestRaven Big Local garden to improve its planting and facilities for the benefit of local residents, wildlife and the environment.
Westwood Orchard
The environmental charity PECT, through its project Forest for Peterborough, has teamed up with WestRaven Big Local garden to improve its planting and facilities for the benefit of local residents, wildlife and the environment.
Wild Literacy
Wild Literacy is all about taking young children out into their natural environment to enhance their understanding of the wider world around them, and to develop the vocabulary needed to talk about their experiences.
Woods for Whittlesey
In 2018 PECT expanded its community projects and launched a new tree planting scheme called Woods for Whittlesey. The project aims to plant 5,000 trees in Whittlesey and its surrounding areas.

Archived Projects

Active Health
In spring 2017 PECT has launched a new project, Active Health, to help improve residents’ health and wellbeing in central Peterborough.
Energy Matters
Energy Matters offered Peterborough residents a FREE energy gift pack and tips on saving money and household energy.
Faith in the Environment
Faith in the Environment saw 200 local people from five different faith groups in Peterborough learn about climate change and how to reduce their impact on the environment.
Glinton and Peakirk Energy Community Interest Company
PECT worked together with the villages Glinton and Peakirk to help establish and constitute a Community Interest Company (CIC) focused on delivering Community Energy schemes.
Greeniversity
Greeniversity was a national green skill share initiative that gave people the opportunity to teach and learn everything from bee-keeping to bike maintenance through free sessions
Growing Communities
PECT has joined forces with Community First Peterborough on a new Growing Communities project transforming green spaces in the Gladstone area.
Hampton Travel
A joint initiative between the charities PECT and Sustrans, working alongside Travelchoice at Peterborough City Council has seen residents benefit from advice and support on sustainable travel.
Healthy Homes
The charity PECT helped residents in Peterborough and Fenland with their home energy efficiency with the project Healthy Homes.
Leicestershire Warm Homes
Warm Homes Leicestershire is a community based fuel poverty project that aims to help residents stay warm and healthy during the colder months.
Love Local
Love Local was a community engagement project that tackled health inequalities in Peterborough, in particular levels of obesity and associated chronic disease. It did this by addressing barriers to healthy eating.
Love Local in Schools
Our Love Local in Schools pilot project successfully delivered lessons on local food and healthy eating to over 600 pupils in Peterborough
Planet B
'Planet B', a Green Festival 2017 initiative, was organised in partnership with Metal and The Green Backyard, with funding from Arts Council England.
RiverCare
Keep Britain Tidy and Anglian Water funded 40 Rivercare groups across the region and PECT worked in collaboration to create four Rivercare Groups within Peterborough.
Skills for the Future
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Skills for the Future was a project that aimed to close the gap in in the heritage sector between employment opportunities and the skills needed to fill these roles.
SUSTAIN Lincolnshire
SUSTAIN Lincolnshire helped businesses across Lincolnshire save money and reduce their impact on the environment. This service was part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.
Victoria Park
PECT is delighted to be working with Ashford Borough Council to develop a £3.7m restoration and improvement project for Victoria Park and Watercress Field, Ashford.
Warm Homes Fenland
PECT can help to cut your household’s energy costs and carbon footprint this winter with a free advice service.
Winter Warmth Partnership
The Winter Warmth Partnership aimed to raise awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and wellbeing, and the services which can support vulnerable people in winter months.