Mas­sive thanks to our vol­un­teers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

This Au­gust, Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre be­came a hive of en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tiv­ity with the launch of the PECT Green Fes­ti­val. The event show­cased a huge range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, art­work, demon­stra­tions and games with the aim of en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal en­gage­ment with en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tives.

My name is Carly and I am the CEO of Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust (PECT), the char­ity who or­gan­ised the fes­ti­val.

It was fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple en­gag­ing with what was on of­fer at the Green Fes­ti­val this year.

We wanted to high­light some of the se­ri­ous and com­plex en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues we face in ways that were en­joy­able and that peo­ple could re­late to.

There is a huge op­por­tu­nity for us to col­lec­tively cre­ate change on crit­i­cal is­sues, such as cli­mate change and its wide reach­ing im­pli­ca­tions – lo­cally and glob­ally, both now and in the fu­ture–plus on is­sues such as in eq­uity, food and en­ergy se­cu­rity, bio­di­ver­sity and habi­tat loss. All of these is­sues need to be un­der­stood and acted upon if we want to cre­ate bet­ter places to live and a brighter fu­ture.

We re­ally hope that the range of top­ics and ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer helped peo­ple to see how they can get in­volved with en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues as a com­mu­nity and as in­di­vid­u­als. We hope too that the pos­i­tive ap­proach of the Fes­ti­val helped to bring out the ben­e­fits and that peo­ple will con­tinue to de­velop the in­ter­est and en­thu­si­asm they have al­ready shown.

I wanted to say an enor­mous thank you to our won­der­ful vol­un­teers, who­helped so much in the run-up to the Fes­ti­val and on the day it­self. Our vol­un­teers en­able us to make a dif­fer­ence, and – as a small, in­de­pen­dent char­ity – their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work re­ally do en­able us to widen our reach and achieve even more.

It’s re­ally im­por­tant for us to hear from peo­ple in Peter­bor­ough about what mat­ters to them. Please do get in touch with us to let us know your views or to get in­volved with vol­un­teer­ing. Email or visit the web­site at Carly Leonard,


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