Massive thanks to our volunteers
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 email@example.com or visit the website at www.pect.org.uk. Carly Leonard,