Who we are

Sustainable Cottenham is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity No 1188763) for the benefit of residents in Cottenham, a village located 6 miles north of Cambridge, UK.

Our aim is to encourage and help the residents and businesses of Cottenham to make changes to their lifestyles and practices in order to improve the sustainability of the village and so make it a greener, cleaner and a better place for current and future residents.

For more details of our structure and objectives see www.sustainablecottenham.org.uk/more-about-our-sustainability-objectives

We facilitate community projects which encourage more sustainable and healthy living e.g.

  • Eco Eats our festival of planet friendly food taking place in 2020
  • plastic free initiatives – to eliminate unnecessary single use plastics
  • litter picks – to reduce environmental pollution and boost pride in our community
  • cycle path maintenance – to encourage cycling and improve safety
  • we support our local repair café – to help extend the useful life of household goods
  • we are currently looking into ways in which social cohesion can be improved through Cottenham Connected and their Sunday Socials

We work with Cottenham Parish Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Sustainable Energy Partnership (SPEP), Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities and are looking into links with Terracycle.

How can you get involved?

  • contact chris@sustainablecottenham.org.uk  to find out about joining us and making a difference in Cottenham. The more of us there are, the more we can achieve
  • help at our events e.g. litter picks and cycle path clearance