Who we are

Sustainable Cottenham is a volunteer group 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 aims 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.

  • 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 e.g. by means of Time Banking

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