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 Zero Carbon Communities funded project to encourage more climate friendly food choices – ways to shop, cook and eat for a more sustainable future.
  • partner with Cottenham Parish Council on their Climate and Ecological Emergency (declared in January 2023)
  • plastic free initiatives – to eliminate unnecessary single use plastics
  • litter picks – to reduce environmental pollution and boost pride in our community
  • nature recovery – fostering biodiversity and nature in Cottenham
  • 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 work with Cottenham Parish Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Zero Carbon Communities, and Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities . We are also grateful to Employee Volunteering for supplying volunteers to work on our Nature Recovery projects

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
  • fill in the membership form
  • help at our events e.g. litter picks and cycle path clearance