About Sustainable Cottenham

Sustainable Cottenham is a volunteer group of residents linked, as a Working Group, to Cottenham Parish Council. Cottenham is a large village just north of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Our vision for Cottenham is for people to be inspired to make changes to lifestyles and practices in order to improve the sustainability of the village.

For more on our aims and objectives see ‘What we are working towards‘.

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

  • litter picks – to boost pride in our community and reduce environmental pollution
  • cycle path maintenance – to encourage cycling and improve safety
  • thermal imaging surveys – to help residents understand whether their house insulation could be improved
  • yard sales – to enable reuse of unwanted items
  • plastic free initiatives – to eliminate unnecessary single use plastics
  • 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 enhanced e.g. by means of Time Banking

How can you get involved?

  • find out about joining us and making a difference in Cottenham. The more of us there are, the more we can achieve. Contact Chris Ward on +44 (0)1954 251813 chris@sustainablecottenham.org.uk
  • or help at our events e.g. litter picks and cycle path clearance – see our Facebook page and other Cottenham social media for details of our next events.