Peterborough Environment Week (PEW) is a popular celebration of our
local environment involving a range of activities and demonstrations
aimed at the widest possible audience. Events ranging from walks and
talks to fossil hunts, nature reserve open days and environmental art
shows. One of the highlights is a festival in Cathedral Square.
This year PEW starts on June 1st, 2002
with a carnival moving through the City Centre and a free festival in
Cathedral Square. This is a bank holiday weekend and a huge number of
people are already directly involved, so we are anticipating a large
The event is organised by Peterborough
Environment City Trust (PECT) who hope local businesses will benefit
from the influx of people to the City Centre. Companies can also get
involved with PEW activities giving them a distinct advantage showing
a positive stance towards environmental issues. PECT are looking for
businesses interested in supporting this important local event.
This is the 10th year PEW has been run
and the 1st year that a carnival is to be included. The carnival is in
celebration of the International Rio Conference on the Environment
that began exactly 10 years ago. Making PEW 2002 the biggest and best
Maybe your company would be interested
in demonstrating how it cares for the environment? The success and
size of the event will be dependent on your physical and/or financial
support. We already have some fantastic ideas in the pipeline, so now
is a good time to get involved.
PEW can raise the profile of your
organisation, do some good for the environment and could be a good
chance for your employees to have some fun!
Any ideas, participation or donation
would be very appreciated. In return, your event and/or contribution
will be promoted through various advertisements and a widely
distributed programme. There are lots of ways to promote your business
using PEW events.
Here are a few ideas:
Organise a staff event....
a picnic to a nature reserve,
plant a tree,
give your company grounds a makeover
have a vegetarian or organic meal
give everyone energy efficient light bulbs
make a public display about your business & its environmental
design a poster or wear a t-shirt about your company' practices
enter into the carnival
Feel reassured that businesses that
have participated/contributed in previous years have found the
experience very rewarding. This year PEW organisers want to give
opportunities to businesses that have not participated previously.
This is based on the policy that the environment is not an issue for a
few, but is everyone's resource. Your input will be warmly received
and appreciated, so please get involved! Don't hesitate to contact
Neil Turner at PECT, contact details below.