eNewsletter September 2017

Peterborough Environment Capital

Over 200 Peterborough organisations join forces to cut waste!

Over 200 organisations in Peterborough are now part of the online sharing community that is cutting waste in the city and offering underutilised resources to charities, community groups and schools.

Businesses using the online platform, Share Peterborough, include Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough Greyhounds Stadium, IKEA and Anglian Water, to name a few. The innovative site is managed in partnership by Peterborough City Council and Opportunity Peterborough. The free platform connects local organisations, providing an easy and convenient way to get rid of things that are no longer needed. Share Peterborough can also be used to share and swap skills, equipment and facilities.

Share Peterborough aims to help the city make the most of all the resources that we have locally available, working towards Peterborough’s ambition to ensure we are living within the resources of one planet. Keeping items in use is not only good for the planet, but also good for our economy, local communities and charities.

Peterborough City Council recently donated a number of desk fans to the in-patient unit at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Judith Wojtowicz, Thorpe Hall Volunteer Ambassador, said: “the desk fans are invaluable to patients on hot summer days.”

If you have an old office chair, a spare meeting room or a free hour you could use to volunteer at a local charity – why not put these on Share Peterborough and you could make a real difference in your community?  

Share Peterborough is free to join and use, register your business today at www.sharepeterborough.com 

For further questions please email Katie.thomas@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk


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