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Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Solar Photovoltaic Panels

What are they? Solar photovoltaic cells (also called PV cells or panels) generate electricity through harnessing the energy of sunlight. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. They provide a green and renewable way of powering the...
Useful links

Useful links

SPEP (Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership) www.spep.net Eastern CRI (Eastern Carbon Reduction Initiative) www.easterncri.org Cambridge Carbon Footprint cambridgecarbonfootprint.org Waste Wood Collection cambridgewoodworks.org.uk 10:10 Initiative www.1010global.org
Waste Wood Collection Service

Waste Wood Collection Service

Cambridge Wood Works runs a waste wood and timber collection service covering Cambridge and the surrounding area, providing a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative collection service to skips for timber and wood waste, reusing and recycling...
10:10 Initiative

10:10 Initiative

10:10 is a global campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in a year – starting in 2010. Any person, family, business, school or other organization can cut 10% – and by working together we can make sure our actions count. To find out more, and sign...
Electricity Monitors

Electricity Monitors

We have 15 energy monitors (from SPEP)  that you can borrow to measure electricity use.  We can help you install these and when we collect them can discuss your findings and suggest measures that could cut your electricity costs.  To borrow one, contact...
Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

Energy Saving Light Bulbs A pack of two free energy saving light bulbs is available for Coton residents. If you would like a pack, contact Carolyn Postgate carolyn@clara.co.uk Spent energy saving light bulbs can be take to collection points at Sainsburys...
Powerdown Plugs

Powerdown Plugs

Powerdown Plugs We have a supply of free Powerdown plugs available for Coton residents. These plugs help you save time and energy. When you switch off your desktop computer, everything else connected to this plug is turned off at the same time. If you...
Wall and Loft Insulation

Wall and Loft Insulation

If you need more loft or wall insulation, register your interest with the Eastern Carbon Reduction Initiative online at www.easterncri.org or by email at admin@easterncri.org or by telephone on 0800 232 1677. Alternatively, contact the installer company,...
Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling

Since Coton has received its blue recycling bins, the best plan for recycling batteries is to put them in the small plastic envelope provided, and stick this to the outside of the blue bin under the handle. A new bag will be left inside the bin after...
eCoton Sustainable Coton

eCoton Sustainable Coton

eCoton – Sustainable Coton is a village group set up to work in partnership with the South Cambridgeshire Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP). This is a new initiative supporting Parish Councils to help their residents understand their own...
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