PeCAN's central mission is to help Petersfield and surrounding villages reduce their carbon emissions and protect nature, which we do by leading and supporting decarbonisation and nature projects in the community. Our community-led initiatives work to mitigate climate change and minimise biodiversity loss in a variety of ways, from supporting local wildlife and habitats, to schools outreach and awareness-raising events.

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If you have an idea you'd like to turn into a project, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

PeCAN's Projects

A Fruit Tree In Every Garden

A Fruit Tree In Every Garden

In the winter of 2020, you helped us to plant fruit 80 trees in gardens around Petersfield. This increased to more than 300 in 2021, to over 500 in 2022 and this year the fruit tree project is back due to popular demand, aiming to plant 800 trees and 2.5km of new hedging.

A Tree In Every Garden

Home Energy

Home Energy

Find out about saving energy in your home, grants you may be entitled to, home retrofit plans, case studies from local homeowners and our thermal imaging visits.

Home Energy

Our Countryside

Our Countryside

New countryside and farming schemes offer real hope by valuing natural capital, increasing biodiversity and rewarding regenerative farming practices. PeCAN will showcase what is being done.

Our Countryside

Pesticide-Free Petersfield

Pesticide-Free Petersfield

Pesticides and herbicides have been linked to declines in bees and pollinators, birds, mammals, earthworms and soil fertility. Find out more about Petersfield Town Council's pesticide policy.

Pesticide-Free Petersfield

Petersfield Eco Cafe

Petersfield Eco Cafe

Join us every Tuesday from 10am-midday in the Courtyard Room at Winton House on the High Street for a chance to meet and talk to others about the climate and nature and everything in between.

Petersfield Eco Cafe

Petersfield Eco Fair

Petersfield Eco Fair

This summer, in collaboration with Petersfield Town Council, we held the first of our biennial Eco Fairs! It was a celebration of earth-friendly living with around 1000 attendees. 

Petersfield Eco Fair

Petersfield's Gardens

Petersfield's Gardens

Through talks and workshops, we will show residents how they can make small, yet hugely beneficial changes to the way in which they garden their private plots of land. 

Petersfield's Gardens

Recycling Directory

Recycling Directory

In celebration of Recycle Week in October, we launched our new Petersfield Recycling Directory! Petersfield based recycling schemes that allow us to recycle items the council will not accept. 

Recycling Directory

Schools & Young People

Schools & Young People

Empowering young people to make planet-friendly choices & giving them the skills to amplify their voices in explaining those choices to those around them.

Schools & Young People

Swift Streets

Swift Streets

With small neighbourhood groups taking action we hope to help Petersfield cultivate a bigger scream of swifts (the collective term), and become a model within the National Park, for creating Swift Streets.

Swift Streets

Thermal Imaging Visits

Thermal Imaging Visits

How can you determine where heat is being lost in your home? We can help by identifying hot spots from the outside of your home or cold spots from inside your home using a thermal image camera.

Thermal Imaging Visits

Wildflower Verges

Wildflower Verges

Working with East Hampshire District Council, The Petersfield Society and Alton Climate Action Network, we are looking at ways to help the council manage Petersfield's verges better for nature.

Wildflower Verges