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Welcome to Green Our Herts

Our climate is changing but we can have a big effect by making small improvements which can also help us to save money and improve our lives. This site aims to make it easier by bringing together information on how we could reduce our impact on the environment and adapt to our changing climate.

New Term Travel

In the rush of the new school year, especially when starting a new school, it is easy to take the quick option of jumping in the car but try not to make this a habit. 

Use our Transport link at the top of the page to check out safe walking or cycle routes and you could save the high cost of a short car journey and the hassle of the congestion, stress of parking and get fit too. Hertfordshire has some great cycle ways such as the Ebury Way between Watford and Rickmansworth (pictured below).

Some areas have walking buses which are a safe and fun way to enable groups of children to walk to school together accompanied by trained adult volunteers.

If you are travelling further to a secondary school or on to work after the school run, then check out local buses and trains.

Even if you only travel sustainably once a week you could save up to 20% on your petrol or diesel costs.

 

How Green is Your Home?

Almost anything we do has some kind of an impact on the environment. Unfortunately most of our actions have harsher effects than we realise.

In order to lessen these effects we have researched many subjects (e.g. transport, energy and outdoor recreation) related to everyday life. From this research we have compiled the most relevant and interesting information and presented it all under one roof. To make the browsing of our website even easier we have designed an interactive house summarising the main points.

Click here to explore the greener way of living.

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Did You Know?

Conventional boilers produce about 60% of all domestic CO2 emissions.
The manufacture of the average computer and monitor burns up 240 kg of fossil fuel, 20 kg of chemicals and 1.5 tonnes of water.
Non-organic, loose, 'classic' tomatoes have the lowest climate impact, while organic, on-the-vine specialist tomatoes have the highest, according to a study by Cranfield University.

Contact Us



Green Our Herts website is owned and managed by Three Rivers District Council and provides information on behalf of the Hertfordshire Sustainability Forum. For more information Contact us:.

Green Our Herts
Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House
Northway, Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire, WD3 1RL

01923 776611
info@greenourherts.org.uk