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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.

Hertfordshire Warmer Homes

In the cold winter months it’s good to know that for those needing extra help to stay warm there is help available.  

The ice, snow and frost in winter bring lots of challenges, but for some there are very real concerns about the costs of heating our homes.  

The World Health Organisation recommends that safe indoor temperatures for older people, young children and those with a long-term health condition is 21°C (70°F) during the day and 18°C (64°F) at night.  

The Hertfordshire Warmer Homes scheme is here to help.  Run in partnership by Hertfordshire County Council and the district and borough councils, the 

For more information about the scheme and other support staying warm, contact HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044 (local rate) or info@hertshelp.netscheme can provide free or discounted household improvements such as insulation that will make your home easier and cheaper to heat.  

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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How green is your home? Explore our interactive house for money saving tips and suggestions.
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Did You Know?

Men and women spend about the same amount of time in the shower: men take seven minutes on average while women take 7.6 minutes.
Over recent years, a vast range of sensitive native species have declined including, wild otter Lutra lutra which became extinct in Hertfordshire in the late 1970s (although re-introduced in 1991/92). Other examples include the chalkhill blue butterfly Po
If everyone buying a new inkjet printer in the UK were to buy an Energy Saving Recommended one, they would save over £1.2million a year on their electricity bills, and nearly 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to taking over 2,000

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