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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.

Keeping Warm

You can save money by insulating your home with a few low cost simple measures. Insulation helps keep your home comfortable all year round; keeping heat within a building during winter and also slowing the flow of heat into the building in summer.

Whilst a new boiler will help you heat your home, if you don’t have good insulation then the heat will keep escaping.   Did you know that lofts should have 270mm (just under 1ft) of insulation?This could save you up to £140 a year on your heating bills.

External walls account for about a third  of the heat lost from the average house. If you have cavity walls that aren’t insulated you could be wasting £160 a year more than you need to to  heat your home.  

Many insulation measures are quick and easy to install and there are various grants and schemes available to help with the cost. Contact your gas or electricity company  today to see if you qualify for free insulation or visit our insulation pages for more information on energy saving.  

There are also specific schemes available for vulnerable households in Hertfordshire – for more information contact Herts Healthy Homes via Herts Help on 0300 123 4044. 

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?

The average green burial costs between £200 to £1,200.
The World Health Organisation states that noise levels greater than 30dB LA eq in rooms induced sleep disturbance.
Due to the energy intensity of greenhouses, one study found that importing roses to the UK from Kenya is six times less greenhouse gas intensive than the Dutch, even though the former are air-freighted.

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