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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.

Keep Warm Stay Well

Being cold can have an immense impact on someone’s life; a warm home is crucial for keeping people healthy but unfortunately some Hertfordshire residents struggle to stay warm in their home.

Homes which are properly insulated with cavity or solid wall and also loft insulation are cheaper and easier to heat and stay warm longer. Even simple energy efficiency measures such as draught proofing and radiator reflectors can make a difference.  

Ideally older people, those with very young children and those in poor health are recommended to heat their living room to 21°C during the day and the bedroom to 18°C at night, however anxiety about fuel bills can often deter people from doing this.  

The Herts Healthy Homes partnership can be a lifeline for these people. Last winter, Herts Healthy Homes supported thousands of residents and helped them to stay warm  and well in their homes.  

Working with the 10 district councils, the NHS and key voluntary organisations, Hertfordshire County Council puts in place a number of measures each winter to help vulnerable people and those on low incomes.  These include:  

  • Home visits to give advice and practical support to help you stay warm, well and active
  • Small repairs like broken windows and badly fitted carpets
  • Advice on paying your bills and budgeting including grants to help pay fuel bills and make home repairs
  • Draught proofing / emergency heaters
  • Fire safety and home security checks

 

If you, or someone you know, needs help to keep their home warm this winter call HertsHelp 0300 123 4044 (local rate)   Email: info@hertshelp.net 

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?

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.
In 2007 the pope donated the Vatican Climate Forest in Hungary, in an attempt to offset CO2 emissions from the Vatican City.
A third of the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions are food-related.

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