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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.

Be wise with your water

Hertfordshire is one of the driest regions in the country and also one of the biggest users of water in the country.  Saving water is important but even more so at the moment as, since July 2016, our region has received just over half of the normal rainfall that we would usually expect.

Due to the low rainfall many rivers have seen flows decrease.

Ground water sources have also been affected by the low rainfall and are below average, this is where 60% of the water supplied to homes and businesses comes from. Affinity Water is encouraging its customers to save water to help preserve supplies and minimise the possibility of restrictions this summer.

Affinity Water are continually monitoring water resources offer advice and free water saving devices to help customers save water, energy and money or check out the GreenourHerts water pages.

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?

UK usage of lighting generates about 350kg of CO2 per year per household, or 150kg CO2 per person.
The first long distance roads in Europe (and England) were built by Imperial Rome for their legions. The roads have been used ever since.
UK households are now spending nearly £1.7 billion a year powering computers, printers and other home IT equipment.

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