Greener Together

Welcome to Greener Together for Chorleywood. Climate change is a huge issue, some would say the biggest problem in the world. Whilst these issues may seem daunting, with a feeling of “where do we start” or “how on earth can one person or family solve it”, we hope that Greener Together can help. It will be here on our website where we will provide tips on what you can do NOW to help the Climate. There will be links on Climate Change and Sustainability Strategies from our Three Rivers District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Chorleywood Parish Council as well as Government schemes. Look for handy hints on saving our precious natural resources and interesting (and frightening) information on things we probably already know, but are not putting into practice.

As a community we can prove that little steps to save our resources will help our current climate. We are in this together, so let’s get Greener Together!

Did you know?

No Mow May

To help the pollinators and other wildlife, please consider trying No Mow May. Don’t mow to allow the wildflowers in your lawn grow up to bloom and provide pollen, nectar and shelter for insects and other wildlife. You can ‘no mow’ your whole lawn or just part of it....

Bug Villa

An article by Ray Krystofiak "A few months ago, I was finding spiders around our flat, ants in our borders, wild bees and wasps near our roof and beetles queuing up on our patio attempting to invade our living space. Why was this happening on an ever-increasing scale...

A bit about Energy Costs

If you pay for your energy by direct debit and you are no longer in a FIXED deal, the unit rates from 1 April 2023 will be: Average 33.2p/kWh of electricity (slight decrease from 34p) Average 10.3/kWh of gas (no change) From 1 April 2023, average annual washing...

Did you know …

China is the world’s top polluter emitting 10,357 metric tons of carbon dioxide, followed by the United States, India, Russia and Japan. Mpumalanga province in South Africa has the highest levels of air pollution in the world, in terms of nitrogen dioxide levels, due...

A guide to greening your home

Renovating your home can be the perfect time to incorporate changes to reduce your energy and water use, and enhance its value to nature. This guide contains an array of changes that residents can make to help their homes work with nature and become more economical,...

Why water efficiency matters

Extract from The Energy Saving Trust (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk) August 2019. In the UK, it’s easy to take for granted that water will flow out of the tap when you turn it on, now and into the future. But are things really that simple? There’s a blunt phrase...

Saving energy at home can reduce carbon emissions

The Energy Saving Trust (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk) estimates that heating water makes up around 20% of the average heating bill Reducing your hot water usage is great for the planet too. In 2020, the average UK household emitted 2,690kg of CO2 by warming water and...

Water Saving Tips

Did you know that although 70 percent of planet Earth is covered with water, only 1 percent of it is available for human consumption? Here are some tips to help save water.