Environment and sustainability
These webpages are about local health, safety and environmental matters. The Environmental Services section provides information on things like air quality, pollution and pests. The Sustainability section provides information on topics like climate change, energy efficiency, renewable technology and green travel. You can find out what we are doing to reduce impacts across the District and what you can do to play your part.
Environment and sustainability news
Plans to tackle climate change in St Albans District have made “good progress” but there is still much work to do.
A substantial grant has been obtained to conduct research into how people can be better informed about efforts to reduce carbon emissions in St Albans District.
We publish a quarterly sustainability newsletter to keep you informed of local initiatives, campaigns and events relating to environmental sustainability.
The two MPs serving St Albans District have been asked to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.
A review of pest control charges has been carried out by St Albans City and District Council (SADC).
Fast charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at a St Albans car park to help motorists switch from fossil fuels.
Councillors have proposed a number of actions in a bid to reduce harmful emissions associated with London Luton Airport and halt its further expansion.
The annual Schools in Bloom contest for St Albans District was able to go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic with the winners having now been chosen.
The ownership of Rothamsted Park is scheduled to be transferred to Harpenden Town Council (HTC) in January next year.
Residents in St Albans District concerned about air pollution levels are urged to sign up to a free alerts service.
A national campaign aimed at creating more locally generated renewable electricity is being supported by St Albans City and District Council.
More than 100 actions are to be taken to tackle the climate emergency and make St Albans District carbon neutral by the end of the decade.
Residents in St Albans District are encouraged to apply for grants to plant trees in their neighbourhood.
Work to level an events area in Harpenden’s Rothamsted Park with spoil from the nearby leisure centre development has begun.
A path through an ancient woodland in St Albans District has been surfaced to create an all-weather trail.
A major tree planting programme for the St Albans District is to be developed – with residents and community groups being asked to help out.