Sustainability and Climate
Sustainability is about looking after the environment and people. It is about using resources carefully to ensure that all people, now and for generations to come, have the resources and a healthy environment they need, to have a high quality of life.
Our economy, social well-being and environment are interdependent and progress in one area must not compromise progress in another.
By making small changes to our lifestyle we can reduce our impacts, help the environment and support the green economy in ways which make things better for all of us.
Sustainability and climate news
Scores of volunteers turned out in force to help plant hundreds of trees at four areas in St Albans District.
Councillor Chris White has launched the tree planting season in St Albans District – with 3,000 new trees to be introduced this year.
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.