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.
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St Albans City and District Council wins £300,000 grant for project to improve the environment
A groundbreaking project to tackle climate change in St Albans District has won a £300,000 grant from Innovate UK to fund its work.
11,000 new trees planted across St Albans District over the last year
More than 11,000 new trees have been planted across St Albans District during the recent tree planting season.
Eco-friendly equipment now being used in St Albans District parks and open spaces
More eco-friendly equipment is being used to maintain parks and green spaces in St Albans District.
Thousands take part in countywide tree giveaway
News Release from Hertfordshire County Council: Over 4,000 people have taken up the offer of free trees as part of Our Tree Our Future scheme which will see a minimum of 100,000 tr
Telephone hotline launched to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and cut bills
A new service to help St Albans District residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce bills has been launched.
Solar Together: scheme to cut emissions and reduce energy bills launched
A new scheme launched in St Albans District can help residents cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills.
Green Flag Awards celebrated at special event in St Albans
The award of more than 50 Green Flags to parks and open spaces throughout Hertfordshire was celebrated at an event in St Albans.
A new digital platform will reveal the environmental impact of proposed developments in St Albans
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, business consultancy Prōject (EU), and
Volunteers turn out in force for community tree planting events
Scores of volunteers turned out in force to help plant hundreds of trees at four areas in St Albans District.
Tree planting season launched – 3,000 target for St Albans District this year
Councillor Chris White has launched the tree planting season in St Albans District – with 3,000 new trees to be introduced this year.
Climate Change Action Plan – “good progress being made”
Plans to tackle climate change in St Albans District have made “good progress” but there is still much work to do.
Grant awarded for research into emissions issues
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.
The Autumn Edition of Sustainability News is now available
We publish a quarterly sustainability newsletter to keep you informed of local initiatives, campaigns and events relating to environmental sustainability.
MPs asked to support Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill
The two MPs serving St Albans District have been asked to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.
Pest control charges
A review of pest control charges has been carried out by St Albans City and District Council (SADC).
Charging points for electric vehicles installed at St Albans leisure centre
Fast charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at a St Albans car park to help motorists switch from fossil fuels.