Sustainable partners

Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership - The council is a partner of the partnership, which has members from Hertfordshire County Council, all local district and borough councils and the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The partnership aims to share information, coordinate and influence solutions, and bring forward proposals for interventions around climate change and sustainability across Hertfordshire.

Herts Waste PartnershipThe Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) was formed in 1992 bringing together the ten borough and district councils in their capacity as waste collection authorities and the county council as the waste disposal authority. It makes recommendations about the long-term development of waste services in pursuit of targets; objectives and principles.

Energy Saving Trust - £400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of Ecargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. Find out more, including the criteria and eligibility on their website.

Low Carbon Workspaces - provides financial support to help SMEs make energy efficiency changes to their premises or processes. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses to: improve the energy efficiency of their premises (e.g. LED lighting, heating upgrades), install a renewable energy system or purchase an electric vehicle.

2050 Pathways - The 2050 Calculator is an award-winning, user-friendly model that lets you create your own UK emissions reduction pathway, and see the impact using real scientific data. The Calculator helps everyone engage in the debate and lets Government make sure our planning is consistent with this long-term aim. You can try the challenge here.

Extinction Rebellion - Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

Herts reusable nappies - offers access to a greater selection of nappies and accessories, as well as an expanding range of eco-living products, all in one place. They also provide customer support and advice, so parents and carers can find all the information they need to choose the right reusable nappies and get the best use out of them. This includes online events, Q&As and support groups.

'Friends of' and other resident groups - There are a number of active local resident groups that help look after Watford parks: Friends of Cassiobury Park, Friends of Oxhey Park, Friends of Harebreaks Wood, Courtlands Residents Association (Goodwood Recreation Ground), Ridge Residents Association (North Watford Playing Fields), Watford Fields Residents Association and Watford Green Gym.

Oxhey Village Environment Group - OVEG (Oxhey Village Environment Group) is your local non-political, non-profit residents’ group run by volunteers since 1974, with one of their main objectives to maintain and improve the environment of, and services to the area.

Refill Scheme - Refill allows public places such as cafés, pubs, and restaurants, to register as Refill stations that will happily refill your bottle with free tap water. You can find your nearest Refill stations on-the-go by downloading the Refill app or keeping an eye out for Refill window stickers.

Random Cafe - They are a not for profit project community organisation that aims to reduce food waste and its huge environmental impact, campaign to make our food system fairer and more sustainable. All their food is eaten on a pay-as-you-feel (PAYF) basis, meaning customers can offer a financial donation to the project of what they feel a meal is worth, give whatever they can, or can recognise the value of a meal by donating their time, energy, skills and support.

Watford Three Rivers Friends of the Earth - the movement are looking to create a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food, now and for future generations. They campaign for change in their community, to make a difference to the environment locally, nationally and globally.

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