Climate Change

What you can do to help

Sustainable energy and water use

Sustainable travel

  • try to walk or cycle wherever possible
  • take public transport
  • try car sharing and find out more about low carbon travel
  • if you have to drive, make sure you drive efficiently to reduce carbon and your costs
  • consider buying or leasing or hiring an electric car, we now have many electric charging points in the borough
  • avoid flying as it produces 2.4% of all global CO2 emissions

Sustainable diet

  • try and reduce diary and meat consumption
  • buy local produce to reduce food miles, we have a regular farmer's market in Hatfield
  • reduce food waste and use your food waste caddy
  • make ethical food choices (Fair trade)

Sustainable purchasing and consumption

Resilience to climate change

  • adding insulation, fitting blinds and using a water butt can all help to make your home more resilient to climate change
  • take steps to make your home weather ready to cope with extreme conditions