Climate change

Find out about climate change in Welwyn Hatfield.

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Looking after our local environment for our health and wellbeing

The possible local Climate Change implications for Welwyn Hatfield include heat, drought, flooding, impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, water supply, river quality, soil quality, agriculture, air pollution, pests, diseases and invasive species.

Our Healthy Hub seeks to engage our community on important local Climate Change issues by sharing the local opportunities for being actively involved and being well informed.


Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership (HCCSP)

The Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership (HCCSP) consists of all 10 districts and the county council, plus the Local Enterprise Partnership. HCCSP is a strategic group which acts as the lead partnership organisation for partners to collaborate and identify joint work programmes on environmental, climate change and wider sustainability issues.


Being Active

Welwyn Hatfield CVS Litter Pick a way to stay active (Litter picks are suspened during lockdown)

Litter pick

This activity offers physical and mental benefits through exercise. It can also be an opportunity to help others and make a difference, along with gaining some social interaction, which intern could help you to feel happier and healthier.   

4 of the 5 ways to wellbeing can be attained through getting out on your patch and picking up some rubbish! (check the current government Covid-19 guidelines before you take part ) 

CVS provide litter picking equipment and can suggest areas to pick.  They can also organise rubbish collections for larger litter picks. 

Exercise through walking is easily achieved with a purpose and goal for the activity.  Next you will be giving to others and able to feel proud of making a difference in your area.  It's also easy to be in the moment while enjoying the outdoors with a clear purpose.  Social contact is great for mental health so you could pair up with someone in your bubble or simply say hello to people you pass on your way.

So why not give litter picking a try?  Welwyn Hatfield CVS can provide you with the equipment you need for free. 

Please email c.horton@whcvs.org.uk to register your interest or find out more. 

Also check out Facebook.com/LoveWelwynHatfield to see how others have got on with their litter pick Click the link 


Keep Learning

Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding pastime. Part of the Welwyn Hatfield Climate Change Strategy is to create more bee hives on council land and more bee friendly areas to increase pollination.

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If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper, the best place to begin is by talking with beekeepers.

Herts Bees strongly suggest going along to one of our regular meetings at Croxley Green. This is a chance for you to meet highly experienced local bee keepers and get to know members who, like you, are new to the art and science of keeping bees. As a newcomer, you will be given the opportunity to see and handle bees. And have a cup of tea.Please note, all meetings are suspended during lockdown. Click the link to find out more or find out where to purchase some great local honey.


Being well informed

The Welwyn Hatfield Climate Change Strategy is still open for public consulation until the 29th of January 2021.Click the link to read the CC Strategy. If you would like to make comments on the CC Strategy please email climatechange@welhat.gov.uk 

See what Sustainable Hertfordshire have to say about Climate Change Click the link

The Terra Carta-Earth Charter - putting nature, people and the planet first

If you are familiar with the Magna Carta, the historic book that sets down the foundations for human rights. Then you might be interested to hear there is now a Terra Carta - or 'Earth charter'. The Terra Carta aims to help safeguard the planet by putting sustainability at the heart of business. Launched by the Prince of Wales, he is appealing to companies to sign up and "put nature, people and the planet at the heart of their business.

Click the link to read the Terra Carter