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Amanda Yorwerth talks all things environment with a focus on Hertfordshire

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United Kingdom

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Amanda Yorwerth talks all things environment with a focus on Hertfordshire

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English

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01727839926


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Schools benefit from air purifiers

7/8/2024
Matt Clark, Programme Manager for Air Quality at Hertfordshire County Council, explains how pupils in 31 schools in Hertfordshire will benefit from the installation of air purifiers and air quality monitors and how this will help raise awareness of the issues around air pollution and our understanding of air quality in schools. For more on ... Read more

Duration:00:17:13

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Swift help

7/1/2024
One of the delights of the English summer is to see those supreme aviators, swifts, once again in action above our heads. Sadly with our houses becoming a bit less ramshackle they are increasingly homeless and their numbers have halved since 1995. Last week was Swift Awareness Week, and in this week’s Environment Matters podcast ... Read more

Duration:00:17:04

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St Albans Environment Question Time Part 2

6/26/2024
In the second of 3 recordings, hear candidates from the Conservative, Green, Labour and LibDem parties answer questions from a live audience on environmental issues including greenbelt, sewage in rivers, food security and more. In the first part, hear the candidates introduce themselves and their environmental policies generally and face questions about their commitments to ... Read more

Duration:00:28:40

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St Albans Environment Question Time Part 1

6/26/2024
In the first of 3 recordings, hear candidates from the Conservative, Green, Labour and LibDem parties answer questions from a live audience on environmental issues including greenbelt, sewage in rivers, food security and more. In this first part, hear the candidates introduce themselves and their environmental policies generally and face questions about their commitments to ... Read more

Duration:00:18:11

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Sustainability at the Odyssey

6/25/2024
You might well have enjoyed an evening watching a film at the Odyssey, but perhaps what you didn’t know is the effort they are putting in to reducing the environmental impact of your evening out. In this Environment Matters podcast, front of house manager at the Odyssey, Bethany Nicholson, explains the not always simple journey ... Read more

Duration:00:17:01

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More Tree-mendous Trees

6/19/2024
For this week’s Environment Matters podcast, we rejoin Professor Brian Legg, to continue our tour of the Heartwood Arboretum, home to examples of all the trees native to the British Isles. We hear about a tree the holds up Venice and another that might have burnt down London, taking in the Roman’s ‘Tree of a ... Read more

Duration:00:17:14

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Tree-mendous Trees

6/9/2024
The Heartwood Arboretum is the brainchild of Professor Brian Legg, and, in this first of two podcasts, he takes us on a tour of the Arboretum with all its trees British Isles natives. From the Plymouth Pear – so rare that the Millennium Seed Bank had to provide the saplings, to the willows that provided ... Read more

Duration:00:17:17

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Climate solutions begin with our community

6/3/2024
The key to tackling the challenge of climate change lies in communities. So says Rupert Read, co founder of The Climate Majority Project. He joins Amanda Yorwerth in this week’s Environment Matters podcast, along with Jack Cooper of the Postcode Revolution, Joolz Thompson of Community Climate Action and Jessica Townsend of MP Watch. You’ll hear ... Read more

Duration:00:17:13

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Does helping the planet start with mental resilience?

5/28/2024
Of the many hurdles we need to overcome in order to tackle big, environmental problems, perhaps the biggest is our own mindset. Where do we get the bravery to face environmental problems that seem huge and scary? How do we learn about the problems the world is facing without feeling simply overwhelmed? And how do ... Read more

Duration:00:17:31

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Go on – go wild!

5/19/2024
It’s not often that we’re encouraged to go wild, but the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are once again inviting us to join 30 Days Wild, their 30 Day challenge to us to do a wild thing every day during the month of June. Wilder Communities Officer at the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Lea ... Read more

Duration:00:17:30

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Motivation and Support promised at the TEDx Climate Salon

5/13/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, eco-renovator, author, TEDx speaker and now social media sensation, Judith Leary-Joyce explains how unloading her dishwasher helped her spread the word about eco-renovation and invites you to join the TEDx St Albans Climate Salon. See Judith in action at TEDx St Albans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbN7sUauhWM Book your place in the TEDx Climate ... Read more

Duration:00:17:09

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Wheathamstead Wanders to Recycle More

5/7/2024
What’s a cross between Freecycle, a car boot sale and a nice walk with a cup of tea at the end? The inaugural Wheathamstead Recycling Wander. Cllr Anne Howie tells Amanda Yorwerth all about it in this week’s Environment Matters podcast. For more information, or to say that you would like to hold a stall ... Read more

Duration:00:17:01

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Innovation promises to save water around the country

4/30/2024
Ensuring that there’s enough water in Hertfordshire for future generations whilst protecting our rare chalk stream rivers is a huge challenge. In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, we hear about an innovative project by Affinity Water that could provide a blue print for reducing water use in new housing developments around the country.

Duration:00:17:01

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Rewiggling and more about the River Hiz

4/22/2024
This week we’re travelling further north in Hertfordshire to hear about another of our county’s precious chalk stream rivers, the River Hiz and its tributaries. In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, member of the River Hiz Conservation Group, Clare Gooden, talks about the unique geography of the river, some of its delights and how some ... Read more

Duration:00:17:15

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New Eco Hub for St Albans

4/15/2024
The brainchild of Tricia Gibbons, St Albans’ new eco hub, The Green House has just opened. In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, Amanda Yorwerth takes a tour with Tricia herself. Find out more about the Green House on their website or visit them above Jefferson Eco at 46, London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG

Duration:00:17:19

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The Big Bee Hotel Challenge

4/8/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, Professor Dave Goulson of Sussex University explains why he wants all of us to join in the Big Bee Hotel Challenge, and what you’ll need to do to take part. Join the Buzz Club and sign up for The Big Bee Hotel Experiment here https://www.thebuzzclub.uk/thebigbeehotelexperiment See Professor Goulson show you ... Read more

Duration:00:17:24

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Birds coming back from the brink

4/3/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Tim Hill talks about 2 incredible birds that the Trust has helped back from the brink. He covers awesome details about the fastest animal in the world, how Watford football club could be following in the steps of St Albans Cathedral and how ... Read more

Duration:00:17:15

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New Eco Shop Comes to St Albans

3/25/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, Amanda Yorwerth takes a tour or St Albans’ newest eco shop where access to all is key. Hear how to hire everything you need for a zero waste party, learn about fun craft courses for teens this Easter and even how you can stock up on crisps that are ... Read more

Duration:00:17:38

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Rediscovering the Colne

3/11/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, Watford Borough Council’s Cllr Ian Stotesbury explains about a 10 year project to revitalise the River Colne and our relationship with it. For more about the project including volunteer opportunities visit https://www.rivercolnewatford.co.uk/

Duration:00:17:31

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Crunch time for Broadwater Lake

3/4/2024
In this week’s Environment Matters podcast, Chloe Edwards, the Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust’s Director of Nature Recovery explains why the Trust is concerned about planning proposals for Broadwater Lake SSSI and gives an update on what’s happening now. To learn more about the situation at Broadwater Lake take a look here Plus Helen Nistala ... Read more

Duration:00:17:09