A group of ordinary people

trying to make St Albans District

a more environmentally sustainable place to live.

What we do

Together, as ordinary people, we find positive and creative ways to act locally

across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

to raise awareness and address the challenges of climate change, live more sustainably, and move towards a low-carbon economy.

We are a member of the UK-wide Transition Network

The latest from SSA

Wednesday 25 November 7.30-9.00pm SADC Sustainability and Climate Crisis Strategy – how can we be involved? – with leader of the council Cllr Chris White, and other Climate Crisis Response Working Group members. Book here.

Borrow our Thermal Imaging Camera FREE to find out where heat leaks from your house – windows, doors, roofs… you’ll be amazed! Gives you a plan to reduce energy bills and SAVE ENERGY

#Save10aday Did you know St Albans District residents’ use 10 litres of water MORE than UK daily average? Help reduce water taken from the River Ver. Find out more on how to #Save10aday here

Festive Streets! We’re sure you’ve heard about this great new way of celebrating over winter – working with your neighbours to create a fabulous street, or colleagues in your shop or office? Read on..

Discover St Albans Solar Streets a new initiative to help you get 25% discounted solar panels

Read Why green groups need to be black and white by local young black climate activist Zain Kwabi-Gibson

Read: The Road to Resilience….“In our efforts to keep global warming under 1.5oC, we must face some uncomfortable truths….”

Looking to reduce your plastic use? Find out how with our recent guest blog series on reducing plastic in the kitchen, bathroom, food shopping, snacks and drinks, desks and gifts.

Events

Alongside our annual #SustFest, we host a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Projects

From campaigning for the Council to declare a climate emergency to setting up regular ‘Playing Out’ streets, we’re involved in multiple local projects.

Resources

Our wide range of resources can help you make the next step in reducing your carbon footprint.

St Albans’ annual Sustainability Festival

100+ events across the district

12,000 visitors

100+ local groups

1 major market takeover

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Explore more:

Sustainable Lockdown A-Z

A comprehensive list of sustainable activities to do during lockdown.

Declaring a climate emergency

Read the latest developments since the Council declared a climate emergency.

Ideas for sustainable schools

A one-stop shop for schools seeking educational resources and practical advice.

Our Planet Our Future events

Bi-monthly events in Harpenden on topics relating to sustainability – currently online.

Reduce your plastic use

Learn more about what you can do to tackle the local and global problems of plastic pollution and waste.

Playing out

Learn more about closing your street on a regular basis to allow children to play outside again.

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