#SustFest19 events

click for programmeSat 11th May – Sat 1st June 2019 – 3 weeks of sustainability events across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages.  ” It’s our district – we love it! And we want to make it sustainable for generations to come”

Click here to download full programme pdf (8.6MB)


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ALL FOOD   / ART & EXHIBITIONS  / BIKE EVENTS / DISCOVER NATURE /  EATING OUT & COOKING / EVENINGS OUT /   FAMILY  /  FILMS  / GROW YOUR OWN FOOD / KIDS STUFF / LITTER PICKS /  OUTDOOR  / PLASTIC  /  RECYCLING  / SHOPPING  /  TALKS  /  TASTERS  / TOURS  WALKS /  ZERO WASTE


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SustFest19 Highlights

What’s it all about? SustFest is fun but serious too. Through choices we make in our everyday life we are destroying natural habitats, choking the oceans with plastic, decimating wildlife and causing devastating changes to the climate. The recent IPCC report said that humanity has 11 years to take emergency action to prevent disastrous global warming. We are all part of the problem so we all need to be  part of the solution. So, we hope you’ll take part in SustFest events. Have fun, get information about low carbon living, and – most importantly – be inspired to make changes and live more sustainably. Be a Climate Hero.

Market Takeover 19th May 2019 11am-5pmimage

Flagship #SustFest19 event! Stalls, music, food and activities all aimed at helping residents reduce their carbon footprint and adopt a low-carbon lifestyle.  St Albans Market. Click here to read all about Market Takeover

Events for all the Family

  • #TapChat events with Affinity WaterFamily
  • Community Sports Day in St Albans
  • Visit Herts County Show – including Herts Bees and FestiWool
  • Join a sustainable picnic at Veralamium Park – with Mama Bamboo
  • National Mills Weekend at Redbournbury Mill
  • Pre-schooler activities in Wheathampstead, Harpenden and St Albans
  • Meet Munch the Recycling lorry in Harpenden or St Albans centres
  • Go River Dipping
  • Story telling
  • Taster Adventure play and crafts Session with the Woodcraft Folk
  • Click here for all the SustFest19 Family Events

Sustainable Food to Eat or Grow

Zero Waste: Mend and Repair

Zero Waste: Tackling Plastic and Litter

Outdoor: Protecting Nature

  • Learn about helping survival of urban treesNature
  • Discover hedgehogs
  • Go on a bat walk
  • Discover bees and trees in woodland parks
  • Heron Watch
  • Look closer at the River Ver
  • Find out about a rare local butterfly
  • Hunt for marvellous mammals
  • Click here for all the SustFest19 Outdoor Events

Inspiring Talks

  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Learn about sustainable buildings with Aecom
  • Learn about sustainable infrastructure with AecomTalks
  • An evening with Jonathan Bartley, Green Party
  • Sustainability in Neighbourhood Plans
  • Healthy Streets with Caroline Russell, London Assembly
  • Sustainable Living
  • Green investment
  • Ecochurch talks
  • Wild medicines in Harpenden
  • Click here for all the SustFest19 Talks, Tasters, Tours and Exhibitions

Outdoor: Walks and Cycling

  • WalksGuided walk of Heartwood Forest with the Woodland Trust
  • Explore North and East Harpenden
  • Symondshyde ancient woodland
  • Tree Trail in St Albans Cathedral grounds
  • Greenwood Park, Chiswell Green
  • Lots of organised bike rides to choose fromCyclin
  • From a few miles to a whole day
  • Click here for all the SustFest19 Outdoor Events

Understanding Climate

Evenings Out

Click here to explore more information about #SustFest19.