A group of ordinary people

trying to make St Albans District

a more environmentally sustainable place to live.

What we do

We are Sustainable St Albans charity. 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.

Sustainable St Albans is a member of the UK-wide Transition Network.

To donate to Sustainable St Albans please click here

Latest News

Thurs 23 June 8pm -9pm zoom: Living in a Passive House – online FREE event. Register here for online details Hear from Harpenden resident Linda about her experience of building a new house to Passivehaus standards – plus your questions! See more about Linda’s house on her blog here

Become a Climate Champion for Sustainable St Albans – We are currently building up a group of people who are comfortable to talk about climate change at local events and talks. Why not give it a go?

Read our latest blogs – Boost for cycling in St Albans…from food to renewables – 16 different ways for you to take action and reduce your carbon footprint – #CountUsIn

Count Us In – Click here to choose your steps to effective Climate Action – and take action with our local community. See resources to help here

Playing Out information sessions – Free online sessions in February, April and June all about how to apply to close your road up to 8 time sa year for play and community building. Click here to find out more.

Get involved with Sustainable St Albans as a volunteer. See opportunities here

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Thanks to grants from:

Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Sustainable St Albans received £18K from the Trust to help fund our new Community Engagement project.

St Albans District Council generously awarded us a grant to help fund our new Community Engagement project.


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

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

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

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Climate Action

Take 16 steps that make a difference with Count Us In. Download our Climate Action Card.

St Albans Solar Streets project,

St Albans Solar Streets

Learn about this local initiative to help you get 25% discounted solar panels. Read more >

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Monthly newsletter

View our archive and sign up for our monthly newsletter and occasional updates. Read more >

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Sustainable Lockdown A-Z

Not just for lockdown: list of sustainable activities to do. Read more >

St Albans District Sustainability and Climate Crisis Strategy

Declaring a climate emergency

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

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Ideas for sustainable schools

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

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Our Planet Our Future events

Bi-monthly events in Harpenden on topics relating to sustainability Read more >

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Reduce your plastic use

What you can do to tackle the local and global problems of plastic pollution and waste. Read more >

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Playing out

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

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