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Saturday 21st April


photo 1FIVE MILES TO FABULOUS – WOMEN ONLY BIKE RIDE
South Herts Cyclists
Start and finish at Morrisons. 244 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL1 4SU. FREE!
Meet by the cycle stands. 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Women-only cycle ride – gentle pace. Out all morning, including a coffee stop.  Bring waterproofs. Only cancel if weather is icy or very windy. See website. www.southhertsctc.org.uk/Cycle/five-miles-to-fabulous


affinity waterwise stall 2TAPCHAT EVENT
Affinity Water
St Albans Market.
9.30am – 4.30pm. FREE!

Interactive stall with information on water saving – what kind of water saver are you? Free give-aways, quiz – come and talk to us about water-saving! www.affinitywater.co.uk


SaveButterfly WorldPeacockFROM PENGUINS TO POLLINATORS – THE NATURAL WORLD IN CRISIS
Save Butterfly World
Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
10am – 6.30pm.  £15

Day of talks by well known wildlife writers; Patrick Barkham, Dave Goulson, Peter Marren, Peter Fretwell (British Arctic Survey), and others. Light refreshments. www.savebutterflyworld.org


VerValleysaw.11.17HELP TO REVIVE THE MILL STREAM AT NEW BARNES MILL
Ver Valley Society
Opposite New Barnes Mill on Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2HA.
10am – 12 noon FREE!

Join our volunteers at New Barnes Mill. Help to revive the River Ver by working in and on its banks. You will need Wellingtons!  Event will go ahead even if it rains. Call 01582 794332. www.riverver.co.uk


photo 1BREEZE MELLOW YELLOWS – WOMEN ONLY BIKE RIDE
HSBC UK Breeze by British Cycling
St Albans Retail Park, Griffiths Way, St Albans AL1 2RJ.
10am – 1pm. FREE!

We are going to Hatfield House and back following an old railway link so there are no hills 🙂 We colour code rides to help you choose. Mellow Yellow rides are 10 – 15 miles and 7 – 8mph.  Women only. Full details when you book. Booking essential.  www.letsride.co.uk/rides/breeze-mellow-yellows-st-albans-1


Shaker Party_St Albans LibrarySHAKER PARTY – FOR TODDlERS
Harpenden Library
27 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU.
10.30am – 11.30am FREE! Donations welcome.

Help your toddler make a shaker and then play along with songs and rhymes! Please bring a single use plastic bottle you would otherwise throw away. (The library will have some too).  Book in person or phone 0300 1234049.

Donations welcome. 1 ticket is for one adult and one child limited to 30 children and their adults. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


The Sainst Players celebrate Charlie Walkers winnerHEALTH AND HERITAGE SAINTS STROLL
Saints City Trust
Junction of Belmont Hill and Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1RD.
11am – 12 noon.  FREE!

Join us for a health walk, encompassing some signi cant locations in the history of our beloved football club. Participants get reduced entry to match £12 (under 16s £1).  www.saintscitytrust.org.uk


SSAlbanStephenfoodEASY BREAD MAKING FOR ALL
SS Alban & Stephen RC Church
14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB.
11am – 2pm. FREE! Donations welcome.

Bread-making for beginners. No experience needed. All materials provided, bring a mixing bowl, apron & measuring jug if possible. Tea & biscuits.  Book: grabecki@hotmail.com up to Weds 18th April, 2018.  www.albanstephen.com


RSPBheronHERON WATCH 2018
RSPB St Albans
Corner of Verulamium Lake nearest to The Fighting Cocks public house AL3 4HG.
11am – 3pm. FREE!

Drop in to HeronWatch 2018 to use our telescopes and watch the nesting Grey Herons at Verulamium Lake.  It will go ahead even if it is raining. Call 07855 984735. ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans


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A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS STALL

Outside Nationwide, St Albans
11am – 1pm. FREE!

Come and talk to us about what we can do together to bring about a healthier and happier nuclear free world: CND local campaign.  www. stalbanscnd.wordpress.com


Our Planet Our Future logo square 27-11-06OUR PLANET OUR FUTURE: Talks to Inspire Action
Sustainable StAlbans Week
Rothamsted Conf. Centre, Harpenden AL5 2JQ.
1.30pm – 7pm. (Reception until 8.30pm). £15 – Concessions available.

Get informed, get inspired at the launch event of SustWeek18. Short inspirational talks on sustainable living, plus poetry and performances. Followed by reception with drinks and refreshments.  www.ourplanet2018.eventbrite.co.uk


tree landscapeSPIRITUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS WALK
Baha’i Faith
Quaker Meeting House, 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD.
1.30pm – 3pm. FREE!

Introduction, then a 10 minute walk with inspiration for expressing ideas with arts and crafts, to value yourself and the environment. Free light refreshments. www.hertfordshirebahai.org


89- Library-6357-Sandy-Springs-GeorgiaGRAND OPENING OF THE MILE HOUSE FIRST LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Mile House
Little Free Library 5 Mile House Lane, St Albans AL1 1TH.
2pm – 3pm. FREE!

Opening Ceremony of the first ‘Little Free Library’ in St Albans located on our front garden wall: ‘Take a book, return a book’. Bring a book to donate!  www.littlefreelibrary.org


ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY
RiversideEH allotmentsEast Harpenden Gardening Club (EHGC)
Riverside allotments, Harpenden AL5 4XT.
Drop in 2pm – 5pm. FREE!

Come and see what fun you can have with an allotment. Talk to plot holders, get growing tips, learn about the health benefits, enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Come and grow with us. Entrance near the junction of Coldharbour Lane and Station Road (by the bridge).  www.ehgc.org


jumble-sale-2012BRIC-A-BRAC SALE
Fleetville Community Centre
Royal Road, St Albans AL1 4LQ.
Drop in 2pm – 5pm. FREE!

The Friends of Fleetville Community Centre are running a bric-a-brac sale, recycling a good range of household items. All manner of exciting stuff, a cornucopia of interesting artefacts and a plethora of fascinating objects.  And, of course, tea and cakes….. or coffee and biscuits….. or whatever takes your fancy…..

More information via email info@fleetville.org.uk or call 01727 836843 www.fleetville.org.uk


The Sainst Players celebrate Charlie Walkers winnerHEALTHY AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES CAMPAIGN
St Albans City Football Club
Clarence Park Stadium, York Road, St Albans AL1 4PL
3pm – 4.45pm.

Come along to our final home match of the season – learn about our Healthy & Active Lifestyles campaign for children & young people.

For cheaper entry, collect a voucher from the Club office Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm, quoting Sustainable StAlbans.  www.stalbanscityfc.com

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Sunday 22nd April


SandridgeNormaslandphotoANCIENT WOODLAND TO THE PUDDING STONE WALK
Sandridge Parish Council
Meet at Heartwood car park Nearest postcode – AL4 9DQ.
10am – 12 noon. FREE!

Join us for a four mile walk on Nomansland, from Heartwood car park to the Puddingstone and back. Will go ahead unless torrential rain. If in doubt phone Neil on the day on 07733 326232.  www.sandridge-pc.gov.uk


beebutterflyhavenCREATE A BUTTERFLY HAVEN
CDA Herts
Community Garden
St Albans, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ (on same Lane as Earthworks).
Drop in 10am – 2.30pm. FREE!

Come and help create a mini butterfy and bee friendly space with wild flowers and shrubs. CDA Herts in partnership with FoodSmiles, HERTBEATS and St Albans Beekeepers.  Book: email office@cdaherts.org.uk  Contact: Kate Belinis on 07940 111047.   www.cdaherts.org.uk


30-SADC AllotmentALLOTMENT OPEN DAY
Cottonmill & Nunnery Allotment Association
Cottonmill Lane, (next to Sub Aqua Club), St Albans AL1 1HJ.
11am – 2.30pm. Tours on the hour. FREE!

Come and see what goes on down at the plots. Talk to plot holders about growing your own food – get ideas for your garden or find out how to get a plot for yourself.  Will go ahead in light rain. Contact number 07939 260980. www.stalbansallotments.co.uk


HERON RSPBHERONWATCH 2018
RSPB St Albans
Corner of Verulamium Lake nearest to The Fighting Cocks public house.
St Albans AL3 4HG.
11am – 3pm. FREE!

Drop in to HeronWatch 2018 to use our telescopes and watch the nesting Grey Herons at Verulamium Lake.  It will go ahead even if it is raining. Call 07855 984735. www2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans


Plastic Free PicnicPLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY PICNIC
Plastic Free St Albans and Highfield Park Trust
Highfield Park behind YMCA Gym, 59 Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0DB.
12pm – 2pm.  FREE!

We’re launching Plastic Free St Albans with a community picnic. Includes Story Tent for children. Everyone welcome – bring your own picnic using as little plastic as possible. If rainy check @plasticfreesta     www.plasticfreestalbans.org.uk


Dagnall St healthwalksCHURCH HEALTH WALK
Dagnall Street Baptist Church
Meet at public car park by St Peter’s Church, London Colney AL2 1QA.
1pm – 3pm.  FREE!

Join us for a health walk, encompassing some beautiful locations in the local area. Approx 3 mile walk, open to all. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  www.dsbc.org.uk


FSCauliflowerCOME AND GROW!
FoodSmiles St Albans
Incredible Edible Civic Centre Garden, St Albans AL1 3LD.
Drop in 1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Help sow and plant veggies-for-all in this community food garden. All welcome – no experience necessary.  If rainy, check @FoodSmilesStA or contact 07941 954530 on the day.  www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk


green-kitchenCOOK VEGAN! AN INTRODUCTION
the green kitchen veggie cafe
419 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XP.
4pm – 6pm. £2

Come along and learn how to cook some tasty plant based dishes. Meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free meals. Demonstration and tastings of sweet and savoury dishes.  Book in advance: 01727 753661.  www.the-green-kitchen.co.uk


OdysseyAPlasticOceanturtlePLASTIC OCEAN – FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The Odyssey Cinema
166 London Road, St Albans AL1 1PQ.
8pm – 10.15pm. £5 to £8.50

Launch event for Plastic Free St Albans. Described by David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time”. This ground-breaking documentary lays bare the astonishing extent of plastics in our oceans. Panel includes Emma Tyers, founder of St Albans #refusethestraw campaign talking about what we can do to help reduce plastic pollution.  Tel: 01727 453088.  www.odysseypictures.co.uk

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Monday 23rd April


RSPBwhitethroatMORNING WALK TO COLNE VALLEY AND BRICKET WOOD
RSPB St Albans
Meet outside ‘The Gate’, Station Road, Bricket Wood AL2 3PW. FREE! – but suggested voluntary donation of £1.
9.30 am – 12.30pm. Optional pub lunch after.

This walk takes in the confluence of the Colne and Ver rivers. We should see spring migrants and woodland birds. It will go ahead even if it is raining. Call 07512 704744.  www.rspbwalk2304.eventbrite.co.uk


HarpendenguidedwalkGUIDED WALK HARPENDEN COMMON
Harpenden Town Council in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Harpenden Common.
11am – 1pm.  FREE!

Learn about Harpenden Common, its wildlife, conservation approach, history and plans for the future. Booking essential. Walk should still go ahead unless weather is severe. Full details when booking.  www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on


BREwatford iparkINNOVATIONS IN NEW HOMES
BRE and Look! St Albans
BRE Watford, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX.
12.45pm – 3.30pm. FREE!

Insight from BRE’s Innovation Park into the latest sustainable home design and construction, and the value of community engagement. Self guided tour and talks from BRE and Look! St Albans. http://www.bregroup.com
http://www.ipark.bre.co.uk/contact-us


CAB
SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY

Citizens Advice
St Albans District The Hub, Civic Centre, St Peter Street,
St Albans AL1 3JE.
Drop in 1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Get information and advice from Citizen Advice on how to cut your energy bills.  http://www.castad.org.uk


BatfordSpringsAFTER SCHOOL SAFARI AT BATFORD SPRINGS NATURE RESERVE
Harpenden Town Council in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Batford Springs Nature Reserve.
4pm – 5.30pm.  FREE!

After school safari for children, walking around Batford Springs Nature Reserve.  Booking essential. Full details when booking. Walk should still go ahead unless weather is severe.  http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on


marlboroughchurchDEVELOPING AN ECO CHURCH
Marlborough Road Methodist Church
Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XQ.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

A sustainable environment is a central issue for many people of faith. This event explores what can be done to make our places of worship more environmentally friendly.  http://www.mrmc.org.uk

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Tuesday 24th April


Veolia_popupMEET MUNCH THE RECYCLING LORRY
Veolia UK Ltd
Concourse, High Street, Harpenden.
10am – 4pm.  FREE!

Munch the Lorry will be on tour – in Harpenden today – encouraging children and their parents to put the right thing in the right bin. Come and meet Munch! Get information on recycling.  http://www.veolia.co.uk


WoodlandTrustyoung-saplingsSUSTAINABLE TREES – BRICKET WOOD COMMON
St Albans City & District Council
Meet at Bricket Wood Station, Bricket Wood, St Albans AL2 3PQ.
10.30am – 12.30pm. FREE!

Bricket Wood Common has a wealth of woodland and wildlife. Join St Albans Council’s Trees and Landscape team to explore how these natural assets are cared for. Gentle 2 mile stroll.

In the event of bad weather the walk will be cancelled; the walk leader will be at the meeting point for information.


28056116_2023901871181503_4450916738128946769_nSTORY TENT AND TEA TIME TALES
Story Tent at Trestle
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive,
St Albans AL4 OJQ.
1.30pm – 2.30pm & 4pm – 5pm.  £6

A fun filled hour of interactive storytelling and craft with Kathryn Holt; telling a traditional tale: theme of reusing and passing skills from one generation to the next.  For idea of numbers, leave message on Story Tent at Trestle Facebook page or text 07758 667624.  http://www.trestle.org.uk/participate/classes-workshops/story-tent


community central greengrantspicv2GREEN GRANTS
Community Central St Albans
Community Central, Council Offices, St Peter Street, St Albans AL1 3JE.
4pm – 5.30pm.  FREE!

Find out where to get green grants for your environmental project – aimed at community groups, PTAs, schools, charities, social enterprises.  Book:  enquiries@communitycentral.org.uk   http://www.communitycentral.org.uk


TrinitymoneySUSTAINABLE MONEY: CLIMATE RISK AND INVESTMENT
Trinity United Reformed Church
Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
7.30pm – 9.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm. FREE!

Powerful insights into climate risk, green finance, and how money and fossil fuels intertwine. Expert speakers from CCLA, S&P Global and Christian Aid’s Big Shift campaign.  Parking is limited; station car park nearby (pay fee). http://www.trinitystalbans.org.uk


HMWTCLIMATE CHANGE AND BRITISH WILDLIFE
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Marshalswick Community Centre, 481 The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9TX.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE! Donations welcome.

A talk for adults exploring how climate change a ects some of our favourite wildlife. Featuring case studies of insects, amphibians, mammals and marine organisms. http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

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Wednesday 25th April


JoConnorholy-blue-1LIFE AND LAND IN VERULAMIUM PARK – GUIDED TOUR
John O’ Conner (GM) Ltd
St Michaels Car Park, Verulamium Park AL3 4SW.
10am – 12 noon
and 2pm – 4pm.   FREE!

Guided tour of Verulamium Park discussing Roman history, history of the park, flora, fauna, ecotones and bio-diversity. Rain? Wrap up or get wet! Walks will still go ahead. http://www.johnoconner.co.uk


HertsHelp logoHERTFORDSHIRE WARMER HOMES SCHEME
National Energy Foundation (together with HertsHelp)
St Albans Market.
9am – 4.30pm.  FREE!

You may be entitled to free/discounted home energy improvements at Hertfordshire Warmer Homes Scheme.  Talk to us or contact info@hertshelp.net or 0300 123 4044.  http://www.nef.org.uk


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TOUR OF THE AGRIVERT ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITY
Agrivert
North London AD, Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath AL4 0PG.
10.30am – 11.30pm.  FREE!

Discover what happens to your food waste after it is collected from the kerbside. Parking limited. Sturdy footwear advisable.  Call: 01727 819466.  Booking essential: sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk  http://www.touragrivert.eventbrite.co.uk/s=7223900


Harpenden WalkingReading Library_imageHARPENDEN LIBRARY WALKING READING GROUP  (under 3 miles)
Harpenden Library
27 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU.
10.30am – 12 noon. Donation £1

Gentle stroll round Rothamsted Park discussing ‘The 100 year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson.  Refreshments. Booking is essential. In person or phone: 0300 123 4049. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


Shaker Party_St Albans LibrarySHAKER PARTY – FOR TODDlERS
St Albans Library
The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3JQ.
10.30am – 11.30am FREE! Donations welcome.

Help your toddler make a shaker and then play along with songs and rhymes! Please bring a single use plastic bottle you would otherwise throw away. (The library will have some too).  Book in person or phone 0300 123404.

Donations welcome. 1 ticket is for one adult and one child limited to 30 children and their adults. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


28056116_2023901871181503_4450916738128946769_nSTORY TENT AND TEA TIME TALES
Story Tent at Trestle
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 OJQ.
10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm.  £6

A fun filled hour of interactive storytelling and craft with Kathryn Holt; telling a traditional tale: theme of reusing and passing skills from one generation to the next.  For idea of numbers, leave message on Story Tent at Trestle Facebook page or text 07758 667624. http://www.trestle.org.uk/participate/classes-workshops/story-tent


Asian HerbsOPEN HERB GARDEN – FOR ASIAN COOKING
Herts Asian Women’s Association
Habiba’s garden, CDA Community Gardens, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
11am – 2pm.  FREE!

We will show you what herbs to grow and how to use them in Asian dishes.  If it rains – wear suitable outdoor clothing.


ApsleyPaperMillPAPER MILL – FLAT AND WHITE AND GREEN ALL THROUGH
Frogmore Paper Mill
Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, HP3 9RY. Pay parking Durrants Hill Road car park HP3 9RG.
1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Recycling for over 100 years – see where paper from local schools gets recycled. Paper is fascinating. Join us: guest speakers, papermaking, mill tour. Learn about paper waste.  To book: email education@thepapertrail.org.uk or call 01442 234600.  http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk


EARthworksOPEN EVENING AND PROJECT LAUNCH WITH SEED AND SEEDLING SWAP
Earthworks, St Albans
Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
5.30pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Introducing our new project supporting communities and developing green spaces. Enjoy our gardens, seed/seedling swap, music and refreshments. http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk


mainCONNECTING TO NATURE THROUGH THE GREAT OUTDOORS – PANEL DISCUSSION
University of Hertfordshire
de Havilland Campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU.
6pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Expert speakers exploring the role of outdoor activities, from walking and food growing to outdoor learning, and how they can contribute to improved health and happiness.

https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2018/april/connecting-to-nature-in-the-great-outdoors


InterfaithFAITH: FRIEND OR FOE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Inter Faith St Albans
Board Room, Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill,
St Albans AL1 1HE.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Maintaining a sustainable environment is a faith issue. We will explore the who, what, why, when and how issues of working together on the impact of faith upon the environment.


greenhousingHOUSING FOR ALL – IS THERE A SUSTAINABLE WAY – TALK
St Albans & District Green Party
Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall, St Albans AL1 3XG.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

How can we ensure sustainable housing? A panel of expert speakers will outline the problems and some solutions. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.  http://www.sagreens.org.uk

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Thursday 26th April


28239007_2023919054513118_3885415282660869675_oST ALBANS – A SUSTAINABLE CITY
St Albans BID
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

Drop by at our marquee to find out how you can #lovelocal and support your City’s businesses to flourish sustainably. You may even pick up some discounts and money-saving tips too!

http://www.stalbansbid.com


affinitysquad.jpgEVERY DROP COUNTS – STALL
Affinity Water
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

As part of creating a more sustainable St Albans, Affinity Water will be along side St Albans BID promoting water efficiency and the new Refill St Albans Campaign.

http://www.affinitywater.co.uk


Veolia_popupMEET MUNCH THE RECYCLING LORRY
Veolia UK Ltd
St Peter’s Street – West side St Albans AL1 3JE.
10am – 4pm.  FREE!

Munch the Lorry will be on tour – today in St Albans, encouraging children and their parents to put the right thing in the right bin. Come and meet Munch!

http://www.veolia.co.uk


AECOMtalk,jpgTHE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
AECOM
AECOM House, Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3ER.
6pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Speakers (who live/work in St Albans): Geraint John (St Albans Civic Society), Nicola Gillen (AECOM) and Ant Wilson (AECOM) on architecture, building engineering and interior design for health, sustainability and well being.  Book: ant.wilson@aecom.com

http://www.aecom.com


woodcraft-folk-logoFREE WOODCRAFT FOLK – OUTDOOR TASTER SESSiON
St Albans District Woodcraft Folk
Nomansland Common – meet at Ferrers Lane Car Park AL4 8EJ.
6.15pm – 7.45pm.  FREE!

Come and play with the Woodcraft Folk -for children aged 6-9 and their families. All welcome. Arrive 6pm for 6.15pm start.  Email for info and to book your space. stalbanswoodcraftfolk@gmail.com

http://www.woodcraft-stalbans.org


Row of bicycles for rent in London, UKON THE RIGHT TRACK – TALK BY FORMER LIB DEM TRANSPORT MINISTER NORMAN BAKER
St Albans Liberal Democrats
Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XG.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Making transport affordable, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable. Former Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker talks on the revolution in transport systems. Norman was Managing Director of the solar-powered bus company ‘The Big Lemon’.

http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk/sustainable_stalbans_week

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Friday 27th April


28277291_2023928421178848_1664697287130432150_nBLAZING BLUES WOMEN ONLY BIKE RIDE
HSBC UK Breeze by British Cycling
Leave from Harpenden Cycles, Southdown, Harpenden AL5 1QQ.
10am – 2pm.  FREE!

We are heading along the lanes east of Harpenden, to a favourite chocolate shop! We colour code rides to help you choose. Blazing Blue rides are 20 – 30 miles and 9 – 11mph. Women only. Booking essential. Full details on booking.

http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/blazing-blue-does-sust-week


HertsWASecond handSUSTAINABLE SWISH – CLOTHES SWAP
Hertfordshire WasteAware Partnership
Premier Inn, 1 Adelaide Street, St Albans AL3 5BH.
Drop off: 11am – 12 noon. Swishing event: 1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Drop off clothes/accessories to swap 11am – 12 noon; get tokens for items donated; have a coffee/go shopping.  Swishing event runs between 1pm – 4pm.

http://www.bit.ly/2rrgCb9


woodcraft-folk-logoFREE WOODCRAFT FOLK OUTDOOR TASTER SESSiON
St Albans District Woodcraft Folk
Nomansland Common – meet at Ferrers Lane Car Park AL4 8EJ.
6.15pm – 7.45pm.  FREE!

Come and play with the Woodcraft Folk – for children and young people in groups aged 6 – 9, 10 – 12 and 13 – 15. Arrive 6pm for 6.15pm start. Email for info and to book your space: stalbanswoodcraftfolk@gmail.com

http://www.woodcraft-stalbans.org


28058475_2023932431178447_3926740786652763021_nSUSTAINABILITY THINKING BOX
Thinking Box
Trinity URC, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
7.30pm – 10pm.  £3 on the door; £2 concessions.

Global Sustainability Thinking Box – Join us to watch two short films, each followed by facilitated small group and plenary discussions. (max 60).

http://www.meetup.com/ThinkingBox/events/246833338


VerPoetsECO POETRY
Ver Poets
St Michael’s Parish Centre next to the church , St Michael’s Street, AL3.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

Reading poems on Sustainability themes, written by members or selected from anthologies. Please, if you wish, bring your own poem to read, or just come to enjoy some poetry.  All welcome.

http://www.verpoets.co.uk

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Saturday 28th April


28279233_2023935874511436_6419211945015839611_nFUN CYCLE RIDE TO STANBOROUGH LAKES AND BACK
South Herts Cyclists
Start/return from Morrisons, 244 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4SU.
Meet by the cycle stands. 10am – 1pm.  FREE!

Circular cycle ride stopping at Stanborough lakes for coffee and return to St Albans. Ride features the Alban Way and the Ayot Greenway. Between 20 – 25 miles. Adults only. Booking essential:  20 places available.

http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/fun-cycle-ride-to-stanborough-lakes-and-back


28378623_2023936617844695_7420632015664306282_nGRACEFUL GREENS WOMEN ONLY RIDE FOR SUSTAINABLE STALBANS WEEK
HSBC UK Breeze by British Cycling
The Hub Cafe, The High Street, Redbourn AL3 7LL.
10am – 2pm.  FREE!

Riding in a highly eco-friendly manner around the lovely lanes in the Gaddesden area with the usual delish coffee and cake stop to sustain us! 20 miles, at about 8 – 10 mph. Women Only.  Booking essential

http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/graceful-greens-ride-for-sustainable-st-albans-week


28337328_2023937704511253_7295967458381554504_oREPAIR AND UPCYCLING FAIR
St Luke’s Church
Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5QJ.
10am – 3pm.  FREE! (But charge for any parts used in the repair).

Bring bikes, clothes, jewellery: we’ll help repair them! Displays, quilt making, kid’s crafts, and homemade soup. Donate old furniture for repair/sale by Emmaus.

http://www.saint-lukes.co.uk


JessicaChivers litter pick_endCOMMUNITY LITTER PICK IN VERULAMIUM PARK
St Albans Conservative Association /Cllr. Chivers Verulamium Park.
10.30am – 11.30am.  FREE!

Community litter pick with Cllr. Jessica Chivers. Bags, gloves and pickers provided. Meet at the top of the causeway (stretch of cycleway/footpath leading from lake), along Roman wall to the King Harry Park entrance.

http://www.jessicachivers.yourcllr.com


HERON RSPBHERONWATCH 2018
RSPB St Albans
Corner of Verulamium Lake nearest to The Fighting Cocks public house AL3 4HG.
11am – 3pm.  FREE!

Drop in to HeronWatch 2018 to use our telescopes and watch the nesting Grey Herons at Verulamium Lake.  It will go ahead even if it is raining. Call 07855 984735.

ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans


woodlandtrustoakUNDERSTANDING CARBON CAPTURE BY NEW WOODLAND – GUIDED WALK
Woodland Trust
Meet in the main car park of Heartwood Forest, off the B651, north of Sandridge. Nearest postcode AL4 9DQ.
11.30am – 1pm.  £5

A 2 mile walk at Heartwood Forest, with waypoint stops to highlight the carbon emission and capture benefit of new woodland compared to agricultural land. Also looking at personal carbon footprint.

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events


JoConnorholy-blue-1WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION AT BRICKET WOOD COMMON
John O’ Conner (GM) Ltd
The Parish Centre, Station Road,
Bricket Wood AL2 2PJ.
12pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Interactive Walks and Displays. FREE Tea and Cake. Natural History Society Walk 12.30- 1.30. Butterfly Walk – 2-4pm For more info email faye.tuffnell@johnoconner.co.uk

 


28336532_2023941727844184_6546545294381192178_oOPEN DAY – ORGANIC FOOD GROWING CO-OPERATIVE
FoodSmiles St Albans
Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden AL5 2AY
1.30pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Free tour, tea and cakes. Meet members who join for organic produce, exercise, fresh air, new skills, social/community interaction.  It will go ahead unless torrential rain. 07813 047463.

http://www.FoodSmilesStAlbans.org.uk


WoodlandTrustbluebellwoodSPIRITUAL WALK WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS
Baha’i Faith
Friend’s Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD
2pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Introduction, then a 10 minute walk to find inspiration for expressing ideas with arts and crafts, to value yourself and the environment. Free light refreshments.

http://www.hertfordshirebahai.org


28238181_2023943744510649_6575093501071132240_oWILD ABOUT OUR COMMON
Colney Heath Parish Council
Colney Heath Village Hall,
83 High Street, Colney Heath, St Albans AL4 0NS.
2pm – 5pm.  FREE!

Activities, exhibitions, walks appreciating the landscape, history and wildlife of Colney Heath Common Local Nature Reserve.  Indoor and outdoor activities will go ahead whatever the weather (except flooding of River Colne!)

http://www.colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk/index.html


before-the-flood-1020x610BEFORE THE FLOOD FILM AND FEAST
St Paul’s Church, St Albans
Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.
7.30pm – 10pm.  £4

Come and watch ‘Before the Flood’ presented by National Geographic featuring Leonardo diCaprio and enjoy a sustainable supper while you watch.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-pauls-sustainability-group-16667031211

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Sunday 29th April


28238530_2024256924479331_5071662902084106912_oFAMILY FRIENDLY WALK
Sandridge Parish Council
Jersey Farm Woodland Park. (Meet at Woodland House).
10am – 12 noon.  FREE!

Springwise – An adventure in nature watching. Includes a visit to the beehives. To go ahead unless weather severe.  Helpful to let us know if you wish to attend – 01727 831871.

http://www.sandridge-pc.gov.uk


KN W H WKNOW HOW FESTIVAL
Sustainable StAlbans Week
Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, AL1 4LW
Drop in 10am – 4pm.  FREE!

A one-day festival of skills and info on how to live more sustainably. Electric cars to vegan food! Workshops, films, music kids activities, photo comp prizes.

http://www.sustainablestalbans.org/get-started/knowhow-festival


HERON RSPBHERONWATCH 2018
RSPB St Albans
Corner of Verulamium Lake nearest to The Fighting Cocks public house AL3 4HG.
11am – 3pm.  FREE!

Drop in to HeronWatch 2018 to use our telescopes and watch the nesting Grey Herons at Verulamium Lake.  It will go ahead even if it is raining. Call 07855 984735.

ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans


QuakerssaleSALE OF HOME PRODUCE, BOOKS AND RECYCLED GOODS
St Albans Quakers
The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD.
12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Home-made jams, chutneys, local honey, range of books and household items.

http://www.llquakers.org.uk/stalbans/web/


28235627_2024261277812229_2115880527104077150_oSOPWELL SECRETS WALK
Sopwell Residents Association
Starting from Sopwell Ruins, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2BY.
2.30pm – 4.30pm.  FREE!

Join us for a free guided walk of 3 miles around the green spaces of historic Sopwell. 4 yrs + Must be able to walk. Route goes over grass. If poor weather to check if the event will go ahead call: 01727 840779.

http://www.sopwell.org.uk

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ALL WEEK (21st – 29th April)


AylettsPlastic PotsPLASTIC POT AMNESTY/COFFEE GROUNDS GIVE-AWAY FOR COMPOSTING
Aylett Nurseries Ltd
North Orbital Road, St Albans AL2 1DH.
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Sat 8.30am – 5.00pm.
Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Bring unwanted plastic pots for recycling. Collect a bag of co ee grounds at Dahlia Coffee house – use it for compost, fertiliser, mulch or as a slug deterrent in your garden! FREE!

http://www.aylettnurseries.co.uk


19224803_444162975936618_4360145989360088480_nSUSTAINABLE FOOD WITH RECIPE BOOKLET
Box Local
Order by 12 noon Monday 23rd April. Delivered Thursday 26th April.  £14.

We are ordering our Sustainable box (of local veg, fruit, cheese and eggs) with a free ‘Know How’ recipe booklet and ingredients for one of the meals in the booklet.

http://www.boxlocalfood.co.uk/product/sustainable-box


BREwatford iparkSELF GUIDE TOUR OF BRE INNOVATION PARK
BRE
Watford Innovation Park Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX.
Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm.  FREE!

Visit a collection of test houses that showcase sustainable building, landscape designs and innovative low carbon materials and technologies.  Book: Tel 0333 321 8811 or email enquiries@bre.co.uk

http://www.ipark.bre.co.uk


28166705_2024265061145184_1807638711026947141_nCAFE ON THE CORNER’S ‘KEEPING IT LOCAL’ MENU
Camphill Village Trust – Café on the Corner
39 Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BJ.
Tues 10.30am – 4.30pm. Wed – Sat 9am – 4.30pm.

Week-long menu celebrating local produce from local people. Herbs, vegetables, fruits and eggs from our allotment project Seeds of Nurture. Pop in and try our delicious food!

http://www.cvt.org.uk


charliecoffeecups10% OFF OUR RANGE OF REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS
Charlie’s Coffee & Company
87 London Road, St Albans AL1 1LN.
Tues – Fri 11.30am – 4.30pm. Sat 8.30am – 12.30pm.

Visit Charlie’s Coffee Shop all week to see how she keeps her business as sustainable as possible. Present this programme to get 10% off her range of reusable coffee cups.

http://www.charliescoffeeandcompany.co.uk


DagnallStENJOY A FREE COOKIE WITH YOUR ORDER
Cross Street Centre Café
1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE.
Mon – Sat 10am – 2pm. (Not open Sunday).

Enjoy a free cookie all week with any order at this not-for-profit community café run by volunteers. All food produced on site.

http://www.dsbc.org.uk/about-us/cross-street-centre


28164648_2024274381144252_5709465303332511731_o#REFILL DISCOUNT – BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER
Eat Wholefoods
214c Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4LW.
Tues & Thurs 9.30am – 5pm. Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm.

10% discount on products bought from the warehouse when you bring your own container. Eat Wholefoods as part of your daily diet.

http://www.eatwholefoods.co.uk


Shop Local Logo AWSHOP LOCAL HARPENDEN – INDEPENDENT SHOPPING TRAIL
Harpenden Town Council & Shop Local – FREE!

Visit the shops on our Independent Shopping Trail, collect the stamps and be in with a chance to win a PRIZE DRAW of goodies!  Entries must be completed and sent to Harpenden Town Council by midnight on 30th April.

http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/shoplocal


28168101_2024282957810061_5330201680238239150_nCHILDREN’S BOOK SWAP
Harpenden Oxfam Books & Music Shop
5 Harding Parade, Station Rd. Harpenden AL5 4SW.
Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm. Sun 11am – 3pm.  FREE!

Exchange rather than buy new: donate a children’s book and take another away for free (max. 5 books).

http://www.oxfam.org.uk


28378108_2024285117809845_5393082096400987405_nSUSTAINABLE ACTIVITIES BOOKS DISPLAY
Oxfam Books & Music
8 – 10 Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BX.
Mon 9am – 4.30pm
Tues – Sat 9am – 5.30pm

Book display on sustainable activities e.g recycling, crafting. Sale of cards made from recycled books. We support Fair Trade products and recycle almost everything!

http://www.oxfam.org.uk


OxfamcoffeecupWAKE UP AND SMELL THE WASTE
Oxfam
11 Chequer Street, St Albans AL1 3YJ
9.00am – 5pm.  FREE!

No excuse for single use coffee cups! Come and view our window display and find out what happens to single use coffee cups and what we as consumers can do to change this.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk


photopicLIVING ST ALBANS PHOTOGRAPHY DISPLAY
The Courtyard Café
11 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR.
Tues – Sat 8.30am – 4.30pm.  FREE!

Enjoy great tasting home-made food and see some of the shortlisted entries for ‘Living St Albans’ Sustainable StAlbans Week children and young people’s photo competition.

http://www.courtyardcafestalbans.co.uk


8360385446_25f158f8b0_oRECYCLE PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOPS – WITH PLASTIC FREE ST ALBANS AND LUSH ST ALBANS
LUSH, Unit 2, The Maltings, St. Albans AL1 3HS.
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sun 11am – 5pm.  FREE!

Take your plastic milk bottle tops only (HDPE plastic) and drop off into the container inside the LUSH St Albans shop. LUSH sends these back to the factory for recycling. Also exchange 5 black LUSH pots for one free face mask.

http://www.lush.co.uk


tree landscapeSAVE OUR BLUEBELLS CAMPAIGN
Woodland Trust
Heartwood Forest.
Timeslots available. Volunteers must apply in advance.  FREE!

Volunteer at our bluebell woods in Heartwood Forest. Help visitors understand the importance of bluebells and how to prevent damage – hand out leaflets and talk to visitors. Contact: LouiseNeicho@woodlandtrust.org.uk

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk


80a87066-d4fb-4ada-8c00-e0b6e80eb1edHELP SOMEONE SEE WITH YOUR OLD GLASSES
20-20 Eyecare
20 Station Road, Harpenden AL5 4SE.
Tues – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 4.30pm.  FREE!

Bring in your old unwanted glasses and we will send them to be recycled by Vision Aid Overseas, a charity providing access to affordable eyecare in developing countries.

http://www.2020eyecare.co.uk

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