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 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:

– Upcoming Sustainable Market – Sunday 23rd August – organised in conjunction with St Albans BID – discover food, drink and lots of sustainable businesses from 12-5pm

Leave your car at home event on 14 Sept 2020

– Read Why Green Groups need to be Black and White by local young black climate activist Zain Kwabi-Gibson

– Looking to reduce your plastic use? Read our recent guest blog series on reducing plastic in the kitchenbathroomfood shoppingsnacks and drinksdesks and gifts

– Discover our Sustainable Lockdown A-Z full of activities for everyone


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


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


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

The latest from the blog:


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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