All Events 19 – 26 Nov

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Tuesday 22nd November

breakfastTues 22nd Nov:Sustainability Breakfast Briefing – How we can do more with less
‘Breakfast Briefing’ from AECOM to introduce people to sustainability issues facing businesses and local organisations. Learn about energy and water saving, sustainable transport and how to do more with less (breakfast provided). FREE. Book: Contact either or 8am – 10am AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER.

compostingtourTues 22nd Nov: Tour of the Agrivert Composting Site
Find out what happens to your food and garden waste after it is collected from your home. Presentation and tour. Adults and children over 10. Please wear sturdy footwear (trainers or wellies are both fine) and car-share where possible as parking is limited on both sites. FREE. Book your tickets at email or call 01727 819466. 10.30am – 12.30pm Start at Agrivert Ltd, South Mimms IVC Facility, Ridge,  Potters Bar EN6 3NA. SADC event.

storytentTues 22nd Nov: Storytelling and craft with a sustainability theme
Story Tent – A fun filled hour of storytelling and craft for children aged 2 to 5 and their carers. Imagine, play and create with a sustainability theme. £6 per child. No need to book  but text intention to come 07758 667624.1.30pm – 2.30pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

meetorganisersprintTues 22nd Nov: Meet the organisers: tea and talk in Harpenden
Drop-in to meet some of the volunteers behind Sustainable St Albans Week. Make suggestions, ask  questions, or learn about the wider work of Transition St Albans and Friends of the Earth. Stay for ten minutes or an hour. FREE. 2pm –  3pm The Lily Lounge, 69-71 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2SL.

forest-church-pic3-2016Tues 22nd Nov: Story-telling with an environment theme St Peter’s Churchyard. Myths and stories can  help us change the way we live. Join us at our story-telling circle and perhaps be inspired to make a personal pledge. FREE. The event will ake place in the Octagon at St Peter’s Church if the weather is very bad. 2pm – 3.30pm Churchyard of St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s  Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG. Forest Church at St Peter’s Church.

town-hall-dusk-cgiTues 22nd Nov: How we are incorporating sustainability into the new Town Hall development
Come along and find out about the features the  council is planning to incorporate into the new Town Hall development to improve sustainability. Please book your FREE ticket at: or email, or call 01727 819466. 7pm – 9pm Committee Room 2, St Albans City and District Council, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

rothamstedTues 22nd Nov: Innovation for sustainable
agriculture – have your say!
Join us at Rothamsted to discuss science innovation in agriculture. Have your say on distinct projects from within the Institute’s research strategy. A public dialogue will be  openly available post event. free . Book: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.

thermalimaging-jpg_largeTues 22nd Nov: Use our Thermal Imaging Camera to Reduce your Energy Bills – St Albans
Would you like to know where heat is leaking out of your house? Learn how to use our Thermal Imaging Camera. Book to borrow it FREE for a day. 8pm – 9pm Garden Room 2, St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP. FREE.

rspb-siskinTues 22nd Nov: Gardens with Wildlife in Mind
An entertaining, informative, illustrated talk on wildlife gardening with Tim Hill, Conservation Manager at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. free Book via Eventbrite or  8pm-10pm Iona House, St Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St Albans, AL3 4AW.

alunaTues 22nd Nov: Aluna – film
Greenpeace present..ALUNA is made by and with the KOGI, a genuine lost civilization. They say that without thought, nothing could exist and they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning. In 1990 they emerged to make this film in which they dramatically warned of our need to change course. Then they withdrew again. Free . Donation on door. 8pm – 10pm Pudding Stop, 6 The Colonnade, Verulam Road, St Albans, AL3 4DD.

Wednesday 23rd November

cdaWed 23rd Nov: Dig and Plant in Community Garden St Albans
We have the plants/shrubs and now we need help to dig and plant them in our fantastic community garden! If rain: Contact Christine on 07816 925364. free . Donations gratefully received. You will receive an email confirmation and directions. To book a place please email: 10am – 3pm Community Garden St Albans, Hixberry Lane,
St Albans, AL4 0TZ. (Same Lane as Earthworks). CDA event.

affinitysquadWed 23rd Nov: DAIAD ‘Open Water’ Coffee Morning
The DAIAD project is helping households in St Albans save water. We are holding a coffee morning to discuss the project and sign up those interested in participating. free . Book:
morning-tickets-28137096814 10am – 1pm
The Green Kitchen, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

householdwasteservice_tcm15-55346Wed 23rd Nov: Recycling Roadshow
Speak to the Council’s Recycling team – learn about the recycling facilities available, have your questions answered, find out what items can be recycled where and get information on local reuse facilities. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market.

healthyhomesWed 23rd Nov: Herts Healthy Homes
Promoting the Herts Healthy Homes service to St Albans residents. The service exists to ensure that vulnerable residents get the help they need to be warm and well through this winter. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market. Groundwork Hertfordshire event.

tree-planting1Wed 23rd Nov: Help plant a forest
Spend a day or half a day helping to plant England’s largest new forest. Please dress appropriately – it’s likely to be cold and muddy. Snacks and hot drinks are provided but please bring lunch. You can just come for the morning. Please arrive promptly. To book FREE. Email This event will go ahead in all weather except deep snow. 10am – 12.30pm or 3pm Meet in Heartwood Forest car park just north of Sandridge AL4 9DQ. A Woodland Trust event.

purpleWed 23rd Nov: Purple4Polio – planting crocuses
Join St Albans Verulamium Rotary Club with partner Earthworks to plant 5000 crocuses as part of Rotary Worldwide campaign to eradicate Polio. FREE. If rain: Phone 07733 326232. 10.30am-2.30pm The grass between the drive at Westminster Lodge and the Swimming Pool. AL1 2DL.

bridgeatalbanwayWed 23rd Nov: St Albans Super Highway-Guided Walk
Join CMS to find out more about the fascinating history of the Alban Way, its wildlife and the plans for the future. FREE. Meeting by the gate onto the Alban Way at the back of Morrisons car park. Visit
Rain: Call 01992 588433 or see website. 10.30am – 12.30pm Parking in Morrisons Car Park – 244 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4SU. Countryside Management Service event.

street-party-pictureWed 23rd Nov: Would you like to have a street party in your road?
Come and meet the Our Street Party team and get information and help on how to set up a Street Party in your street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

chalklogo-tidied-brighter-squareWed 23rd Nov: Playing Out… What it is and how you can get started
Come and have a coffee with the Herts Playing Out Team and find out how to enable your children to safely play out in your own street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

verulaimiumparkWed 23rd Nov: Verulamium Park Walk and Talk
To find out more about the park and how it is managed. FREE. We will reschedule if weather is bad – please call 07931 518215. 11am – 2pm Meeting at Verulamium
Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW.

Pond with lillypads and woodland for habitat study at Bayfordbury

Wed 23rd Nov: Environmental Management and Sustainability lecture
Sustainability lecture with speakers Miranda Cambell, National Trust, and Alister Leggatt, Affinity Water. FREE.
series 7pm – 8.30pm Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB.

Thursday 24th November

tyttehhangerpitThurs 24th Nov: Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits Nature Walk
A morning walk around Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits. We expect to see visiting winter wildfowl and thrushes. Bring sturdy footwear. Will go ahead if it rains. £1. Booking can be via an email to: 9.30am – 12.30pm Willows Farm car park,
Coursers Road, AL4 0PF. Car park 1 on RHS. Follow RSPB signs. RSPB event.

sjlThurs 24th Nov: Sustainable Schools Training Day
An opportunity for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils from local primary and secondary schools to gain new ideas about how they can contribute to sustainability. 9.30am – 2.45pm The  Farmschool, Annables Farm, AL5 3PR.
FREE. Schools can register by emailing

bricket-woodThurs 24th Nov: Bricket Wood Common – Heritage, Biodiversity and Managing for Future Generations
Join our ranger led guided walk and learn more  bout the heritage, wildlife and sustainable management of Bricket Wood Common. An historic and secluded site, rich in biodiversity.FREE. Event will go ahead in light rain. Contact 07587 632379. 10.30am – 12.30pm School Lane, Bricket Wood,
AL2 3XT. John O’Connor event.

traidcraft-stallThurs 24th Nov: Fair Trade Chatterbox Coffee Morning
Refreshments and good company, augmented with sustainable
advice and information including: gardening and composting;
cycling including bicycle checks and maps; a Fair Trade stall;
sewing bee – clothes repairs. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans, AL1 3XG.

greengrantsThurs 24th Nov: Funding workshop: how to apply for green grants
Does your community group, school or social enterprise have loads of ideas for environmental projects, but can’t find the funding? Come along for info & advice. Choice of hourly sessions 3-4, 4-5, 5-6 free . Book by Eventbrite: 3pm-6pm The Hub, Civic Centre, St Peter’s St, St Albans, AL1 3JE

sustainable-earthThurs 24th Nov: From Global to Local – How the Council is taking action to address sustainability
Hear about our Greenhouse Gas reduction targets, Climate
Change Action Plan and the other work we are involved in
to reduce our own impacts and improve the sustainability of St Albans City and District. FREE. 4pm – 5.30pm
St Albans City and District Council, St Peter’s Street,
St Albans, AL1 3JE.

sustainablehouseThurs 24th Nov: Make buildings more sustainable by using fewer resources
Want to save money on your electricity, gas and water bills? This talk is for you. The focus is on buildings, including lighting, heating, ventilation, materials, solar energy and water use. FREE.To book contact Ann Cahill on or Ant Wilson on 6pm – 8pm AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER. An AECOM event.

Friday 25th November

veolia_popupFri 25th Nov: Recycling lorry in town centre –
meet ‘Munch’!
Find out why it’s important to use your new food waste caddy instead of your landfill bin. Learn which items go in which bin. Munch is a dustcart book character showing how to recycle right. Children can meet him and talk to us all about recycling! FREE. 9am – 4pm Outside the Town Hall, St Albans. A Veolia UK event.

bahaitrees-2Fri 25th Nov: Illustrated talks and exhibition on TREES
Trees – illustrated talk, projected pictures and exhibition. Hear about the life of St Barbe Baker and the international organisation for trees, of which he was the founder. Continuous repeating 1 hour presentation. School age and above.  FREE. 10am – 4pm Drop in Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans, AL3 5BU. A Baha’i Faith event.

blueberry-bath-bomb-1Fri 25th Nov: Fruity Beauty Workshop – Make
your own natural cosmetics
Fancy making your own body scrub or moisturiser? Join WEN to learn how to make gorgeous organic products. Take away your creations.£20. To book: 10.30am – 1pm at The Courtyard Cafe, Hatfield Road, St Albans (Note: this venue has been changed). An event by The Womens’ Environmental Network.

cobbledkitchenpicFri 25th Nov: ‘Lovely Leftovers!’ Cookery Class
Come and cook a range of delicious dishes all made from typical leftovers. All ingredients and equipment are provided, just bring a few lidded tubs to take home what has been made. £35. Book places and pay through website booking page: 12 noon – 2pm The Cobbled Kitchen, 69 Harpenden Road, St Albans, L3 6BY.

artFri 25th Nov: Recycled Art Project
Get arty and create your own recycled art project.Art Session: Friday 12 – 2pm Aimed at people with mental health issues, or with learning difficulties.  Cost £5. To book a place Tel: 01727 838671.  Trinity Community Project at Trinity Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.

Breathing Space Day Spa and Studio. Photo Copyright 2011 Pete Stevens http://www.creativeempathy.comFri 25th Nov: Yoga vs Pilates
Want to know and try the difference? Then book the workshop and decide. Free . To book, phone reception 01582 462223. 12.30pm – 2pm
Breathing Space, 2 Thompsons Close,
Harpenden, AL5 4ES. A Breathing Space event.

cyclingFri 25th Nov: Circular bike ride around St Albans
We will be leading a bike ride around the St Albans Green Ring
which circles the City. The cycle ride is suitable for people of all
ages and abilities. Approximately 6 miles. FREE. We will continue unless severe rain/ snow/ice! Call 07518 169292 to check. 1.15 – 3pm
Start and end at Verulamium Museum Car Park, St Michael’s, St Albans, AL3 4SW. St Albans Cycling Campaign event.

tsacameratextFri 25th Nov: Use our thermal imaging camera to
reduce your energy bills!
Would you like to know where heat is leaking out of your
house? Learn how to use our Thermal Imaging Camera. Book to borrow it FREE for a day. FREE. 6pm – 7pm
Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX.

air-pollutionFri 25th Nov: Air Pollution – Invisible Killer
Public meeting featuring an expert panel, including audience questions and panel answers. Speakers from the British Lung Foundation,  the Campaign for Better Transport, and the Green Party. Refreshments available. FREE. 7pm – 9pm Main Hall, Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans District Green Party St Albans, AL1 3RD.

phil-williamsFri 25th Nov: Harpenden finale: Sustainability
The Way Forward
A captivating talk about sustainability by renowned speaker Phil Williams. How we can create a sustainable future for our children. A rare chance to hear locally from a national expert. Followed by Business Need to Feed Awards and a drinks reception. £5, £3 for under 16s. Book via Eventbrite  7.30pm – 10pm Park Hall, Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX.

Saturday 26th November


Sat 26th Nov: Making Connections

Everyone who has helped with an event for Sustainable St Albans week is invited to this speed networking event. Come prepared to be inspired, share what you’ve achieved and make
connections with others inspired by the week. Tea and cake included. Free. Please book via Eventbrite, so we know numbers 10am – 11.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

affinitysquadSat 26th Nov: Water Saving Squad
FREE water saving devices to help you save water, energy and money! We will also be on hand to offer tips, advice and to talk all things water efficiency. FREE. 10am – 3.30pm
Clock Tower, High Street, St Albans, AL3 4EL.

healthyhomesSat 26th Nov: Herts Healthy Homes – helping you keep warm and well this winter
Promoting the Herts Healthy Homes service to St Albans residents. The service exists to ensure that vulnerable residents get the help they need to be healthy through winter. FREE. 10am – 4pm
Market Stall, St Peter’s Street, St Albans. A Groundwork Herts event.

christmasmarketSat 26th Nov: Make a gift bag at the Christmas
Learn how to make gift bags from recyclable materials to use again and again. A more  environmentally sensitive solution to
all that wrapping paper at Christmas!
Take away a completed bag, or a set of instructions for making one at home. FREE. 10am – 4pm The Community Chalet, St Albans Christmas Market, St Albans Cathedral, AL1 1BY.

ellisbirdfeederpicSat 26th Nov: Make and decorate a bird feeder from recycled cartons and bottles
Make and decorate a birdfeeder from plastic bottles and cartons. Fun drop off art session about getting creative with our recycling! All materials, a drink and snack are included. Children’s art session for age 6+. £14 per session; £22 if booked with session on 19th. Book online at 10.15am – 11.45am Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.

tree-warden-4-web-page_tcm15-7550Sat 26th Nov: Trees in St Albans – their management, maintenance and protection
Find how the District’s trees and wooded landscapes are cared
for and protected for future generations to enjoy. The walk is
aimed mainly at adults, but children are welcome. FREE.
If high winds or heavy rain, the walk will be cancelled, the leader will be at the meeting point at the start time to confirm this. 11am – 12.30am Clarence Park, Clarence Road, St Albans. Meet at the Park Keepers Cottage, near the Clarence Road entrance to the Park. No parking in Park. SADC event.

reindeerforsaleSat 26th Nov: Christmas Fair and Open Day
Buy Earthworks’ famous reindeers, wreaths, crafts (all made by Earthworks). There will also be spiced apple juice, mince pies and refreshments; a chance to do a craft activity and hopefully Father Christmas will be visiting too. FREE. 12pm – 3pm Hixberry Lane, St Albans,
AL4 0TZ.

Sat 26th Nov:  sandridgeA Sustainable Neighbourhood Plan for Sandridge
Come and learn about the Sandridge Neighbourhood plan and how it promotes sustainable development. FREE. 2pm – 5pm
Sandridge Village Hall, High Street Sandridge, AL4 9DD. Sandridge Parish Council event.

futureoffood_nSat 26th Nov: Finale  Debate: Future of Food – what is the key to Sustainable Food
A panel of experts will give their views and take your questions to help us get to grips with the issues. The debate will be recorded by Radio Verulam. We’ll then break into discussion
groups to continue exploring the topics and look for some answers for St Albans. FREE.
Book via 2pm – 5.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St.Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

 Events running throughout the week

gjnAll Week: What’s Wrong With Our Food
System? An exploration in photos
An exhibition by award winning photographer showing stories of struggle against global food corporations for an alternative model of farming. Free. 8.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Courtyard Cafe, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR.

aylettsAll Week: Plastic Plant Pot Amnesty and
Coffee Composting
Bring your broken plastic pots for recycling, collection points within the centre. Collect the coffee grounds from our Dahlia Coffee House and use it in your gardens. Free . During opening hours See website for details. North Orbital Road (A414), St Albans, AL2 1DH.

affinitysquadAll Week: Water Saving Squad
Affinity Water are running a competition during Sustainable St Albans Week. Submit your favourite water saving tip to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic water butt planter as well
as other prizes! There will also be the opportunity to submit them online via Twitter and Facebook (@Affinitywater) so keep an eye out for more details! Free . The Water Saving Squad will be out and about collecting your tips
throughout the week.

bahaitrees-2All Week: Tree exhibition
The life of St Barbe Baker, founder of The Men of the Trees and The International Tree Foundation. An exhibition about trees and a children’s quiz.For those school age and above. Free . Library hours St Albans Main Library, The
Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3JQ.

breinnovation-park-tour-headerAll Week: Self guided tour of BRE Innovation Park
Visit a collection of test houses which showcase sustainable building, landscape designs, and innovative low carbon materials and technologies. To book: email stating the date and time you wish to attend (tours approx. 1 hour). Quote ‘Sustainable St Albans Week’ to get free admission. Book slots 10am – 3pm Mon – Fri BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9NH.

cafe-on-the-cornerAll Week: Special Sustainable menu
This popular local cafe is having a special vegetarian menu for the week to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Tues 10.30am – 4.30pm Wed – Sat 9am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Cafe on the Corner, 39 Catherine Street,
St Albans AL3 5BJ.

gv-logoAll Week: Green Volunteer Week
This week St Albans Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) will be dedicated to green volunteer roles. Are you interested in conservation, wildlife and the outdoors, or in sustainability generally? Come and see what volunteer roles are available. Free .Mon 21 – Thurs 24 Nov 10am – 4pm The Hub, Civic Centre, St Peter’s  Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

GreenKitchen BistroAll Week: Veganism: the most sustainable
way to eat
A display about veganism in the café through the week. If you are curious or need more information, we’ll have leaflets, magazines and be happy to chat with you. Free.Mon, Thur, Fri 9am – 4pm Sat 10am – 4pm Sun 11am – 3pm The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

businessneedtofeedAll Week: Business NEED to FEED Challenge
How much food goes to the dog or bin? Teams of 5 from local businesses compete to reduce company OR individual food spend. The team who saves most cash and wastes the least
food wins, with saved monies donated to St Albans Food Banks. To find out more or enter a team email: Free . Thurs 17th (midnight) to Wed 24th Nov (midnight) Prize giving on Friday 25th.

oxfamharpenden1All Week: Recrafting
Do you like making crafts? A great way to get some morematerials, bring a donation into Oxfam Harpenden and get swatches of fabrics or other craft materials. Free.Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm 3 Harding Parade, Harpenden, AL5 4SW.

oxfambooksAll Week: Children’s Book Swap
Exchange rather than buy new: donate a children’s book and take another away for free (max. 5 books). Free.9am – 5pm Mon – Sat
(9am – 7pm Thurs) 11am – 3pm Sun. 5 Harding Parade, Harpenden, AL5 4SW.

nude-tin-can-frog-onion-gluttony-teresa-chlapowskiAll Week: Gluttony’ Art Exhibition
Come to this imaginative art gallery to see multi artist exhibition and online competition exploring Gluttony. In association with The Hunger Project charity. Free.Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans,
AL1 4JS.

st_stephens_small_exteriorAll Week: Encouraging recycling and
limiting food waste
The Parish of St. Stephen’s with St. Julian’s are planning to establish a compost area in St. Stephen’s churchyard. We are encouraging local people to recycle more throughout the week. Sermons will have an environmental content. Free. St Stephen’s with St Julian’s churches, St Albans.

stepsAll Week: Book Banks
3 x Book Bank sessions across the District. For people using food banks. Free. See Mon, Tues, Wed
Feed, Cunningham Hub and Wheathampstead.

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 Saturday 19th November

gracefulgreensSat 19th Nov: Graceful Greens Breeze round
the lanes
Come and join our sociable Graceful Greens ride, on our monthly tour of Hertfordshire’s best cycling cafes. About 15 miles, at a gentle pace of approx. 9 mph, with a friendly group (women only). FREE. To book: 9.30am -12.30pm
Start Cafe Nero, Harpenden, AL5 2SN.

sopwell-nunnerySat 19th Nov: Conservation session at Sopwell Nunnery Green new nature reserve
Come and help build a bench, clear brambles and vegetation, litter pick, or reinstall the VVS Footpath sign. Tools will be supplied. Adults (16+). Meet in the new nature reserve, by the river next to the Alban Way Bridge. FREE. Register interest email or phone 01727 761878. 10am – 1pm Car parking at the allotment carpark, Sopwell Mill Lane, off Cottonmill Lane.

allotmentSat 19th Nov: Allotment Promotion Stall
Always wanted to grow your own veg? Come along to the market to speak to the Council Allotments Officer and find out about what it’s like to have an allotment. You can even sign up for one. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market.

Sat 19th Nov: Junk sculpture                                                                                                           Using recycled materials to create a model of an endangered species Fun drop off art sessions focussing on how we can get creative with our recycling! All materials, a drink and snack are included in the price. Children’s art session for age 6+. £14 per session; £22 if booked with session on 26th. Book online at 10.15am – 11.45am Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.

cllr-chivers-community-litter-pickSat 19th Nov: Community litter pick
Community litter pick in Verulamium Park with Cllr Jessica Chivers. Bags, gloves and pickers provided. It’ll put a smile on your face come rain or shine. Verulamium Park. Meet at the top of the causeway (the stretch of cycleway and footpath that leads from the lake, along the Roman wall to the King Harry Park entrance). FREE.10.30am – 11.30am
Verulamium Park. St Albans Conservative
Association /Cllr Chivers

cyclists-dismount-stupid-signSat 19th Nov: Cyclenation Conference
This national event brings together cycling planners and
campaigners to discuss opportunities and challenges of
improving cycling facilities. Workshops/talks on healthy streets, road justice, mini-Hollands, cycling infrastructure and more. £15. Booking and click Conference. 11am – 6pm Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans, AL3 5EE.

foodsmilesSat 19th Nov: Organic Food Growing group Open Day
FoodSmiles Tour, vegetable cakes and hot soup. Meet some of our members. See if this is something for you, benefits for members include organic veg, exercise, fresh air, learning new skills, and social interaction. Join us! Families welcome. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07813 047463. FREE.12pm – 4pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.

lcd_logoSat 19th Nov: Sustainable Food Café – with craft fair
We will be offering a range of tasty meals that are sustainable, with an emphasis on keeping our carbon footprint down. A craft fair will run alongside the café. FREE. 12pm – 2pm St Luke’s church, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans, AL1 5QJ.

Sat 19th Nov: FoodSmiles: foodsmilesA practical introduction to composting
Learn how to make good compost and have a go. Please wear strong shoes and bring gardening gloves. Adults and children over 10. £3. To book, email In case of very bad weather please contact 07813 047463. 2pm – 3pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.

christchurchSat 19th Nov: ‘Planet Earth, Environmental Crisis and The Role of The Human Male’
A talk and discussion with Andy Atkins the CEO of Christian
environmental charity A Rocha UK. A meeting for men
to explore what role they can have in making a positive
contribution to the current environmental crisis. FREE. 7pm for 7.30pm – 9.30pm Christ Church St Albans, High
Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ.

niche-posterSat 19th Nov: ‘Niche’ Film And Talk About Sharks
Shark conservationist, Amir Fogel, presents his documentary looking at the importance of sharks to marine ecosystems and the complexities of shark conservation. FREE. Donations to Marine Conservation. To book, email: 7.30pm -10.30pm
St Albans Sub Aqua Club, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 1HJ.

popmattersSat 19th Nov: Fun activities
Come and enjoy some fun activities based around population growth to help you understand population issues better. FREE. 9am – 4pm
Market Stall, St Peter’s Street,
St Albans, AL1 3DP.

Sunday 20th November

Sun 20th Nov: A led Cycle ride into the Chilterns
A 50 mile fairly hilly road ride. Mid-morning café stop in Chalfont St Peter, lunch pub stop in Berkhamstead, return to St Albans late afternoon. Bring money for the refreshments, lights, pump, spare tube, etc. Average speed 12 mph. Minimum age is 18. Ride will go ahead unless there are icy conditions. FREE. Non Cycling UK members must book in advance – email 9.15am – 3pm Meet at the War Memorial in St Albans (top of St Peter’s Street). With South Herts Cyclists.

ParkSTPickerswasteSun 20th Nov: Community Litter Pick

Park St Pickers: We aim to recycle as much litter as possible by separating out cans, plastic bottles etc. from rubbish that we collect on
our litter pick. We are not normally deterred by  the weather – phone 01727 751319 to check. FREE. 10am – 12 noon Meet in the car park of the recreation ground on Park Street Lane AL2 2NE.

coppicing-hazel-at-self-unlimitedSun 20th Nov: Hazel Coppicing Taskforce
With Sandridge Parish Council; coppicing hazel wood that can be used in traditional crafts.
This benefits the trees, the woodland and provides sustainable materials for a variety of uses. FREE. To book phone 01727 831871 or email 10am – 12 noon Jersey Farm Woodland Park – meet at Woodland House in the centre of the park.

plateoffoodSun 20th Nov: Food for thought – does it matter what we eat?
Church service with Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

trestleSun 20th Nov: Trestle Arts Base Craft Fair
Craft Fair featuring local crafters. FREE. 10.30am – 4.30pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

walle3Sun 20th Nov: Wall -E film
Exhilarating film about future earth for adults/kids. ‘Unique and unforgettable’. In the distant future, a small wastecollecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that
will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Book tickets: 01727 453088 10.30am – 12.20pm The Odyssey Cinema, 166 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1PQ.

hmwtSun 20th Nov: Make a Garden Bird Feeder
Join HMWT and RSPB to make your own bird feeder to hang in your back garden. Learn to identify your garden birds. Suitable for all ages. Activity will be under cover of a gazebo and will go ahead if it rains. FREE. 11am – 3pm The Trust’s Wildlife Garden, Verulamium Park, St Albans, AL3 4SN.

st-paulsSun 20th Nov: More Food for Thought
Vegetarian meal with discussion led by Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. Book: email and let us know any dietary needs. free . Donations to A Rocha. 12.30pm – 2pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

quakerssaleSun 20th Nov: Home produce sale
The Quakers will be holding a sale of home produce, recycled goods and books, for local people and our members. FREE. 12.30 – 1.30 The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, AL1 3UD.

meetorganisersprintSun 20th Nov: Meet the organisers: tea and talk
Drop-in to meet some of the volunteers behind Sustainable St
Albans Week. Make suggestions, ask questions, or learn about
the wider work of Transition St Albans and Friends of the Earth.
Stay for ten minutes or an hour. FREE. 2pm – 4pm Trestle Arts Base Cafe, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASun 20th Nov: ‘Replay’ art from junk!
Come and turn recycled stuff into art. Explore what you can do
with everyday junk. Free but all donations gratefully received as Trestle is a registered charity. 2pm – 5pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

GreenKitchen BistroSun 20th Nov: Cooking with left-overs demonstration
“Use it up and eat it”! Bring along your fruit or veg that needs
using up. We will use it to show how to create delicious plantbased
dishes and you’ll take something home to eat. FREE.
Book via facebook or email 3.30pm – 5.30pm The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

st-paulsSun 20th Nov: Why Sustainability is a Spiritual Necessity
Church Service with speaker Graham Madgwick, an IT Manager
and lay reader who is interested in sustainability as an integral
part of our Christian discipleship. FREE. 6.30pm – 8pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

Monday 21st November

trinityMon 21st Nov: Vegetarian Cooking
2pm.Teaching  cooking in a more sustainable way. Education on the effects of animal farming on the environment. Aimed at people with mental health issues, or with learning difficulties.  Cost £5. To book a place Tel: 01727 838671.  Trinity Community Project at Trinity Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.

sireddaveyMon 21st Nov: Sir Edward Davey Talk
Listen to the former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change give his views on sustainability and the challenges for the green economy in the 21st century. FREE. 7pm – 9pm
Malborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans, AL1 3XG. St Albans Liberal Democrats.

westminsterlodgeMon 21st Nov: Tour & TALK – Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Find out how the Council have reduced emissions per visitor by 40%. We will be providing a tour of the sustainability features and discussing how we are actively reducing impacts at all our leisure centres. Please book your free ticket at: or email or call 01727 819466 7pm – 9pm Bistro area, Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL.

red_admiral_jb1Mon 21st Nov: The Butterfly Collection
Dr Richard Harrington, who headed the Rothamsted Insect Survey, will be presenting an illustrated recital of factual and humorous poems he has written about British Butterflies.
FREE. Enter by the Chapter House Door. Please note the library is up stairs and there is no lift.  pologies. 7.30pm – 9.30pm The Library, St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY. Save Butterfly World event

dr_susan_parham_academic_directorMon 21st Nov: Food and Urbanism                                                   Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism, University of Hertfordshire, will give an illustrated talk on how a sustainable approach to food can help make places better for everyone. free . Book through: 7.45pm for 8pm – 9.30pm Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG. An event from Look! St Albans.

soroptimistMon 21st Nov:Exploring Sustainability
Soroptimist Women’s Group evening exploring sustainability with talks from FoodCycle and Spice Drops. Hear how FoodCycle uses nearly ‘out of date’ food to provide meals for those in need and how ‘spice drops’ came into being and can ‘spice up’ the way you cook! Talks by Libby Brown and Gouri Kubair. All welcome. Register interest by email at for catering purposes. £2 donation. 8pm – 10pm Chiswell Green United Reform Church, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG.