Fruit, Veg & Wildlife in a Smaller Garden

Insects are attracted by profusely flowering plants such as the hot-lips salvia, while bug and bee hotels offer them the chance to stay and to hibernate. Similarly, the small pond attracts newts and frogs and a nearby pile of old wood and tiles gives them somewhere to over-winter.Continue reading Fruit, Veg & Wildlife in a Smaller Garden

Causing A Splash to Save the River Ver

Now that IS excessive water use! This incredible 10,000 litre bathtub will be in the town centre on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th May 2021 during #SustFest21. It is all part of Affinity Water’s new movement SOS: Save Our Streams, calling on people in St Alban’s to waste less water to save our streams. AffinityContinue reading Causing A Splash to Save the River Ver

Chemicals Down The Drain

I remember a light bulb moment a few years ago when my children were younger; “Keep out of reach of children” was the warning on the laundry detergent. So, if it is not great for our children, why are we using it to wash their clothes and then sending the rinsed water down the drain to the rivers and the sea? Continue reading Chemicals Down The Drain

Let’s slow it down – why it’s time for 20mph zones for all

Would you like vehicles to drive more slowly down your street? I don’t think I’ve spoken to a single person for whom the answer is ‘no’. And if traffic should travel slower on your street, why not on everyone’s street? Amanda Yorwerth, co-ordinator of St Albans Friends of the Earth speaks out for 20’s PlentyContinue reading Let’s slow it down – why it’s time for 20mph zones for all

All that Glitters…sustainable jewellery..

Making it, Buying it, Loving it. Do you love jewellery? Is it the choosing, the buying, or the wearing that you really like, or perhaps all three! Or do you want to make your own? Then there is the guilty bit, “where has it come from, how do I know it has been ethically sourced;Continue reading All that Glitters…sustainable jewellery..

How to go #plasticfree Part 1: Plastic-Free Kitchen

The Big Picture: why do we need to go Plastic Free? Plastic-Free July is a great time to start or continue down your journey to cut out single-use plastic. I’m sure many of you are keen to do this, but when faced with supermarket aisles full of plastic, it is very hard not to justContinue reading How to go #plasticfree Part 1: Plastic-Free Kitchen

Organise a Playing Out scheme or a street party now and bring sustainability to your street!

Organise a Playing Out scheme or a street party now and bring sustainability to your street! Come to one of our free information session across St Albans District and find out how!Continue reading Organise a Playing Out scheme or a street party now and bring sustainability to your street!

Ver Players talk to Sustainable St Albans

The Ver Players – a ukelele group playing in St Albans – are dedicating their annual 2019 Charity Fund-raiser to Sustainable St Albans. We were thrilled – and decided to have a chat to find out more about the group… What are the Ver Players, when did they first get going, and where do theyContinue reading Ver Players talk to Sustainable St Albans

Climate Emergency declaration 55 – 0 at St Albans District Council

Climate Emergency report back Wed 9th Oct- see you there! St Albans District Council is holding a full council meeting at 7pm Wed 9th October 2019  at the council offices, St Albans – they will be reporting back on the Climate Emergency work. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend this meeting. You mayContinue reading Climate Emergency declaration 55 – 0 at St Albans District Council

Could you go veggie? St Albans-based food writer Becky Alexander tells us how she got on

Until 18 months ago, I ate meat – not loads, but usually a roast on a Sunday with the family (we have two teenage daughters) and the occasional midweek chicken curry or pork chop or sausages. And then that changed.Continue reading Could you go veggie? St Albans-based food writer Becky Alexander tells us how she got on