St Paul’s church’s eco journey began in the early 2000s, when a group of us talked about ways in which the church could be more sustainable in use of energy and resources…Continue reading Our Eco Church Journey – St Paul’s church, St Albans
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..
Come and enjoy the Sustainable Living market Sun 23 August 11am to 4pm with local businesses, loads of food and drink!Continue reading Sustainable market 23 Aug 11am – 4pm
So if you don’t want your pen lid to end up inside the stomach of an albatross chick (this has happened), check out this guide to plastic-free things on your desk and giving plastic-free gifts.Continue reading Part 5: Plastic-free desk and gifts
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! 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!
Six year-old pupils on a school Eco Team complained to their teacher about the waste generated by the free school milk programme so their teacher, Andrea Bootle, decided it was time they took action.Continue reading One School’s Journey to Cutting Single-Use Plastic
Could you help us involve schools in next year’s SustFest2020? Are you experienced in working with schools? Are you looking for some short-term voluntary work at the moment? We are looking for a volunteer to help us get schools involved in next year’s Sustainabilty Festival – across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages. Last year’sContinue reading Looking for a schools co-ordinator for SustFest2020
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
Seven streets in St Albans and Harpenden closed for up to 3 hours on Sunday 22nd September for World Car Free Day.Continue reading St Albans District streets celebrate World Car Free Day
Friday 20 September saw hundreds of school children and supporting adults on strike for the Climate. Continue reading Global Climate Strike St Albans
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
This garden packs in a wide range of fruit and veg in just 10 square metres. A great opportunity to explore something very special with a pond, raised beds, fruit trees, compost bins and shaded seating areas. Continue reading How to grow food in a small garden
Are you feeling outraged or depressed after watching #WarOnPlastic? There are active steps you can take: Catherine Ross from Sustainable St Albans is fired up – follow her tips to reduce the single use plastic in your life. KITCHEN * Open your fridge door and have a hard stare. What is unnecessary? Do you buyContinue reading After Hugh: Your #WarOnPlastic
So, you’re worried about climate change, you’re aware of the issues, and you want to act. That’s a great place to start .Continue reading What can you do, to make a difference?
Ayletts Nursery invite you to recycle your unwanted plastic garden pots – but did you know how much they are doing to reduce their carbon footprint?Continue reading Ayletts growing sustainability
Catharsis – fully feeling the crisis – we must somehow move through it so we are no paralysed – a strength comes out of that.Continue reading Feeling the crisis – moving forward to hope and possibility. Metamorphosis.
A change from ‘want/have’ economics to ‘need/ consider’ economics: the desperate and hysterical consumption of the 80s and 90s now looks decidedly distasteful and is being replaced by a borrow/reuse/packaging free/fewer-better kind of purchasing.Continue reading What makes our city sustainable?
Anna Hardisty dares you to care about the climate emergency and tells you why you should sign the petition to St Albans District Council.Continue reading I dare you to care: a Climate Emergency in St Albans
There are people who are really good at this stuff. They cycle everywhere, never go abroad, eat vegan food, and recycle everything. This blog is for those of us who know we could do a bit more. Sounds like you? Here are 10 painless ways to make a difference:Continue reading What difference can one person make?
Humans have always intervened in the Green Economy to modify, accelerate, improve, divert and harvest the resources nature has presented to us…But we have never before tried to change the direction of nature’s travel.Continue reading Making the case for angel investment in the Green Economy
Parents face an ecological dilemma with baby products – Mama Bamboo have come up with exciting way to reverse the #plasticpollution damageContinue reading How do you cope with the nappies, wet wipes, sippy cups, plastic spoons….
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
Dr Emily Spry tells you why, as a mother, she is involved with Extinction Rebellion in St Albans.Continue reading Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it)
Welcome to part 4 of the “How to go plastic free” guides – today looking at snacks and drinks. The previous blogs have looked at plastic-free kitchen, bathrooms and food shopping – and I hope you have found some helpful ideas to reduce your plastic footprint.Continue reading How to go plastic-free Part 4: Snacks and drinks
As a young black (female) climate advocate/activist, when seeking others involved who looked like myself, it wasn’t always easy…Continue reading Why green groups need to be black and white