Ian Yenney gives us tips on how to reduce our home energy consumption, particularly the simple trick of dialing down our home’s thernostat.Continue reading How to dial down your home energy consumption →
Shaun Williams tells us why he went from never wanting to drive an electric car to loving his secondhand Tesla. Continue reading The Road To My First EV: “I’ll never own an electric car!” →
Juliet Foxwell gives us her tips for altering the food we buy so we eat seasonal fruit and vegetables, helping our planet and our health at the same time. Continue reading How to Eat Seasonally for the Climate and for your Health →
Will Tucker tells us about his solar panel installation in St Albans District using the community St Albans Solar Streets scheme.Continue reading Our New Solar Panels: A Real-Life Experience →
Becky Alexander shows us how we can introduce more plants into our meals, cutting our carbon footprint while exploring delicious new dishes. Continue reading Quick and Easy Ways to Eat More Plants →
Susheel Rao looks at getting past the barriers that stop us leaving the car at home – particularly how we can get cycling more.Continue reading Leave the Car at Home: How to Start Walking and Cycling More →
Catherine Ross examines why talking about climate change can make us feel awkward and encourages us to have a Climate Conversation.Continue reading 5 good reasons not to talk about climate (and why you should anyway) →
Make the changes that matter and protect what you love. Learn about our 16 week climate action campaign #CountdownToCOP, based on the 16 highest impact steps you can take. #CountUsIn #StAlbansCANContinue reading We’re in – are you? make the changes that matter in the #Countdown To COP →
We knew from the outset that we would have to go down the eco route – I’m far too much of a vigilante to do anything else. The big limitation was our knowledge. The problem with starting so blind is that we were sure to miss something and now it’s too late to put it right. So one learning was that we should have employed an Eco Builder rather than go with good ‘normal’ builders who were also flying blind. Continue reading Retrofitting a 1901 end of terrace (with the environment in mind) →
Saving the planet from the laundry room or the art of sustainable washing – In this guest blog, Terry Over looks at the environmental impact of this everyday task.Continue reading Saving the Planet from the Laundry Room →
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 →
Don’t miss these SustFest21 events this Thursday to Sunday. Jonathon Porritt, 2040 film and Local to Global talk all coming up. And then #shoplocal the Sustainable Market on Sunday.Continue reading Sustainable Market and more Sustainability Festival events →
St Albans is a great destination for sustainable shopping. So for plastic-free produce, sustainable fashion and locally grown produce at independent restaurants, be inspired with our top eco-shopping picks.Continue reading Sustainable Shopping in St Albans →
So many events to do any day you like during SustFest21. From self-guided trails around the district to our recycling challenge, from sustainable gardening or plant-based food support to special offers, don’t miss out on these great ideas for this week!Continue reading #SustFest21 Festival-long Activities and Offers →
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