Find out how you can create a community atmosphere in your part of St Albans District and satisfy your kids’ cravings for fun and treats while celebrating the Spooky Season in a sustainable way.Continue reading IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN 2020 – PLAYING OUT St Albans DISTRICT →
Perhaps you’re coming to the end of a glorious growing season in your garden or allotment, or maybe it didn’t go so well and you’re wondering how to do better next year. Maybe you’ve yet to try it and it all looks a bit too much like hard work.Continue reading The Low-Maintenance Food Garden →
Come and enjoy our Sustainable market day 11-4pm Sunday 25 October. Local eco businesses, food, drink and music. Make it a day out! Partnership with St Albans BID. Safety counts. PPE available. Continue reading Sun 25 Oct St Albans Sustainable market →
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 →
‘Sorted by machine’ sounds easy but it’s not because we include all sorts of things in what we put out for recycling that hamper the process and spoil the end product. Along with a lot of other households in St Albans and its villages, I could do better. Continue reading Recycling right →
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 →
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 →
Part 3 of our #plasticfreejuly series of blogs…’choosing plastic-free food is really important. Here are some tips to get you started…’Continue reading How To Go Plastic-Free Part 3: Food Shopping →
St Albans woman in national #Happylist to celebrate local heroes during lockdown. Kate Swindells, who is a Sopwell resident with a young family, initiated the Grow Community – Sopwell project in order to encourage and enable local residents to grow their own food at home and in community spaces..Continue reading St Albans woman in national #Happylist to celebrate local heroes during lockdown. →
Good news: climate issues are now being embedded in to council decision making…We mustn’t let SADC forget that they have committed to encouraging district-wide action not just council action…Continue reading One Year On… St Albans’ District Council climate crisis declaration – progress →
Find out more about the Chancellor’s ‘Green Energy’ grant..Continue reading The government’s ‘green recovery package’ – what does it contain? →
How to go plastic-free Part 2: Bathroom . This week, let’s look at some ideas to rid your bathroom of polluting plastics and support small businesses at the same time. #plasticfreejulyContinue reading How to go plastic-free Part 2: Bathroom →
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 →
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