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 →
Some fantastic events happening 30th May – 6th June, week 2 of Sustainability Festival 2021. Don’t miss out on a talk by Jonathon Porritt or leaning how to grow Asian herbs – get clicking and booking today!Continue reading #SustFest21 Week 2 highlights →
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 →
Gold Sponsor of #SustFest21, AECOM, talk about their FIVE world-leading #SustFest21 events including one about “How to make your business more sustainable”.Continue reading World Leading Aecom events for SustFest21 →
Shop sustainably and shop local! From the sustainable markets to offers from sustainable local businesses, there’s plenty to find in the St Albans District this festival.Continue reading #SustFest21 Sustainable Shopping →
Eat less meat, go vegan, don’t eat avocados, Seaspiracy, Cowspiracy, too much plastic, which milk to get… agh there is so much NOISE around food and the environment! It can feel overwhelming to try and decide what to buy and what to eat. Where do we start? Well how about at lunch? Becky Alexander isContinue reading Save The Planet In Your Lunchbreak →
Some fantastic events happening 23rd -29th May, week 1 of Sustainability Festival 2021. Don’t miss out on a talk by Prof Kate Jeffery of UCL or Kiss the Ground film – get clicking and booking today!Continue reading #SustFest21 Week1 highlights →
Sustainability Festival events that are in-person and/or need booking ASAP due to deadlines. Join in! From bug hunting to litter picks, there’s lots to do!Continue reading Book these #SustFest21 events soon →
Jill Watson, chair of #SustFest21 shares her pick of events for the festival. “In short, it’s a crash course in becoming your own sustainability expert” Continue reading Be a Sustainability Expert #SustFest21 →
Claire Miller of Octopus Electric Vehicles introduces this blog which explains how their technology, known as Powerloop, is revolutionising the future of energy as we know it.Continue reading Octopus EV talk about Powerloop →
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 →
It couldn’t come a moment too soon. The Trust’s ‘Hertfordshire State of Nature’ report was launched in March 2020, highlighting the immediate need for action to address the ecological and climate crises, and to reach our target to secure 30% of land for wildlife by 2030.
Continue reading Towards a Wilder St Albans →
Wrapping myself up in many layers, I go out into the fresh and invigorating air, crunching over frosty grass, hardened mud and cracking through frozen puddles. The way the early sunshine lights up the dried seed heads of spent plants is simply stunning, and I now consider it one of the most beautiful sights of the year…Continue reading Wonderful Winter →
Can you adapt one of your ongoing activities to be part of SustFest? Jill Watson, Chair of #SustFest21 on how to build a sustainabilty festival in the midst of the pandemic…Continue reading the path to sustainability…. →
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