Community, business, school, faith groups Send us your logo! The organising team are preparing for Sustainable StAlbans Week 21-29 April 2018- only 20 weeks away! We are inviting groups to send us their logo to show their support for the week. If you belong to a local group e.g. parents’ group; residents association; campaign group, […]
Saturday 21st April 2018
Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
* * * CALL FOR SPEAKERS * * *
The 2018 Sustainable St Albans Week launch event, “Our Planet Our Future – Inspiring Action”, seeks proposals from people of all ages and backgrounds with inspiring ideas or motivating experiences to share about living more sustainably.
Do you have an innovative or challenging idea for living sustainably, or know someone who does?
Does your idea or experience have the potential to reduce our carbon footprint or to inspire others to live more sustainably in their community or even globally?
Application forms and Q&As are available at https://sustainablestalbans.org/our-planet-event/
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call closes on Monday 18th December 2017
* * *CALL FOR PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS * * *
Would you like to do a short performance, or know someone who would?
Are you an artist interested in being involved with a participative art project?
Email us at email@example.com with your ideas
* * * SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES * * *
Would your organisation like to be a sponsor of the event?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship details
Book your event for Sustainable Saturday 7th October at the Food and Drink Festival
We are delighted to announce Sustainable Saturday at the St Albans Food and Drink Festival – full of events, stalls and things to do. See below and festival website 7th Oct for details
Market stalls on the day include EatWholefoods; Cobbled Kitchen VegeTable; Box Local; Dizzy Bee..
Book events click links below
11am – 2pm: Come and Grow See *new* Incredible Edible Community Food Garden in the heart of the city centre. Grow something, pick something, learn about growing your own, or just drop by to see the garden and find out more. Civic Centre St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3JE
From 12pm: Vegan Afternoon Tea savoury and sweet finger food, with locally grown ingredients where possible. The Green Kitchen,419 Hatfield Rd St Albans AL4
2-4pm: FoodSmiles St Albans Open Day. Come along for a free tour of this organic…
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Local residents were not the only beneficiaries of Sustainable St Albans Week, as popular green spaces also received some extra attention.
More than 100 events were organised in connection with the themed week which ran from November 19-26, with over 1,800 people taking part in activities relating to environmental sustainability.
St Albans Verulamium Rotary Club partnered up with Earthworks and residents to plant 5,000 crocuses in Verulamium Park – also the scene of a community litter pick.
Green was the theme, too, over in Sandridge, where at Heartwood Forest representatives of the Woodland Trust planted trees alongside residents in the UK’s newest forest.
The St Albans Sub-Aqua Club put on a film for divers about sharks, and walkers were invited to a guided stroll along the Alban Way, run by the Countryside Management Service.
Churches also showed their support, with St Paul’s Church in Blandford Road, St Albans, hosting 104 people during a vegetarian supper and talk by Steve Hughes, from the environmental Christian charity, A Rocha UK.
St Luke’s Church in Cell Barnes Lane, meanwhile, organised a sustainable café at its Christmas fair, which was enjoyed by 70 visitors. There were 10 events put on by local faith groups, including a home produce sale organised by St Albans Quakers.
Local businesses also took part, with special offers available throughout the week, allowing residents to save money on everything from beer and coffee, to pharmacy items, and even fish and chips at Godfrey’s in Harpenden.
The St Albans branch of the RSPB catered for youngsters by encouraging them to make garden bird feeders, for feathered visitors.
Schools and youth groups, including Cubs and Guides, ran activities engaging children on environmental issues, including the production of food.
St Albans district council’s trip to the Agrivert composting site was fully booked, and was so successful there are plans to repeat the tour.
One participant, Liz Sefton, reflected afterwards: “It was so sad to see the amount of plastic bags and all sorts of other foreign bodies that contaminate the compost. We saw masses of plastic plus all sorts of other non-compostable items such as DIY stuff, shoes and even old shirts.”
Local green thumbs attended a wildlife garden event put on by the RSPB, and a poetry recital about butterflies, presented by Dr Richard Harrington who headed the Rothamsted insect survey, was organised by charity group, Save Butterfly World.
Catherine Ross, chairwoman of Sustainable St Albans Week, said she was pleased it was “so successful, and I want to thank all organisers of the events for doing such a great job”.
It’s hard to believe, but did you know that almost half of ALL food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes? We are as bad as some of the supermarkets. On average, each home in the UK wastes nearly #500 food each year, and homes with children around #700 each year. It’s not […]