Breaking News! New Speaker Added to Sustainable Money Event

We now have specialist Independent Financial Advisor Julia Dreblow coming to our event on Tuesday 24th April.  Julia has 28 years experience in financial services, over 20 of which have been spent specialising in sustainable, responsible and ethical investment.

She will be discussing topics such as personal finance and ethical investment, and how to apply ethical / environmental criteria to your own investments.

TrinitymoneySUSTAINABLE MONEY: CLIMATE RISK AND INVESTMENT
Trinity United Reformed Church
Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
Tuesday 24th April
7.30pm – 9.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm. FREE!

Powerful insights into climate risk, green finance, and how money and fossil fuels intertwine. Expert speakers from CCLA, S&P Global and Christian Aid’s Big Shift campaign.  Parking is limited; station car park nearby (pay fee).

http://www.trinitystalbans.org.uk

Gold Sponsor Spotlight: @JPAFurniture Independent Locker Solutions & @LyndhurstFM1

Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 couldn’t operate without the support of so many local organisations.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to focus on each of our sponsors, in the run up to the week.  Today’s spotlight falls on JPA Furniture and Lyndhurst Financial Management, two of our Gold Sponsors.


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Established in 1974, JPA Furniture specialises in the contract furniture market; and works closely with clients on the design, specification and creation of innovative, collaborative and engaging spaces for a wide range of sectors.  As an independent family firm, now into the second generation of family ownership, JPA Furniture is continually seeking to drive the business forward in line with the ever-changing demands of the 21st Century.

JPA Furniture’s vision is to partner with their Clients and all elements of the supply chain, working collaboratively to deliver a Circular Economy model, and to drive innovation in the way contract furniture and contract furniture services are provided.  Their passion for sustainability in all aspects of their operation is their primary driver with their business model developed around the three key pillars of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

The Methodist Church Pew Project – all because of Sustainable St Albans

st_albans_marlborough_road_methodist181114_16A chance meeting at Sustainable St Albans week 2016 brought JPA Furniture
into contact with Marlborough Road Methodist Church, which in turn led to the Pews to Go 2017 project as part of a grand refurbishment scheme. The 27 beautiful oak and elm pews dating from 1815 had to be cleared in order to make way for newer, more flexible seating which would allow the building to become a community multi-space venue.

JPA Furniture volunteered to try and find second homes for ALL 27 pews locally, donating all administrative, marketing, transport and warehousing costs, in order that any monies raised could contribute directly to the refurbishment, and, making the whole process easier for prospective purchasers. Meanwhile, the church took care of taking the pews up and promoting internally and via social media.

To find out more about JPA Furniture, check out their website www.jpa-furniture.co.uk


ils-logo.jpgIndependent Locker Solutions Ltd have sponsored our Living St Albans Photography Competition.  Find out more on their website www.ilsschools.co.uk


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Founded in 1992 Lyndhurst Financial Management has grown to become one of the leading independent financial planning and advisory firms in Hertfordshire. They help clients at all stages of their financial journey, their highly qualified team work to achieve the clients’ financial goals in life.

They provide the financial planning advice you want, the way you want it. In a time-poor world we are all increasingly stretched in many directions; carefully balancing business, family and social commitment. These demands can get in the way of setting time aside to consider our future objectives and what is required to ensure they are achieved.  Recognising this and helping bridge the gap between time available and knowledge of the appropriate planning options is their strength.

about-image-1By focusing on your unique situation and the specific objectives you have, by embracing every aspect of financial planning, Lyndhurst Financial Management help you make better financial decisions reflecting both the lifestyle you want to lead and the legacy you want to leave behind.

Since 1992 they have developed their business with one goal in mind, to profitably help clients achieve their objectives by advising them across a whole range of different areas that are either immediately relevant today or will be at some point in the future. Their team of 20 based in Harpenden and Hitchin recognise that no two clients are the same, neither are the solutions put forward. And they ensure that the very best generalist and specialist expertise is built in to all of them.

Find out more on their website www.lyndhurstfm.co.uk


Sustainable St Albans Week runs from 21- 29 April 2018 with 100+ events. We would not happen without the support and enthusiasm of our wonderful sponsors.

This year we especially want to thank our Community Sponsors  who are   BRE TrustJust Energy Solutions  and Rothamsted Research.

We want to give a huge thank-you to all of our Gold Sponsors including AECOM engineering firm, Allsopp estate agents, Godfrey’s Green Energy, Independent Locker Solutions Ltd, JPA Furniture, Lussmanns, Lyndhurst Financial Management,  and Veolia environmental services.


This will be the third week to run in St Albans and starts with the Our Planet Our Future event at Rothamsted Research on Saturday 21st April.  Other activities throughout the week include a plastic pot amnesty at Aylett Nurseries, a trail of the independent shops in Harpenden, a women-only cycle ride, health walks, a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean” at the Odyssey Cinema, and concludes with The Know How Festival on Sunday 29th April.  This is a day-long fun, family-friendly event with workshops to share skills and knowledge, music, short films and local food.

Gold Sponsor Spotlight: @AECOM @AllsoppHerts & @godfreyschips

Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 couldn’t operate without the support of so many local organisations.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to focus on each of our sponsors, in the run up to the week.  Today’s spotlight falls on AECOM, Allsopp Estate Agents and Godfrey’s Fish & Chips, three of our Gold Sponsors.


AECOM

AECOM are a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.  They believe that healthy societies depend on physical and social infrastructure to advance economic opportunity, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. AECOM embrace their responsibility for those goals by raising the standard for sustainable management practices in both their internal operations and the delivery of services.

Recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company, AECOM deliver new opportunities for clients and communities by continually focusing on economic, environmental and social impact.  Whether reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing new ways to conserve water or promoting renewable energy, AECOM’s commitment to sustainability drives innovation, reduces risk and provides attractive project life cycle returns on investment.  Ranked as the #1 green design company in the United States by Engineering News-Record, AECOM believes the difference they make is felt in every region of the world.

As part of their commitment to Sustainable St Albans Week 2018, AECOM are hosting the following free event on Thursday 26th April:

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AECOM House, Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3ER.
6pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Speakers (who live/work in St Albans): Geraint John (St Albans Civic Society), Nicola Gillen (AECOM) and Ant Wilson (AECOM) on architecture, building engineering and interior design for health, sustainability and well being.  To book a place on what promises to be an informative event, email ant.wilson@aecom.com

www.aecom.com


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branch_photo_10868_0001.jpegEstablished in 1985, Allsopp, is a leading estate and letting agent providing a comprehensive service to their customers including residential sales and lettings and land acquisition within Harpenden and the surrounding area.

With over 25 years of experience, Allsopp have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling them to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional, as befits their reputation. They are committed to providing customers, whether buying, selling or renting, with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of their local dedicated sales team.

With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, Allsopp offer a modern quality service.

“Allsopp are proud to be a sponsor of Sustainable St Albans Week.”

Find out more at their website www.harpendenproperty.co.uk


Godfrey’s Fish & Chips

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“I opened Godfrey’s in 2012, with my mum and dad, who have worked in the fish and chip industry for over 30 years.  We take pride in serving simple but delicious fish and chips and being at the heart of the local community.  We look forward to welcoming you.”  Luke Godfrey, Owner and Manager of Godfrey’s

Godfrey’s cook all their food fresh to order – so hot and crisp fish and chips straight from the fryer. They peel and chip the potatoes each morning which are then double cooked to give a perfect chip – fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside.

All their fish comes from sustainable sources. Their cod, haddock and rock is MSC certified which means they’re helping to guarantee we can all enjoy fish and chips for years to come.  And it’s not just their fish and chips that are prepared with love – their pies are homemade, their sausages free-range and their homemade tartare sauce is the best you’ll ever taste!

Sustainability is really important to them!

  • Their fish is fully sustainable. They were the first takeaway and restaurant in Hertfordshire to have full Marine Stewardship council certification.
  • All of their packaging is completely compostable
  • They use 100% green electricity generated through solar, wind and tidal power
  • Their restaurant toilets are flushed using rainwater
  • They recycle all paper, card, glass, tins and plastic
  • All their food waste goes to an anaerobic digester – producing compost and power

Godfrey’s Fish & Chips are thankful for the support they receive from the local community, they love being able to give something back by supporting local charities, organisations and schools.

They’re proud to be a Platinum Partner with the Hospice of St Francis which provides care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in our local area.  In addition, they’re the main sponsor for the Harpenden Film Society, what better way to spend the evening than watching a great film after some Godfrey’s fish and chips!

Godfrey’s have given talks in several local schools on topics including sustainability and opening a business.  They’ve also taken ‘Godfrey’s on Sea’ to local events including the Harpenden Carnival and St Albans’ Food and Drink Festival. Look out for their pop up beach this summer!

For more information, check out their website www.godfreyschips.com


Sustainable St Albans Week runs from 21- 29 April 2018 with 100+ events. We would not happen without the support and enthusiasm of our wonderful sponsors.

This year we especially want to thank our Community Sponsors  who are   BRE TrustJust Energy Solutions  and Rothamsted Research.

We want to give a huge thank-you to all of our Gold Sponsors including AECOM engineering firm, Allsopp estate agents, Godfrey’s Green Energy, Independent Locker Solutions Ltd, JPA Furniture, Lussmanns, Lyndhurst Financial Management,  and Veolia environmental services.

 


This will be the third week to run in St Albans and starts with the Our Planet Our Future event at Rothamsted Research on Saturday 21st April.  Other activities throughout the week include a plastic pot amnesty at Aylett Nurseries, a trail of the independent shops in Harpenden, a women-only cycle ride, health walks, a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean” at the Odyssey Cinema, and concludes with The Know How Festival on Sunday 29th April.  This is a day-long fun, family-friendly event with workshops to share skills and knowledge, music, short films and local food.

Bread making, picnic and pottering in the sunshine

Our fabulous Local Foodie Becky Alexander has found some great foodie things to do for Sustainable StAlbans Week – Starts Sat 21 April ONE WEEK ONLY!

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Sometimes I wish I had a weekly column in The Herts Advertiser. Not in January when there is nothing to write about, but right now, this spring, there is a LOT going on to tell you about. I am so impressed by the events happening for Sustainable St Albans week that I am writing an extra column/blog post about some of the highlights for you, so you don’t miss them. Here goes!

1. There is a FREE bread-making course on this Saturday 11-2 at SS Alban and Stephen church. Waitrose and posh artisan bakeries will charge you 80 quid for a baking bread class and this one is free and provides all the ingredients!! And they give you tea and biscuits. Email grabecki@hotmail.com to see if any places are left.

2. The sun is out, so who fancies a picnic? Head to Highfield Park on Sunday (22nd) (12-2) near…

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Community Sponsor Spotlight: @Rothamsted a world-leading, non-profit research centre focusing on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers & society worldwide

Sustainable St Albans Week 2018 couldn’t operate without the support of so many local organisations.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to focus on each of our sponsors, in the run up to the week.

Today’s spotlight falls on Rothamsted Research, one of our Community Sponsors.  This year sees Rothamsted Research celebrate its 175th anniversary and we are delighted that they are helping to support Sustainable St Albans Week.

history-optimisedRothamsted Research is the oldest continually operating agricultural research station in the world. Its foundation dates from 1843 when John Bennet Lawes the owner of the Rothamsted estate appointed Joseph Henry Gilbert, a chemist as his scientific collaborator.

Rothamsted scientists publish around 300 papers in international science journals each year, of which more than 70% are open access. We also make numerous data, software tools and other information widely available to the global scientific community and other stakeholders or beneficiaries of our work. Rothamsted Research has partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries.

They take pride in their people and achievements. Their people are experts in their field and come from all areas of the globe. They provide a modern dynamic working environment and support systems to enable collaboration and development opportunities.

Rothamsted Research has a strong history of innovation through collaboration and now holds partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries. The Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) is a unique hub promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agricultural technology businesses. Rothamsted Research is also a founding member of three UK agri-tech innovation centres that bring together a wide range of public and industry partners, namely Agrimetrics, the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock, and the Centre for Applied Crop Science.

environmental-management-system-optimisedThey are committed to creating a better environment, which is a key underpinning objective of their science. This commitment extends to the running of the institute, which is compliant with international environmental standard ISO 14001.

 


Sustainable St Albans Week runs from 21- 29 April 2018 with 100+ events. We would not happen without the support and enthusiasm of our wonderful sponsors.

This year we especially want to thank our Community Sponsors  who are   BRE TrustJust Energy Solutions  and Rothamsted Research.

We want to give a huge thank-you to all of our Gold Sponsors including AECOM engineering firm, Allsopp estate agents, Godfrey’s Green Energy, Independent Locker Solutions Ltd, JPA Furniture, Lussmanns, Lyndhurst Financial Management,  and Veolia environmental services.


This will be the third week to run in St Albans and starts with the Our Planet Our Future event at Rothamsted Research on Saturday 21st April.  Other activities throughout the week include a plastic pot amnesty at Aylett Nurseries, a trail of the independent shops in Harpenden, a women-only cycle ride, health walks, a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean” at the Odyssey Cinema, and concludes with The Know How Festival on Sunday 29th April.  This is a day-long fun, family-friendly event with workshops to share skills and knowledge, music, short films and local food.