Find out more about the Chancellor's 'Green Energy' grant..
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. #plasticfreejuly
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 just … Continue reading How to go #plasticfree Part 1: Plastic-Free Kitchen
I didn’t weed the veg bed for a full 6 weeks to start with as I had NO IDEA which green shoots were goodies or baddies..
Got a broken clock, a smashed bowl or a holey sock? Don’t be so quick to chuck, it’s time to fix, mend, and darn. The latest in our #lockdown Guest blogs series is from Sustainable St Albans volunteer Ali Hood. Ali is a Digital Content Producer with a strong interest in sustainability and has been … Continue reading Dare to Repair: 5 benefits of fixing your stuff
See the wonderful entries from our #lockdown competition - the district's under-18s showed us how they have been living sustainably.
Use lockdown to get to grips with sustainability by doing an online course - there are loads available - and free!
Saying Goodbye to the Green Kitchen - Heather's vegan cafe has been an active positive celebration of being vegan..
Read this fascinating guest blog all about the insects in the wildlife around you - by nature writer and artist Chloé Valerie Harmsworth
Dividing wildflower seeds became the new maths, penning a nature journal formed part of the English lesson and building a new garden pond was … good muddy fun!
Enter our under-18's Lockdown Competition - prizes to be won! Send us a photo, artwork, or writing about what you've been doing...
What are our options when it comes to environmentally conscious clothes shopping?
Has there ever been a stranger time to be an environmentalist? The changes we have encouraged for years and years, and have been told are next-to-impossible, have happened overnight, but in an utterly unfair way. For years, we have encouraged people to make changes in their lives to live more sustainably; to fly less, … Continue reading Reflections on lock-down from Sustainable St Albans
Organise a Playing Out scheme or a street party now and bring sustainability to your street! Come to one of our free information session across St Albans District and find out how!
Six year-old pupils on a school Eco Team complained to their teacher about the waste generated by the free school milk programme so their teacher, Andrea Bootle, decided it was time they took action.
Could you help us involve schools in next year's SustFest2020? Are you experienced in working with schools? Are you looking for some short-term voluntary work at the moment? We are looking for a volunteer to help us get schools involved in next year's Sustainabilty Festival - across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages. Last year's … Continue reading Looking for a schools co-ordinator for SustFest2020
The Ver Players - a ukelele group playing in St Albans - are dedicating their annual 2019 Charity Fund-raiser to Sustainable St Albans. We were thrilled - and decided to have a chat to find out more about the group... What are the Ver Players, when did they first get going, and where do they … Continue reading Ver Players talk to Sustainable St Albans
Seven streets in St Albans and Harpenden closed for up to 3 hours on Sunday 22nd September for World Car Free Day.
Friday 20 September saw hundreds of school children and supporting adults on strike for the Climate.
Climate Emergency report back Wed 9th Oct- see you there! St Albans District Council is holding a full council meeting at 7pm Wed 9th October 2019 at the council offices, St Albans - they will be reporting back on the Climate Emergency work. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend this meeting. You may … Continue reading Climate Emergency declaration 55 – 0 at St Albans District Council
This garden packs in a wide range of fruit and veg in just 10 square metres. A great opportunity to explore something very special with a pond, raised beds, fruit trees, compost bins and shaded seating areas.
Are you feeling outraged or depressed after watching #WarOnPlastic? There are active steps you can take: Catherine Ross from Sustainable St Albans is fired up - follow her tips to reduce the single use plastic in your life. KITCHEN * Open your fridge door and have a hard stare. What is unnecessary? Do you buy … Continue reading After Hugh: Your #WarOnPlastic
So, you're worried about climate change, you're aware of the issues, and you want to act. That's a great place to start .
Ayletts Nursery invite you to recycle your unwanted plastic garden pots - but did you know how much they are doing to reduce their carbon footprint?
Catharsis - fully feeling the crisis - we must somehow move through it so we are no paralysed - a strength comes out of that.
A change from ‘want/have’ economics to ‘need/ consider’ economics: the desperate and hysterical consumption of the 80s and 90s now looks decidedly distasteful and is being replaced by a borrow/reuse/packaging free/fewer-better kind of purchasing.
Anna Hardisty dares you to care about the climate emergency and tells you why you should sign the petition to St Albans District Council.
There are people who are really good at this stuff. They cycle everywhere, never go abroad, eat vegan food, and recycle everything. This blog is for those of us who know we could do a bit more. Sounds like you? Here are 10 painless ways to make a difference:
Humans have always intervened in the Green Economy to modify, accelerate, improve, divert and harvest the resources nature has presented to us...But we have never before tried to change the direction of nature’s travel.
Parents face an ecological dilemma with baby products - Mama Bamboo have come up with exciting way to reverse the #plasticpollution damage
why not join in the ECOED challenge for #SustFest19 – http://www.ecoedlife.com/ download the app before Thursday 9th May
Until 18 months ago, I ate meat – not loads, but usually a roast on a Sunday with the family (we have two teenage daughters) and the occasional midweek chicken curry or pork chop or sausages. And then that changed.
Dr Emily Spry tells you why, as a mother, she is involved with Extinction Rebellion in St Albans.