Thurs & Friday events #SustWeek18


Thursday 26th April


28239007_2023919054513118_3885415282660869675_oST ALBANS – A SUSTAINABLE CITY
St Albans BID
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

Drop by at our marquee to find out how you can #lovelocal and support your City’s businesses to flourish sustainably. You may even pick up some discounts and money-saving tips too!

http://www.stalbansbid.com


affinitysquad.jpgEVERY DROP COUNTS – STALL
Affinity Water
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

As part of creating a more sustainable St Albans, Affinity Water will be along side St Albans BID promoting water efficiency and the new Refill St Albans Campaign.

http://www.affinitywater.co.uk


Veolia_popupMEET MUNCH THE RECYCLING LORRY
Veolia UK Ltd
St Peter’s Street – West side St Albans AL1 3JE.
10am – 4pm.  FREE!

Munch the Lorry will be on tour – today in St Albans, encouraging children and their parents to put the right thing in the right bin. Come and meet Munch!

http://www.veolia.co.uk


AECOMtalk,jpgTHE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
AECOM
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.  Book: ant.wilson@aecom.com

http://www.aecom.com


woodcraft-folk-logoFREE WOODCRAFT FOLK – OUTDOOR TASTER SESSiON
St Albans District Woodcraft Folk
Nomansland Common – meet at Ferrers Lane Car Park AL4 8EJ.
6.15pm – 7.45pm.  FREE!

Come and play with the Woodcraft Folk -for children aged 6-9 and their families. All welcome. Arrive 6pm for 6.15pm start.  Email for info and to book your space. stalbanswoodcraftfolk@gmail.com

http://www.woodcraft-stalbans.org


Row of bicycles for rent in London, UKON THE RIGHT TRACK – TALK BY FORMER LIB DEM TRANSPORT MINISTER NORMAN BAKER
St Albans Liberal Democrats
Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XG.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Making transport affordable, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable. Former Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker talks on the revolution in transport systems. Norman was Managing Director of the solar-powered bus company ‘The Big Lemon’.

http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk/sustainable_stalbans_week

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Friday 27th April


28277291_2023928421178848_1664697287130432150_nBLAZING BLUES WOMEN ONLY BIKE RIDE
HSBC UK Breeze by British Cycling
Leave from Harpenden Cycles, Southdown, Harpenden AL5 1QQ.
10am – 2pm.  FREE!

We are heading along the lanes east of Harpenden, to a favourite chocolate shop! We colour code rides to help you choose. Blazing Blue rides are 20 – 30 miles and 9 – 11mph. Women only. Booking essential. Full details on booking.

http://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/blazing-blue-does-sust-week


HertsWASecond handSUSTAINABLE SWISH – CLOTHES SWAP
Hertfordshire WasteAware Partnership
Premier Inn, 1 Adelaide Street, St Albans AL3 5BH.
Drop off: 11am – 12 noon. Swishing event: 1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Drop off clothes/accessories to swap 11am – 12 noon; get tokens for items donated; have a coffee/go shopping.  Swishing event runs between 1pm – 4pm.

http://www.bit.ly/2rrgCb9


woodcraft-folk-logoFREE WOODCRAFT FOLK OUTDOOR TASTER SESSiON
St Albans District Woodcraft Folk
Nomansland Common – meet at Ferrers Lane Car Park AL4 8EJ.
6.15pm – 7.45pm.  FREE!

Come and play with the Woodcraft Folk – for children and young people in groups aged 6 – 9, 10 – 12 and 13 – 15. Arrive 6pm for 6.15pm start. Email for info and to book your space: stalbanswoodcraftfolk@gmail.com

http://www.woodcraft-stalbans.org


28058475_2023932431178447_3926740786652763021_nSUSTAINABILITY THINKING BOX
Thinking Box
Trinity URC, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
7.30pm – 10pm.  £3 on the door; £2 concessions.

Global Sustainability Thinking Box – Join us to watch two short films, each followed by facilitated small group and plenary discussions. (max 60).

http://www.meetup.com/ThinkingBox/events/246833338


VerPoetsECO POETRY
Ver Poets
St Michael’s Parish Centre next to the church , St Michael’s Street, AL3.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

Reading poems on Sustainability themes, written by members or selected from anthologies. Please, if you wish, bring your own poem to read, or just come to enjoy some poetry.  All welcome.

http://www.verpoets.co.uk

Wednesday Events

www.sustainablestalbans.org

Wednesday 25th April


JoConnorholy-blue-1LIFE AND LAND IN VERULAMIUM PARK – GUIDED TOUR
John O’ Conner (GM) Ltd
St Michaels Car Park, Verulamium Park AL3 4SW.
10am – 12 noon
and 2pm – 4pm.   FREE!

Guided tour of Verulamium Park discussing Roman history, history of the park, flora, fauna, ecotones and bio-diversity. Rain? Wrap up or get wet! Walks will still go ahead. http://www.johnoconner.co.uk


HertsHelp logoHERTFORDSHIRE WARMER HOMES SCHEME
National Energy Foundation (together with HertsHelp)
St Albans Market.
9am – 4.30pm.  FREE!

You may be entitled to free/discounted home energy improvements at Hertfordshire Warmer Homes Scheme.  Talk to us or contact info@hertshelp.net or 0300 123 4044.  http://www.nef.org.uk


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TOUR OF THE AGRIVERT ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITY
Agrivert
North London AD, Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath AL4 0PG.
10.30am – 11.30pm.  FREE!

Discover what happens to your food waste after it is collected from the kerbside. Parking limited. Sturdy footwear advisable.  Call: 01727 819466.  Booking essential: sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk  http://www.touragrivert.eventbrite.co.uk/s=7223900


Harpenden WalkingReading Library_imageHARPENDEN LIBRARY WALKING READING GROUP  (under 3 miles)
Harpenden Library
27 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU.
10.30am – 12 noon. Donation £1

Gentle stroll round Rothamsted Park discussing ‘The 100 year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson.  Refreshments. Booking is essential. In person or phone: 0300 123 4049. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


Shaker Party_St Albans LibrarySHAKER PARTY – FOR TODDlERS
St Albans Library
The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3JQ.
10.30am – 11.30am FREE! Donations welcome.

Help your toddler make a shaker and then play along with songs and rhymes! Please bring a single use plastic bottle you would otherwise throw away. (The library will have some too).  Book in person or phone 0300 123404.

Donations welcome. 1 ticket is for one adult and one child limited to 30 children and their adults. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries


28056116_2023901871181503_4450916738128946769_nSTORY TENT AND TEA TIME TALES
Story Tent at Trestle
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 OJQ.
10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm.  £6

A fun filled hour of interactive storytelling and craft with Kathryn Holt; telling a traditional tale: theme of reusing and passing skills from one generation to the next.  For idea of numbers, leave message on Story Tent at Trestle Facebook page or text 07758 667624. http://www.trestle.org.uk/participate/classes-workshops/story-tent


Asian HerbsOPEN HERB GARDEN – FOR ASIAN COOKING
Herts Asian Women’s Association
Habiba’s garden, CDA Community Gardens, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
11am – 2pm.  FREE!

We will show you what herbs to grow and how to use them in Asian dishes.  If it rains – wear suitable outdoor clothing.


ApsleyPaperMillPAPER MILL – FLAT AND WHITE AND GREEN ALL THROUGH
Frogmore Paper Mill
Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, HP3 9RY. Pay parking Durrants Hill Road car park HP3 9RG.
1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Recycling for over 100 years – see where paper from local schools gets recycled. Paper is fascinating. Join us: guest speakers, papermaking, mill tour. Learn about paper waste.  To book: email education@thepapertrail.org.uk or call 01442 234600.  http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk


EARthworksOPEN EVENING AND PROJECT LAUNCH WITH SEED AND SEEDLING SWAP
Earthworks, St Albans
Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
5.30pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Introducing our new project supporting communities and developing green spaces. Enjoy our gardens, seed/seedling swap, music and refreshments. http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk


mainCONNECTING TO NATURE THROUGH THE GREAT OUTDOORS – PANEL DISCUSSION
University of Hertfordshire
de Havilland Campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU.
6pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Expert speakers exploring the role of outdoor activities, from walking and food growing to outdoor learning, and how they can contribute to improved health and happiness.

https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2018/april/connecting-to-nature-in-the-great-outdoors


InterfaithFAITH: FRIEND OR FOE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Inter Faith St Albans
Board Room, Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill,
St Albans AL1 1HE.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Maintaining a sustainable environment is a faith issue. We will explore the who, what, why, when and how issues of working together on the impact of faith upon the environment.


greenhousingHOUSING FOR ALL – IS THERE A SUSTAINABLE WAY – TALK
St Albans & District Green Party
Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall, St Albans AL1 3XG.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

How can we ensure sustainable housing? A panel of expert speakers will outline the problems and some solutions. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.  http://www.sagreens.org.uk

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:

AECOMtalk,jpgTHE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
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


Allsopp[3]

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.