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CllrChiversLitterPIckWalks, Cycling and Outdoor Activities Page here. Are you up for a guided nature walk, womens’ only cycle ride or fancy seeing an ancient Iron Age fort or taking part in a community litter-pick?

Children and Young People’s Events Page here.  Choose from family walks, story-telling or arts and crafts.  There is an inspiring young people’s careerfair_1Green Careers Fair and the Green and Ethical Fashion exhibition. Also see the Sustainable Schools Training Day for schools or Tots playgroup/Real Nappies session.

This-Changes-Everything_FinalFilm and Art Exhibition Page here. Film buff? There are four films and a unique art exhibition.

GreenKitchen BistroFood & Drink Events Page  Perhaps an evening vegetarian bistro, locally sourced meal, visit to FoodSmiles or discounts on coffee or beer?

Talks, Tours and Events Page for something serious. Choose from the Sustainable Business Breakfast event, Natalie-Bennett-Natalie Bennett’s talk, the mini-reading group on ‘This Changes Everything’ or the discussion on creating a local sustainable economy or the Repair event.

Faith-related events here: talks, films,walks and more.

Photo: Redbourn Infant and Junior School

Schools’ Events – Over 20 schools’ events taking place in the school day – they have a page of their own click here.

WidP2Pyellow card onlyer community events page click here – for Faith Groups, Business, and Community Groups including scouts, guides, cubs, brownies and beavers – private events for group members.

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All Week Events


booksChildren’s Book Swap

All week exchange rather than buying new: donate a children’s book and take another away for free. 9am – 5pm at Oxfam, 11 Chequer Street,  St Albans AL1 3YJ Free


scoutsLibrary displays

All week display about Sustainable St Albans Week by Global Justice St Albans and  all week display for children on carbon footprints around the world, prepared by 9th St Albans Cubs. Library opening hours St Albans Central Library, Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans AL1 3HS. Organised by Global Justice St Albans and 9th St Albans Cubs


beershopThe Beer Shop Reusable Bag Week

All week customers who bring their own reusable bag, or purchase one of our reusable bags, receive 10% off any bottles purchased. Opening hours: Tue – Thur 11am – 7pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 4pm.  71 London Road, St Albans AL1 1LN. Organised by The Beer Shop.


CharliecoffeecupsCharlie’s Coffee and Company Reusable Cup Week

All week find out what Charlie does to keep her business as sustainable as possible. Present this programme to get 15% off her range of reusable coffee cups. Opening hours: Tues – Fri 11.30am – 4.30pm, Sat 8.30am – 12.30pm. 87 London Road, St Albans AL1 1LN. Organised by Charlie’s Coffee and Company.


Green KItchen 1The Green Kitchen: Permaculture: Working with nature for a better world.

All week enjoy the food in St. Albans’ new veggie café and read the display about permaculture. 9am – 4pm Mon/Thur/Sat 11am – 4pm Sun 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XP. Organised by The Green Kitchen.


courtyardcafeThe Courtyard Cafe: Locally sourced food

The menu all this week will include home-grown vegetables and homemade jam from Transition St Albans members. Come and find out more about growing your own! Tues – Sat 8.30am – 5pm 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR. Organised by The Courtyard Cafe


BREHouseFREE Self-guided tour of BRE Innovation Park

All week visit this flagship park of test houses which showcase sustainable buildings, landscape designs and innovative low carbon materials and technologies. To book, email enquiries@bre.co.uk stating date and time you wish to attend (tours approx. 1 hour). Quote ‘Sustainable St Albans’ to get free admission. See more here: http://www.bre.co.uk/eventdetails.jsp?id=14186  Organised by BRE. Free


AylettsPlant Pot Amnesty and Coffee Grounds for your compost!

All week Aylett Nurseries are holding a plant pot amnesty – bring in your unwanted plastic pots! They are also giving away coffee grounds from the Dhalia Coffee Shop for your compost.


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Thursday 26th November Events


Networking Breakfast and Collaboration Event at the Celtic Harmony camp – 26th November 2015 from 8am

The Green Triangle are about to embark on an exciting collaboration with Environmental Population, and to assist in this process we are holding a transition event in order to bring the members from both organisations together, along with other businesses who are interested in all things green. See:  http://www.thegreentriangle.org/events.html


GreenSchoolsTrainingDayThurs 26th: Sir John Lawes Sustainable Schools Training Day  9.30am – 2.45pm

Attend workshops and share ideas for sustainability work in schools. For pupils from primary and secondary schools in St Albans and District and their teachers. Open to all schools in the district. Places must be pre-booked; please contact hcox@sjl.herts.sch.uk. Annabels Farmschool, Kinsbourne Green AL5 3PR Organised by Sir John Lawes School. Free


Thurs 26th Stories of Then and Now 3 -4 pm

Come listen to tales for adults: tales of destruction; tales of hope for the future. In the (back) Dining Room at The Courtyard Café, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 Organised by Davina Malcom Transition Streets Kimpton 3RR Free


Environment MattersThurs 26th: Environment Matters on Radio Verulam 92.6fm

Environment Matters will be on air just after noon, as part of the Local Life Show. Free


GreenKitchen BistroThurs 26th: Autumn-themed bistro evening

The Green Kitchen invite you to their bistro evening with delicious plant-based food, using as many organic and UK – sourced ingredients as possible – at St Albans’ new veggie café. To book call 01727 753661. 7pm – 10pm 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XP. Note this is not a free event.


TSAcarbon-footprint-6361511 (1)Thurs 26th: Cutting Your Carbon Footprint 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Come along to find out about practical actions that individuals and households can take to cut their carbon footprint, including training to use our Harpenden thermal imaging camera. Talk and discussion. Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2LX Organised by Transition St Albans. Free


journey of universeThurs 26th: ‘Journey of the Universe’ film  7.30pm

From the Big Bang to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, this film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. 7.30pm – 9.30pm The Octagon, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3HG Organised by St Albans Diocese. Free


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Friday 27th November Events

Nappy babyFri 27th: Real nappies – Tots Playgroup special session 9.30-11am.

Tots playgroup with information on using real nappies – Ask questions, find out more and get £50 cash reward against the cost of buying cloth or free starter kit worth over £100 with 6 nappies and all you need to know to get started. Brought to you by Waste Aware, the partnership of councils in Herts 9.30-11am at St Paul’s Church Office, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP www.wasteaware.org.uk/realnappies 


This-Changes-Everything_FinalFri 27th: This Changes Everything’  Film and panel discussion 7.30pm

A film about climate change – provocative, compelling and empowering.The film asks: is confronting the climate crisis the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? After-film panel and Q&A on Climate Change: How should we respond? Organised by the Divest Herts campaign. Book online https://v1.bookwhen.com/this-changes-everything. £6/£3 conc.


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Saturday 28th November Events


TradingPost2Sat 28th: Trading Post @ The Foragers  10am – 11am

Trade your homegrown/homemade produce for something different at our friendly food swap. Make use of surplus, avoid waste, share skills, try something new! All welcome. The Foragers
@ The Verulam Arms, 41 Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 4QE Organised by The Trading Post. Free


SSAWeekteamSat 28th: Making Connections 10am – 12pm

Everyone who has organised an event for Sustainable St Albans Week is invited to this celebration and networking event. Come prepared to be inspired, to share what you’ve achieved, and make connections with all sorts of useful and interesting people. Mid morning cuppa and cake included.
For information, email sustweek@transitionstalbans.org. Venue: St.Albans Council Chamber Civic Centre, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3JE Organised by Transition St Albans, Friends of the Earth St Albans. Free


Baha'i walkarts Sat28thSat 28th: Spiritual walk with arts and crafts 10am – 12pm

Finding inspiration for arts, value self and environment. Harpenden Quaker Meeting House,
12 Southdown Road, Harpendend AL5 1PD Organised by The Baha’i community of St Albans and District  Free


RepairposterpicSat 28th: Repair Event 10am – 1pm

Zapped a zip? Your toaster’s toast? Laggardly laptop? Broken bike? DIY disaster? Don’t despair – repair! Bring along anything you can carry for our experts to examine, offer advice, and if possible, repair. Experts in needlework and DIY will be on hand, experienced fixers from The Restart Project will be undaunted by anything electrical or electronic, or get a free bike check from Cycle Tech Herts. Refreshments available. 10am – 1pm in the Foyer, St Albans City and District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3JE. Organised by St Albans City and District Council’s Waste and Recycling Team, Cycle-Tech Hertfordshire and with volunteers from The Restart Project. Free


vervalleySat 28th: Nature Walk 10am – 3pm

How Wood/St Albans Abbey Stations A linear walk (approx. 5 hours): How Wood to St Albans for Ver Valley wildlife.  Bring lunch and suitable outdoor clothing – wellies are recommended as it is muddy in several places.Meet at the western end of Hyde Lane in How Wood. Return to How Wood from St Albans by train (£2 with group save). Alternatively, meet at St Albans Abbey station (parking £2.50 all day) at 09:55 to catch the 10.02 to How Wood (£2 with group save). No need to book, but call Call Joe Gray on 01727 790666 ”
(7 – 9pm) if you have any questions. Organised by the British Naturalists Association Free


IMG_3550Sat 28th Sopwell History Walk – the Norman Connection 1.45pm – 3.30pm

A simple 2/3 mile walk, led by one of Sopwell’s most knowledgeable residents, Chris Pudsey,visiting Sopwell’s historic pointers of interest. Participants will discover how this area of St Albans has been able to maintain a strong ‘rural’ element whilst being part of the residential area of southern St Albans. Meet at Mandeville Drive next to Mandeville JMI School, AL1 2LE. If you intend to come, please contact Jennifer: rykjen@aol.com or 01727 835747 Organised by Sopwell Residents Association. Free


Cowspiracy-InfographicSat 28th: FREE The Odyssey screens: ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ 10.45 am

A feature-length environmental documentary uncovering the most destructive industry facing the planet today. To book, go to http://odysseypictures.co.uk/  Morning screening at 10.45am The Odyssey 166 London Road St Albans AL1 1PG Organised by Susan Leggott with the support of The Odyssey. FREE


Cathedral panelsSat 28th: Invitation only: Coming together to create a more Sustainable St Albans 2pm

This will be a facilitated discussion, lead by BRE, for an invited group of individuals from local voluntary, public and private sector organisations. All the groups invited already contribute
towards the sustainability of our city and district, in different ways. By networking and collaborating we will find links that help us all achieve more, and move us towards a vision of a
more Sustainable St Albans. By invitation only. Apply: sustweek@transitionstalbans.org. Organised by Sustainable StAlbans Week. Free


CDASat 28th: Fruit Tree Pruning Training Session 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Community Garden, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TT (Next field to Earthworks) To book, please email Kate.belinis@cdaherts.org.uk. Organised by CDA Herts. Free


St Luke'sSat 28th: Save it, Save us. 2.30pm – 5pm

Advent Workshop, Cafe and Thanksgiving on the theme of  recycling. 2.30pm – 5pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, 1 Sherwood Avenue, St Albans AL4 9QA. Organised by St Mary’s Marshalswick. Free


Baha'iFaithSacredSpaceSat28Sat 28th: Sacred Space 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Music and readings on the environment to reflect upon Sat 28th Nov 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD Organised by The Baha’i community of St Albans and District. Light refreshments with conversation to follow. Free


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Past Events


clock-tower-jrSat 21st Nov Launch Event 10.30 – 3.30pm in St Albans market by The Clocktower.

The Mayor opens the week at 10.30am.

The Civic Society invite you to climb the Clocktower; Computer Friendly help you work out your carbon footprint; ukelele supergroup Katie’s Jumping Fleas make the music!

There will be stalls on water-saving; GreenSpaces and allotments, and recycling. We also expect an electric car display and a stall from Population Matters further down the street.


Don'tforgettoFlushartexhibitionSat 21st Nov Launch afternoon: Don’t Forget to Flush Art Exhibition and Talks 12.30 – 5pm

Nude Tin Gallery Art Exhibition, Talks and Give-aways 12.30 – 5pm. ‘Don’t Forget to Flush’ exhibition looks at how a lack of sanitation affects us globally and what solutions can be implemented. Talks at 1pm and 3pm on water-saving; 2pm on innovative compost solutions. 12.30pm – 5pm at  The Nude Tin Can Gallery, 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JS Kids Art competition Leaflet 2015 click here  FREE


 

Sat 21st November Events


population matters_Sat 21st: A Sustainable St Albans needs a Sustainable Population – Stall 8.30am – 4.30pm

St Albans Market, St Albans AL1 3JE – Population Matters organising this stall, raising awareness about population and its effect on sustainability. Visit the stall and have some fun with the new population counter. See if you can keep up with the speed at which the world’s population is growing! Small prizes for anyone who can keep up Free


Electric Blue taxiSat 21st: Electric Car display and rides all day

Alban Arena, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD

Electric cars offer an exciting, efficient and more sustainable alternative to petrol and diesel. This is your chance to find out what they are and have a go in one! Organised by Autovolt Free


womanbikeSat 21st: Five Miles to Fabulous – women only cycle ride 9.30am

The final Five Miles to Fabulous Ride of 2015 will celebrate Sustainable St Albans Week with a cycle ride on Saturday 21 November, 9.30am from Morrisons, Hatfield Road – meet by the cycle stands. This is a gently paced women only cycle ride, organised by South Herts CTC. Route will include the Green Ring, the cycling and walking circular route around St Albans that is now nearing completion. We will try and feature other sustainable features of interest too.

You don’t need to be a member, or book in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy machine, and at this time of year, warm and waterproof clothing. Also some money for the coffee stop – although the rides are gently paced, the group likes to stop for refreshment, typically at a café, jumble sale or garden centre. The leader does like to find interesting places to visit: the September ride visited an Open Studio and the October ride took in a local orchard. Distance is nominally five miles, can be more or less, and the route uses traffic free routes and quiet lanes as much as possible. Most of the rides start from St Albans, but there are occasional rides from Harpenden too. For more information about the rides contact the ride leader Rona Wightman on 01727 836470 or to read about previous bike rides visit www.southhertsctc.org.uk/Cycle/five-miles-to-fabulous. Organised by the local group of the national Cyclists’ Touring Club.


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Sat 21st: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust AGM & Members Day 10-3.30pm

The Trust works to create an environment rich in wildlife for everyone across Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The AGM is a chance for members to learn about our plans for the future and our achievements this year. Registration from 10.00am and for those who wish to explore our reserve book a place on our 1.30pm guided walk: Book online click here Wilstone Village Hall, Tring, HP23 4PE


BughotelposterSat 21st: Constructing a Bug Hotel 10 – 12pm

Join us as we begin the construction of a bug hotel in the grounds of St Julian’s Church, 3 Abbots Avenue, St Albans AL1 3HY. Organised by The Paris of St Stephen and St Julian – All Welcome! Free



CllrChiversLitterPIckSat 21st: Community Litter Pick 10.30 – 11.30am

Get together in the fresh air and do something for the good of our community! Cllr Chivers provides the bags, gloves and pickers, or bring your own. Verulamium Park St Albans. Meet at the top of the causeway (the stretch of footpath that leads from the lake to the King Harry Park entrance). Organised by Cllr Chivers. Free


Baha'i walkarts Sat28thSat 21st: Spiritual walk with arts and crafts 10.30am

Finding inspiration for arts, value self and environment. 10.30am – 12.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD Organised by the Bah’ai Community St Albans Free


VerParkSat 21st: Guided walk in Verulamium Park 2pm – 3.30pm

Find out how the Park is managed sustainably.  No need to book. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07587 632379. 2pm – 3.30pm Meet at Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s, St Albans AL3 5SW Organised by John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Free


FoEsupperSat 21st: Bring and Share Vegetarian Supper 7pm -10pm

All are welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share and to try other dishes. Families welcome. To book, go to: www.stalbansfoe.org. Please pay for your pre-reserved ticket on the door, which
includes a glass of local organic apple juice and dessert cooked by St.Paul’s Transition Group. St Paul’s Church, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JP Organised by Friends of the Earth and St Pauls Transition Group £3


Theendoftheline_filmstill4Sat 21st: ‘The End of the Line’ Film  7.30pm

Imagine a world without fish. ‘The End of the Line’ is a wake up call to the world. For more information on film click here – end of the line  Full bar and snacks available. To book, email social@sasac.co.uk. 7.30pm, bar open until 10:30pm St Albans Sub Aqua Club, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 1HJ Recommended donation £5 7:30pm


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Sunday 22nd November Events


heartwood2Sun 22nd: Winter Planting Day at Heartwood Forest  10am – 3pm

Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ (Meet at the Heartwood Forest car park)
Come and be a part of the creation of Heartwood Forest! Please dress appropriately – it can be cold and muddy. Refreshments are available to buy. No need to book, just turn up on the day and please bring a spade if you have one. For more information please email heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk. Organised by the Woodland Trust Free


ParkSTPickerswasteSun 22nd: Community litter pick with a recycling twist 10am – 12pm

Park Street Recreation Ground AL2 2NE . Meet at the carpark Litter pickers, bags and hi-viz vests will be provided. Please bring gloves and appropriate clothing. No need to book. In case of very bad weather on the day, check with park_street_pickers@yahoo.co.uk. Organised by Park Street Pickers  Free


St Lukes reflectionSun 22nd: Climate Change – a Christian response 10.30am

The ethical and spiritual dimension of climate change – and then a practical discussion of what we need to do to make a difference. St Luke’s Church 46 Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans AL1 5QJ Organised by St Luke’s Church. Free


bowmans-lakes-21521Sun 22nd: Guided walk at Tyttenhanger Lakes  10.30am – 12.30pm

The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are inviting you to explore the lakes with various winter birds to see so bring your binoculars! No need to book.  In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 01462 623667.  10.30am – 12.30pm Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits, Colney Heath, AL2 1QA
(Meet by the church) Free.


sandridgeSun 22nd: Sandridge Family Walk  10.30am – 12.30pm

Jersey Farm Woodland Park, Sandridge.  Join us for a 5km family walk around the beautiful areas of Sandridge. No need to book. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07789 485052. Meet opposite Woodland House, St Helier Road, Sandridge, AL4 9LQ. Organised by Sandridge Parish Council. 


harpendenfarmersmarketSun 22nd: Harpenden Farmers Market & Christmas Lights

Harpenden Farmers Market and Christmas Lights. FoodSmiles St Albans stall. 12pm – 6pm Harpenden Free


Trestle craft Sun 22Sun 22nd: Replay! @ The Live Music Project 2pm – 5pm

Live acoustic music by local artists. Family friendly activities: come and turn recycled stuff into Art. Explore what you can do with everyday junk: invent, create and play! Refreshments available. 2pm – 5pm Trestle Arts Base, Russett Drive, St Albans AL4 0DU Organised byTrestle Arts Base and Kathryn Holt from Story Tent Free


QuakerssaleSun 22nd: Sale of home produced and recycled goods 12.30-1.30pm

For our own members and people living in the vicinity of the Friends Meeting House. Free tea and coffee. 12.30pm – 1.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD Organised by St Albans Quakers. Free


foodsmilesSun 22nd: FoodSmiles Open Day Drop-in 1pm – 4pm

Hammonds End Farm, Redbourn Lane, Harpenden AL5 2AY FoodSmiles members work together to grow veg and share everything they produce. Come and see the organic growing site, find out about their aims and visions, ask your own home-growing questions. Organised by FoodSmiles St Albans. Refreshments available. Free


 

Monday 23rd November Events


TSAcarbon-footprint-6361511 (1)Mon 23rd: Cutting your Carbon Footprint 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Come along to find out about practical actions that individuals and households can take to cut their carbon footprint. Talk and discussion. 7.30pm – 9.30pm  The Parish Centre St Michael’s Street,
St Albans AL3 4SL Organised by Transition St Albans. Free


VVSActionGroupSopwellManorMeadowsNov14005Mon 23rd: River Ver conservation 10am – 1pm

Verulam Golf Course.  Help to clear vegetation blockages and overhanging trees in the
river channel. To book please contact Sue Frearson, team leader (email sue.frearson@ which.net).  Organised by the Ver Valley Society


yogaMon 23rd: Free Yoga Class  6-7pm

Health and happiness is one of the 10 Sustainability themes of the Week. Come along to try out yoga! 6 – 7pm beginners class or 7:15pm – 8:45pm intermediate class. Organised by The Yoga Hall. Free if you bring a copy of this Programme.


 

 Mon 23rd: Community Voice on Design in St Albans 7pm – 9pm

Informal discussion on how the Look! St Albans Charrette process helps develop well-designed, beautiful buildings in StAlbans City Centre. 7pm – 9pm The Peahen, 14 London Rd, St Albans AL1 1NG Organised by Look! St Albans Free


soroptimistsMon 23rd: Talk by Lush Cosmetics 8 – 10pm

The Soroptimist St Albans group are hosting a talk with Charis Jennings from Lush Cosmetics – she will explain Lush sustainability policies, ethics and products (e.g. sourcing, providing work for women in a safe environment and recycling). The evening will come to life with hand and arm massages using Lush massage bars. As if that’s not enough – there will also be an opportunity to purchase some Lush products (fab Christmas gifts!). Also if anyone has been collecting the coloured plastic milk bottle container tops please bring them and Lush will take them for recycling. All welcome please email sistalbans@hotmail.com so we know to expect you.  Chiswell Green United Reform Church, Watford Rd, St Albans AL2 3HG £2.


beesMon 23rd The Disappearing Bee and its Life History 8pm – 10pm

Join the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Mid Herts Local Group for a talk by David Brown – The Disappearing Bee and its Life History. David is a bee keeper with over 15 years experience with the Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association. At Howlands Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City, Herts , AL7 4RS No booking required. Free


Tuesday 24th November Events


Breakfast-Briefing-Logo-300x93Tues 24th: AECOM Sustainability Breakfast Briefing  8 – 10am

Best practice presentations and panel Q&A by local experts; AECOM (Building, Environment, Transport and Water groups). This event is targeted at local businesses but interested individuals are welcome to attend. To book please email ann.cahill@aecom.com. AECOM House, 63 – 77 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3ER Organised by AECOM Free


Environment MattersTues 24th: Radio Verulam 92.6fm Environment Matters  12pm

Environment Matters on Radio Verulam 92.6fm will be on air just after noon, as part of the Local Life Show.


Version 2Tues 24th: Story Tent Imagine, Play, Create. 1.30 – 2.30pm and 4 – 5pm

With a sustainability theme A fun-filled hour of professional storytelling and captivating craft. For pre-school children (ages 2 – 5 yrs) and their parents/guardians. No need to book, but helpful if you can text your intention to come 07758 667624. Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ Organised by Story Tent £6


ReadingTheBookPhoto_CroppedTues 24th: This Changes Everything reading group 7.30pm -9.30pm

Global Justice St Albans – Join us as we discuss ‘This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein.
Choose a chapter to concentrate on and share your thoughts with others. Please email globaljusticestalbans@gmail.com if you are thinking of coming. 7.30 – 9.30pm The Speckled Hen Pub, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XG Organised by Global Justice St Albans. Free


Natalie-Bennett-Tues 24th: Natalie Bennett: ‘How can we make climate change a political priority?’  Doors open 7.30pm

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett talks and takes your questions on how to get politicians to do more about climate change. Refreshments. No Booking required. Free Doors 7.30pm Start 8pm. End 9.30pm Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RD Organised by St Albans District Green Party. Free.


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Wednesday 25th November Events


birds-pattern-flight-LeeroyWed 25th: Birds and Wildlife of Cassiobury Park  10.30am-12.30pm

Cassiobury Park, Watford WD18 7LG (Meet in the car park at the end of Gade Avenue) Walk and optional pub lunch. Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford. To book please email st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk and say whether you would like to car-share to get there (preferred).  Organised by St Albans RSPB Group £1


BricketwoodcommonWed 25th: Guided walk of Bricketwood Common  10.30am – 12pm

Bricketwood Common, Bricket Wood AL2 3XT (School Lane entrance) Find out how the Common is managed sustainably. No need to book. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07587 632379. Organised by John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Free


StorytentchildrenWed 25th: Imagine, Play, Create…with a sustainability theme daytime for children 2-5 years

A fun-filled hour of professional storytelling and captivating craft. For pre-school children (ages 2 – 5 yrs) and their parents/ guardians. 10.30 – 11.30am and 1.30 – 2.30pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ No need to book, but helpful if you can text your intention to
come 07758 667624. Organised by Story-Tent.


aubreyparkWed 25th: Exploring Redbourn’s Ancient Iron Age Fort and Village Museum 1pm – 3pm

Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn AL3 7AF A walk promoting our local sustainability by showcasing the history that lies within our local area. Free refreshments and
cake on arrival. No need to book. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact Ruth to confirm 07860 357355. Organised by Aubrey Park Hotel and Redbourn Museum.  Free


RothamstedWed 25th: Tales of Willow 1pm to 4pm

Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden AL5 2JQ An engaging and interactive event covering the past, present and future uses of willow. The event includes a walk to the National Willow Collection, so wrap up well.

The event, which is free to attend, will begin in the Fowden Hall of Rothamsted’s Conference Centre with a tale of the past, present and future uses of willow. Guests will then be led on a winter’s walk of Rothamsted’s farm estate that will also include a visit to the National Willow Collection. During the walk guests will hear about the Institute’s long standing and on-going research on willow for bioenergy and biofuels, willow breeding and willow chemistry. Guests will then return to the Plaza of the Conference Centre to enjoy hot drinks and teatime treats.

Book a free ticket via the Eventbrite link http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/events/teatime-tales-willow. Organised by Rothamsted Research. Free


careerfair_1Wed 25th: Green Careers Fair 6pm – 8pm

Careers event organised by St Albans Youth Council aimed at secondary school pupils and their parents. Hear from dynamic young adults making careers in sustainable roles -university lecturers to house designers. Hear what they do, how they reached their goals and advice for following in their footsteps. Information stalls, including Youth Connexions, University of Hertfordshire  and Oaklands College. Committee Rooms St Albans City and District Council, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3JE Free. More information on Youth Council website here


GreenFashionoxfamWed 25th: Get Creative with Green and Ethical Fashion Competition 6 – 8.15pm

St Albans Youth Council and Harpenden Youth Council  with Youth Connexions are inviting young people aged 11-25 years to enter this competition on Green Fashion and Accessories. See the final exhibition on Wed 24th November at the Civic Centre, St Albans 6 – 8.15pm.

To find our more about the competition see Youth Council website click here


Baha'i walkartscraftsSat21stWed 25th: Side by side: how can faith communities contribute to a sustainable future? 7.45-10pm

A talk by Barney Leith O.B.E., Chair of the Faith Based Regeneration Network UK . Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD. Organised by the Bah’ai Community St Albans. Free.


sustainable economyWed 25th: How To Create A Sustainable Local Economy In St Albans District  7.30pm

How can we take an alternative approach to our local economy for the benefit of St Albans District? Talks and discussion.  7.30pm – 9.30pm Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans AL1 3XQ Organised by St Albans Sustainable Economy Group. Free


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