Talks, Tours & Discussion

Don'tforgettoFlushartexhibitionLaunch afternoon Sat 21st November:  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.

BREHouseAll Week: FREE 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 stating date and time you wish to attend (tours approx. 1 hour). Organised by BRE. Quote ‘Sustainable St Albans’ to get free admission. See more here:  Free

St Lukes reflectionSun 22nd November: 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

TSAcarbon-footprint-6361511 (1)Mon 23rd November: 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

look st albansMon 23rd November: 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

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

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

The Soroptimist St Albans group are hosting a talk by Lush Cosmetics. Lush source sustainably and help women to have work in a secure environment. Hand and arm massages available during the evening. £2. Chiswell Green United
Reform Church, Watford Rd, St Albans AL2 3HG

Breakfast-Briefing-Logo-300x93Tues 24th November: 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 AECOM House, 63 – 77 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3ER Organised by AECOM Free

Environment MattersTues 24th November: 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.

ReadingTheBookPhoto_CroppedTues 24th November: 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 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 November: 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.

RothamstedWed 25th November: 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. Book a free ticket via the Eventbrite link Organised by Rothamsted Research. Free

Baha'i walkartscraftsSat21stWed 25th November: 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 November: 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


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:


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

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

TSAcarbon-footprint-6361511 (1)Thurs 26th November: 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

repairposterSat 28th: Repair Event 10am – 1pm

Ripped jeans? Toaster won’t pop? We will have experts in needlework, DIY and electrical repair so if you would like to learn how to repair, come along and bring small items with you. Free bike checks available from Cycle Tech Herts. Refreshments available. 10am – 1pm in the Foyer, St Alban’s District Council Officers, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street,St Albans AL1 3JE Organised by St Albans District Council Waste Team and Cycle-Tech Hertfordshire. Free

SSAWeekteamSat 28th November: Making Connections  10am – 12pm

Everyone who has organised an event for Sustainable St Albans Week is invited to Speed Networking and celebration 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. Please let us know you plan to come: email  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

Sat 28th November: 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: Organised by Sustainable StAlbans Week. Free

Baha'iFaithSacredSpaceSat28Sat 28th November: 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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