Is it too late to register an event?
Answer: Registration has officially closed but you can still join in with your own event. Click here to visit our “It’s not too late” page.
- Where Can I see information about last year – 2018 Sustainable StAlbans Week
Click here to see information about 2018
2. What kind of event/activities can we run?
Answer: Groups will run all sorts of innovative and interesting activities during the Sustainability Festival 2019. It can be a one-off event or, even better, you can use the #3weeks as an opportunity to launch a new piece of work. Choose something that fits with your group’s objectives and is also related to environmental sustainability. click here for our Ideas Page
There will also be an opportunity to take part in our Market Takeover on Sat 19th May – there will be stalls, events, and more.
3. What geographical area does the week cover?
The week covers the St Albans District *across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages*
4. How do I know what other events are happening?
Answer: As groups or individuals confirm events/activities they will formally register the event with us. We are hoping to list all activities this year, as we confirm events. If you have any questions about events please email us click here
5. I dont want to run the same event as someone else – how can I make sure?
Answer: Please contact us if you want to discuss your event, we will be co-ordinating the activities. If your event is aimed mainly at your group, there is no need to worry about other events-with hundreds of people involved there will always be some overlap. We have spread the event over #3Weeks this year to try and avoid event clashes.
6. Are there any events open to the general public?
Answer: Yes, most events are open to the general public, and some events are open to members only e.g. schools events, some businesses, some faith groups etc. There are different kinds of public events, from talks and events to films and bike rides. If you need to find out more please contact us here.
7. Should my event be open to the public?
Answer: It’s totally up to you! The aim is for your event to be of interest to your own members first! If you want to open it to the public, that’s fine as well. However the power of the week is that groups across the district involve and engage their own members to think about sustainable living so many different individuals and groups are involved.
8. What does it mean to ‘support’ the event – do we have to pay anything?
Answer: Taking part is free. You do not have to pay anything, although we welcome donations. If you tell us you want to ‘support’ the event, then we would like to include your logo/name on our website – to help encourage others to join in as well. We expect that ‘supporters’ will be thinking about what activity or event that they will put on in the next few months. You are not committing to anything until you ‘register’ the event from January 2nd to Jan 31st, when we will include your agreed event/activity in our programme of events – if you want. Private events will remain private and if you ask, we will not include them in the brochure.
9. Who is responsible for health and safety and insurance for the event or activity I run?
Answer: You/your organisation is wholly responsible for the health and safety of your event. We suggest that you do a risk assessment of the activity you want to run: brainstorm everything you think that might go wrong – make sure you remove serious risks, and put actions in place to reduce the risks of anything else going wrong. See here for a risk assessment template: Risk Assessment Template – Smaller group You should also consider putting public liability insurance in place if you plan to run an event which involves the public, or other insurance that you may need. If you want to read more see this government website ‘A Can Do Guide’. Sustainable St Albans will not be responsible for any activities run by groups or organisations.
10. Who organises the week?
Answer: The week is organised by a partnership of Sustainable St Albans (formerly Transition St Albans) and St Albans Friends of the Earth. St Albans District Council also provides some support for the week. We seek funding from various sources, including The National Lottery, local grants, Gold Sponsors and advertisers in the brochure.
11. Can I advertise my event?
Answer: When you register your event, we will add it free to the listings in the brochure. If you want a bigger advert, you can pay for this. Please contact us for prices email click here