- Where Can I see information about the first week in 2015
Click here to see information about last year 2015.
2. What kind of event/activities can we run?
Answer: You will run all sorts of innovative and interesting activities during SuStAinable StAlbans Week. It can be a one-off event or, even better, you can use the week 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
3. What area does the week cover?
The week covers the St Albans District *including 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 and we list it on our website. However we don’t expect people to confirm events until mid-September.
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.
6. Are there any events open to the general public?
Answer: Yes, some events are open to the general public, and some events are open to members only . There are different kinds of public events being run on most evenings, from talks and events to films. 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 so many different individuals and groups are involved.
8. What does it mean to ‘support’ the event – do we have to pay anything?
Answer: You do not have to pay anything. 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 November. You are not committing to anything until you ‘register’ the event by September 16th, when we will include your agreed event/activity in our programme of events – if you want. Private events can remain private.
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. You should also ensure that you have public liability insurance in place if you plan to run an event which involves the public, or other insurance that you may need. 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 Transition St Albans and St Albans Friends of the Earth. St Albans District Council also support the week. We seek funding from various sources, and this year we have two Gold Sponsors from local businesses: JPA Furniture and Kingston Smith.