Our Planet Events

Our Planet Our Future continues… with events and videos.

Our Planet Our Future was a festival of ideas about sustainability, featuring local speakers presenting interesting and sometimes novel perspectives about moving towards a more sustainable life and lower carbon economy.

The event was held at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden on 21st April 2018.  We are delighted to make videos of those talks available for you to watch at your convenience.   Which one will you watch first?  Videos of the talks are available here and also our You Tube channel here.

We also had an art installation on the day, with three trees sponsored by Ayletts, upon which delegates wrote their sustainability pledges on parcel labels. These trees are now being planted across the District. The first of the trees, a Silver Birch, was planted in Leyton Green by Harpenden Town Mayor, Cllr David Heritage on Tuesday 6th November 2018 (see below for photos).


Our Planet Our Future continues at The Harpenden Arms

a series of four evening talks


The first event, Low Impact Christmas took place on 20th November.  Over 40 people gathered at The Harpenden Arms for an evening of talks, discussion and inspiration.  Photos and a summary of the ideas discussed at the event are below; ideas can also be downloaded here.


Our next event is:

Carolina Karlstrom, Low Carbon Lifestyle

Monday 14th January 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.

Carolina will discuss the opportunities and challenges to living a low carbon lifestyle, seeking to inspire!

No one can do everything and we can all do something.

Join us for an inspiring evening with our guest speaker and opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking.

the event is free, book here

** more about Carolina**

Carolina is a mother, partner, blogger, entrepreneur, hobby-poet, sister and daughter – wanting to make positive change in the world.

Carolina has extensive experience from the clean energy/sustainability sector, and have recently finished her MSc in Sustainability at Ashridge Business School. She is an inspirational blogger, writing guest blogs for https://www.edie.net/and The Planet Mark. Aiming to show how individual passion can create change, she leads the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) network in London, this is a grassroots network of change makers raising awareness, connecting people and inspiring to action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Carolina loves walking in nature – in fact her MSc thesis was all about walking!

Carolina’s blog is lowcarbonwoman.com
www.jadeadvisory.com


Our Planet Our Future continues at The Harpenden Arms

The first event “Low Impact Christmas” 20th November 2018.

Our speakers were:

  • Tania from The Refill Pantry – getting rid of packaging
  • Amanda from Plastic Free St Albans – making Christmas plastic free
  • Heather from The Green Kitchen – ideas for a greener Christmas
  • Susheel from Sustainable St Albans – giving low impact gifts

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See our Low Impact Festivities page here for ideas for gifts, celebrations and how to enjoy your festival LOW-IMPACT style!


** Dates for your diary.. further Our Planet Our Future events **

Monday 11th February and Monday 11th March

All these meetings will be held in the upstairs room at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR (a short walk from Harpenden Station).

We are grateful to The Harpenden Arms for their support for these events.


Our Planet Our Future Speakers and their videos

Through generous funding from the Harpenden Trust, we can provide video of the talks for those who were unable to attend the live event here and also our You Tube channel here.


The Art Installation & Tree Plantings

We also had an art installation on the day, with three trees sponsored by Ayletts, upon which delegates wrote their sustainability pledges on parcel labels. These trees are being planted across the District.

The first of the trees, a Silver Birch, was planted in Leyton Green by Harpenden Town Mayor, Cllr David Heritage on Tuesday 6th November 2018. 

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Thank you to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers