#SustFest19 events

Sat 11th May – Sat 1st June 2019

3 Weeks of 150+ sustainability events across
St Albans, Harpenden and the villages

It’s our district – we love it! And we want to make it sustainable
for generations to come.

The programme is out on Friday 5th April.  Pick up your copy from key locations across the district or see online.

Highlights below…..

Market Takeover 19th May 2019 11am-5pmimage

Flagship #SustFest19 event! Stalls, music, food and activities all aimed at helping residents reduce their carbon footprint. St Albans Market.

Click here to read all about Market Takeover

For all the Family

  • #TapChat events with Affinity WaterFamily
  • Community Sports Day in St Albans
  • Visit Herts County Show – including some great sustainable stalls such as Herts Bees and FestiWool
  • Join a sustainable picnic at Veralamium Park – with Mama Bamboo
  • National Mills Weekend at Redbournbury Mill
  • Pre-schooler activities in Wheathampstead, Harpenden and St Albans
  • Meet Munch the Recycling lorry in Harpenden or St Albans centres
  • Go River Dipping
  • Story telling
  • Taster Session with the Woodcraft Folk

Sustainable Food

  • Allotment open daysFood
  • Community growing project open days
  • Grow Asian herbs
  • Sample vegan food at a cooking demo
  • Do a free sustainable cooking course
  • Learn to make bread
  • Eat a vegetarian lunch for charity
  • Tour the Agrivert Recycling facility and see where your waste food ends up

Get your hands dirty

  • Plant and weed at a community growing projectHandsDirty
  • Go on a litter pick with other residents in Harpenden or St Albans
  • Help tidy up Wheathampstead
  • Go “plogging” in Redbourn

Mend and Repair

  • Go to an Upcycling and Repair FairMend
  • Swap crafting supplies
  • Learn how to mend your things
  • Recycle hand tools
  • Learn to upcycle

Protecting Nature

  • Learn about helping survival of urban treesNature
  • Discover hedgehogs
  • Go on a bat walk
  • Discover bees and trees in woodland parks
  • Heron Watch
  • Look closer at the River Ver
  • Find out about a rare local butterfly
  • Hunt for marvellous mammals

Tackling Plastic

  • Plastic flower pot collection pointPlastic
  • Shop plastic free
  • Join a plastic-free picnic in Harpenden

Inspiring Talks

  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Learn about sustainable buildings with Aecom
  • Learn about sustainable infrastructure with AecomTalks
  • An evening with Jonathan Bartley, Green Party
  • Sustainability in Neighbourhood Plans
  • Healthy Streets with Caroline Russell, London Assembly
  • Sustainable Living
  • Green investment
  • Ecochurch talks
  • Sustainable Places
  • Wild medicines in Harpenden


  • Guided walk of Heartwood Forest with the Woodland TrustWalks
  • Explore North and East Harpenden
  • Symondshyde ancient woodland
  • Tree Trail in St Albans Cathedral grounds
  • Greenwood Park, Chiswell Green

Go Cycling

  • Lots of organised rides to choose fromCyclin
  • From a few miles to a whole day
  • For just women or for families or for anybody
  • In St Albans, Redbourn and Harpenden.

Understanding Climate

  • Watch a “Metamorphosis – a poem for the planet” at the Odyssey
  • Watch a showing of the film “Before the Flood”Climate
  • Transport, Planning and the effects of Climate Change on the worlds Glaciers
  • Take a course on Carbon Literacy
  • Climate Emergency Open Mic

Plus…Art Events, Music Events, Socials, Quizzes…and more!

Get your full programme from 5th April online or in print.

Click here to explore more information about #SustFest19.