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Saturday 21st April


SaveButterfly WorldPeacockFROM PENGUINS TO POLLINATORS – THE NATURAL WORLD IN CRISIS
Save Butterfly World
Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
10am – 6.30pm.  £15

Day of talks by well known wildlife writers; Patrick Barkham, Dave Goulson, Peter Marren, Peter Fretwell (British Arctic Survey), and others. Light refreshments. www.savebutterflyworld.org


Our Planet Our Future logo square 27-11-06OUR PLANET OUR FUTURE: Talks to Inspire Action
Sustainable StAlbans Week
Rothamsted Conf. Centre, Harpenden AL5 2JQ.
1.30pm – 7pm. (Reception until 8.30pm). £15 – Concessions available.

Get informed, get inspired at the launch event of SustWeek18. Short inspirational talks on sustainable living, plus poetry and performances. Followed by reception with drinks and refreshments.  www.ourplanet2018.eventbrite.co.uk


Monday 23rd April


BREwatford iparkINNOVATIONS IN NEW HOMES
BRE and Look! St Albans
BRE Watford, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX.
12.45pm – 3.30pm. FREE!

Insight from BRE’s Innovation Park into the latest sustainable home design and construction, and the value of community engagement. Self guided tour and talks from BRE and Look! St Albans. http://www.bregroup.com
http://www.ipark.bre.co.uk/contact-us


marlboroughchurchDEVELOPING AN ECO CHURCH
Marlborough Road Methodist Church
Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XQ.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

A sustainable environment is a central issue for many people of faith. This event explores what can be done to make our places of worship more environmentally friendly.  http://www.mrmc.org.uk

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Tuesday 24th April


community central greengrantspicv2GREEN GRANTS
Community Central St Albans
Community Central, Council Offices, St Peter Street, St Albans AL1 3JE.
4pm – 5.30pm.  FREE!

Find out where to get green grants for your environmental project – aimed at community groups, PTAs, schools, charities, social enterprises.  Book:  enquiries@communitycentral.org.uk   http://www.communitycentral.org.uk


TrinitymoneySUSTAINABLE MONEY: CLIMATE RISK AND INVESTMENT
Trinity United Reformed Church
Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.
7.30pm – 9.30pm. Doors open 7.15pm. FREE!

Powerful insights into climate risk, green finance, and how money and fossil fuels intertwine. Expert speakers from CCLA, S&P Global and Christian Aid’s Big Shift campaign.  Parking is limited; station car park nearby (pay fee). http://www.trinitystalbans.org.uk


HMWTCLIMATE CHANGE AND BRITISH WILDLIFE
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Marshalswick Community Centre, 481 The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9TX.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE! Donations welcome.

A talk for adults exploring how climate change a ects some of our favourite wildlife. Featuring case studies of insects, amphibians, mammals and marine organisms. http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

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Wednesday 25th April


JoConnorholy-blue-1LIFE AND LAND IN VERULAMIUM PARK – GUIDED TOUR
John O’ Conner (GM) Ltd
St Michaels Car Park, Verulamium Park AL3 4SW.
10am – 12 noon
and 2pm – 4pm.   FREE!

Guided tour of Verulamium Park discussing Roman history, history of the park, flora, fauna, ecotones and bio-diversity. Rain? Wrap up or get wet! Walks will still go ahead. http://www.johnoconner.co.uk


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TOUR OF THE AGRIVERT ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITY
Agrivert
North London AD, Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath AL4 0PG.
10.30am – 11.30pm.  FREE!

Discover what happens to your food waste after it is collected from the kerbside. Parking limited. Sturdy footwear advisable.  Call: 01727 819466.  Booking essential: sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk  http://www.touragrivert.eventbrite.co.uk/s=7223900


ApsleyPaperMillPAPER MILL – FLAT AND WHITE AND GREEN ALL THROUGH
Frogmore Paper Mill
Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, HP3 9RY. Pay parking Durrants Hill Road car park HP3 9RG.
1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Recycling for over 100 years – see where paper from local schools gets recycled. Paper is fascinating. Join us: guest speakers, papermaking, mill tour. Learn about paper waste.  To book: email education@thepapertrail.org.uk or call 01442 234600.  http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk


mainCONNECTING TO NATURE THROUGH THE GREAT OUTDOORS – PANEL DISCUSSION
University of Hertfordshire
de Havilland Campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU.
6pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Expert speakers exploring the role of outdoor activities, from walking and food growing to outdoor learning, and how they can contribute to improved health and happiness.

https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2018/april/connecting-to-nature-in-the-great-outdoors


InterfaithFAITH: FRIEND OR FOE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Inter Faith St Albans
Board Room, Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill,
St Albans AL1 1HE.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Maintaining a sustainable environment is a faith issue. We will explore the who, what, why, when and how issues of working together on the impact of faith upon the environment.


greenhousingHOUSING FOR ALL – IS THERE A SUSTAINABLE WAY – TALK
St Albans & District Green Party
Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall, St Albans AL1 3XG.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

How can we ensure sustainable housing? A panel of expert speakers will outline the problems and some solutions. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.  http://www.sagreens.org.uk

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Thursday 26th April


AECOMtalk,jpgTHE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
AECOM
AECOM House, Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3ER.
6pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Speakers (who live/work in St Albans): Geraint John (St Albans Civic Society), Nicola Gillen (AECOM) and Ant Wilson (AECOM) on architecture, building engineering and interior design for health, sustainability and well being.  Book: ant.wilson@aecom.com

http://www.aecom.com


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St Albans Liberal Democrats
Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XG.
7.30pm – 9pm.  FREE!

Making transport affordable, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable. Former Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker talks on the revolution in transport systems. Norman was Managing Director of the solar-powered bus company ‘The Big Lemon’.

http://www.stalbanslibdems.org.uk/sustainable_stalbans_week

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Friday 27th April


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Thinking Box
Trinity URC, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.  7.30pm – 10pm.  £3 on the door; £2 concessions.

Global Sustainability Thinking Box – Join us to watch two short films, each followed by facilitated small group and plenary discussions. (max 60).

http://www.meetup.com/ThinkingBox/events/246833338


VerPoetsECO POETRY
Ver Poets
St Michael’s Parish Centre next to the church , St Michael’s Street, AL3.
8pm – 10pm.  FREE!

Reading poems on Sustainability themes, written by members or selected from anthologies. Please, if you wish, bring your own poem to read, or just come to enjoy some poetry.  All welcome.

http://www.verpoets.co.uk


 

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Saturday 28th April


WoodlandTrustbluebellwoodSPIRITUAL WALK WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS
Baha’i Faith
Friend’s Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD
2pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Introduction, then a 10 minute walk to find inspiration for expressing ideas with arts and crafts, to value yourself and the environment. Free light refreshments.

http://www.hertfordshirebahai.org

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ALL WEEK (21st – 29th April)


BREwatford iparkSELF GUIDE TOUR OF BRE INNOVATION PARK
BRE
Watford Innovation Park Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX.
Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm.  FREE!

Visit a collection of test houses that showcase sustainable building, landscape designs and innovative low carbon materials and technologies.  Book: Tel 0333 321 8811 or email enquiries@bre.co.uk

http://www.ipark.bre.co.uk

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