Monday 21st November

trinityMon 21st Nov: Vegetarian Cooking
2pm.Teaching  cooking in a more sustainable way. Education on the effects of animal farming on the environment. Aimed at people with mental health issues, or with learning difficulties.  Cost £5. To book a place Tel: 01727 838671.  Trinity Community Project at Trinity Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.

sireddaveyMon 21st Nov: Sir Edward Davey Talk
Listen to the former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change give his views on sustainability and the challenges for the green economy in the 21st century. FREE. 7pm – 9pm
Malborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans, AL1 3XG. St Albans Liberal Democrats.

westminsterlodgeMon 21st Nov: Tour & TALK – Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre
Find out how the Council have reduced emissions per visitor by 40%. We will be providing a tour of the sustainability features and discussing how we are actively reducing impacts at all our leisure centres. Please book your free ticket at: or email or call 01727 819466 7pm – 9pm Bistro area, Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL.

red_admiral_jb1Mon 21st Nov: The Butterfly Collection
Dr Richard Harrington, who headed the Rothamsted Insect Survey, will be presenting an illustrated recital of factual and humorous poems he has written about British Butterflies.
FREE. Enter by the Chapter House Door. Please note the library is up stairs and there is no lift.  pologies. 7.30pm – 9.30pm The Library, St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY. Save Butterfly World event

dr_susan_parham_academic_directorMon 21st Nov: Food and Urbanism                                                   Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism, University of Hertfordshire, will give an illustrated talk on how a sustainable approach to food can help make places better for everyone. free . Book through: 7.45pm for 8pm – 9.30pm Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG. An event from Look! St Albans.

soroptimistMon 21st Nov:Exploring Sustainability
Soroptimist Women’s Group evening exploring sustainability with talks from FoodCycle and Spice Drops. Hear how FoodCycle uses nearly ‘out of date’ food to provide meals for those in need and how ‘spice drops’ came into being and can ‘spice up’ the way you cook! Talks by Libby Brown and Gouri Kubair. All welcome. Register interest by email at for catering purposes. £2 donation. 8pm – 10pm Chiswell Green United Reform Church, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG.

Tuesday 22nd November

breakfastTues 22nd Nov:Sustainability Breakfast Briefing – How we can do more with less
‘Breakfast Briefing’ from AECOM to introduce people to sustainability issues facing businesses and local organisations. Learn about energy and water saving, sustainable transport and how to do more with less (breakfast provided). FREE. Book: Contact either or 8am – 10am AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER.

compostingtourTues 22nd Nov: Tour of the Agrivert Composting Site
Find out what happens to your food and garden waste after it is collected from your home. Presentation and tour. Adults and children over 10. Please wear sturdy footwear (trainers or wellies are both fine) and car-share where possible as parking is limited on both sites. FREE. Book your tickets at email or call 01727 819466. 10.30am – 12.30pm Start at Agrivert Ltd, South Mimms IVC Facility, Ridge,  Potters Bar EN6 3NA. SADC event.

storytentTues 22nd Nov: Storytelling and craft with a sustainability theme
Story Tent – A fun filled hour of storytelling and craft for children aged 2 to 5 and their carers. Imagine, play and create with a sustainability theme. £6 per child. No need to book  but text intention to come 07758 667624.1.30pm – 2.30pm Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

meetorganisersprintTues 22nd Nov: Meet the organisers: tea and talk in Harpenden
Drop-in to meet some of the volunteers behind Sustainable St Albans Week. Make suggestions, ask  questions, or learn about the wider work of Transition St Albans and Friends of the Earth. Stay for ten minutes or an hour. FREE. 2pm –  3pm The Lily Lounge, 69-71 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2SL.


forest-church-pic3-2016Tues 22nd Nov: Story-telling with an environment theme St Peter’s Churchyard. Myths and stories can  help us change the way we live. Join us at our story-telling circle and perhaps be inspired to make a personal pledge. FREE. The event will ake place in the Octagon at St Peter’s Church if the weather is very bad. 2pm – 3.30pm Churchyard of St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s  Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG. Forest Church at St Peter’s Church.

town-hall-dusk-cgiTues 22nd Nov: How we are incorporating sustainability into the new Town Hall development
Come along and find out about the features the  council is planning to incorporate into the new Town Hall development to improve sustainability. Please book your FREE ticket at: or email, or call 01727 819466. 7pm – 9pm Committee Room 2, St Albans City and District Council, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

rothamstedTues 22nd Nov: Innovation for sustainable
agriculture – have your say!
Join us at Rothamsted to discuss science innovation in agriculture. Have your say on distinct projects from within the Institute’s research strategy. A public dialogue will be  openly available post event. free . Book: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.

thermalimaging-jpg_largeTues 22nd Nov: Use our Thermal Imaging Camera to Reduce your Energy Bills – St Albans
Would you like to know where heat is leaking out of your house? Learn how to use our Thermal Imaging Camera. Book to borrow it FREE for a day. 8pm – 9pm Garden Room 2, St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP. FREE.

rspb-siskinTues 22nd Nov: Gardens with Wildlife in Mind
An entertaining, informative, illustrated talk on wildlife gardening with Tim Hill, Conservation Manager at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. free Book via Eventbrite or  8pm-10pm Iona House, St Columba’s College, King Harry Lane, St Albans, AL3 4AW.

alunaTues 22nd Nov: Aluna – film
Greenpeace present..ALUNA is made by and with the KOGI, a genuine lost civilization. They say that without thought, nothing could exist and they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order functioning. In 1990 they emerged to make this film in which they dramatically warned of our need to change course. Then they withdrew again. Free . Donation on door. 8pm – 10pm Pudding Stop, 6 The Colonnade, Verulam Road, St Albans, AL3 4DD.