#SustFest19 Talks

Talks, discussions + courses


SATURDAY 11TH MAY


11-5 carbon literacy photo letterboxCARBON LITERACY AWARENESS COURSE
9am – 5pm

TRAINING / £20pp – INC £10 CERTIFICATE £12 CONCESSIONS / BOOK
Come and learn about the science of how carbon affects climate change and the changes that individuals can make to reduce their carbon footprint. One day course. Booking essential.
Where Kingston Smith, 4 Victoria Sq, St Albans AL1 3TF
Info Click here for more information or to book
SUSTAINABLE ST ALBANS


MONDAY 13TH MAY


13-5 open mic our planetCLIMATE EMERGENCY OPEN MIC NIGHT
7.30pm – 9.30pm

TALKING I FREE I BOOK
We have a climate emergency, what can we do? Share your thoughts at our Open Mic Night.Dave Hampton, Carbon Coach, will kick off the session.
Where Harpenden Arms, 188 High St, Harpenden AL5 2TR
Info www.meetup.com/Our-Planet-Our-Future-continues-at-the-harpenden-arms
OUR PLANET OUR FUTURE & SUSTAINABLE ST ALBANS


TUESDAY 14TH MAY  


14-5 144 wild medicine lucy blundenWILD MEDICINES ON YOUR DOORSTEP
7:15pm – 7:30pm start 9:30pm finish

TALK / HEALTH / £7 INC TEA/COFFEE
Wild medicines are everywhere; let Lucy Blunden, medical herbalist pique your curiosity with the wealth of health at your feet. Interactive talk and herb hunt.
Where The Plough & Harrow, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PR
Info www.hchealth.org.uk
HARPENDEN COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH


WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY


15-5 69 - Nyame Akwan Farms (33)THINKING EVENING – INVESTING IN A FAIRER WORLD
7.30pm – 9.30pm

TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Speaker and discussion about how your favourite Fairtrade products are made – stories of change, hope and opportunity.
Where Methodist Church, Marlborough Rd, St Albans AL1 3XG
Info Facebook: @MarlboroughRoadMethodistChurch
MARLBOROUGH ROAD METHODIST CHURCH AND SHARED INTEREST


THURSDAY 16TH MAY


16-5 81 JeansCAN WE HAVE SUSTAINABLE FASHION?
7.30pm – 10pm

FILM AND TALK / £4 / BOOK
We’ll look at the documentary ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets’ followed by discussion with a panel of experts on how we can enjoy fashion with a clean conscience.
Where The Fleetville Larder, St Albans AL1 4JS
Info www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-have-sustainable-fashion-tickets-55641311661
FLEETVILLE LARDER, PLASTIC FREE ST ALBANS, ST ALBANS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH


SUNDAY 19TH MAY


19-5 54 - st pauls hqdefaultSUSTAINABLE LIVING TALK
10.30am – 1.30pm

TALK / FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Talk by a Tearfund representative about how to live sustainably followed by vegetarian lunch in the large hall. Part of regular morning worship at St Pauls.
Where St Paul’s Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL1 4JP
Info www.stpauls-stalbans.org
ST PAULS CHURCH


19-5 76 Common-Green-ShieldbugTALK AND WALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO BUGS AND BEETLES
2pm – 4pm

WILDLIFE / £4pp / BOOK
A talk and walk looking for bugs and beetles. For adults and accompanied older teenagers.
Where Highfield Park Visitor Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA
Info www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/calendar. If rain, will extend the indoor talk and cancel the walk.
HIGHFIELD PARK TRUST


MONDAY 20TH MAY


IMG_2790 - Version 2PLACE-MAKING INTO THE FUTURE
6.45pm – 9.30pm

ST ALBANS TALK / FREE

Dr Susan Parham, University of Hertfordshire, explores place-making that finds ways to avoid bog standard approaches to making new places. Plus Look! St Albans update.
Where Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3HG
Info www.lookstalbans.org
LOOK! ST ALBANS


TUESDAY 21ST MAY


21-5 21 - hnpHARPENDEN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – OUR EXPERIENCE
7.30pm – 9pm

TALK / FREE / BOOK
Neighbourhood plans help local communities say what matters in planning their local area, including sustainability. Come and find out what’s involved from our recent experience.
Where Harpenden Town Council, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2LX
Info www.sf19nplan.eventbrite.com

HARPENDEN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GROUP


21-5 20 - jonathan-bartleyJONATHAN BARTLEY, CO-LEADER GREEN PARTY
Doors open 7pm 7.30pm – 9.30pm

TALK / FREE Your chance to hear and question the co-leader of the Green Party on how governments at all levels can help fight climate change and to build a sustainable future. Refreshments.
Where Trinity Church, Main Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RD
Info http://www.bitly.com/jonbart
ST ALBANS DISTRICT GREEN PARTY


WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY


22-5 5 - AECOM Pic-Build-22-5-19CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
6pm-8pm

TALK / FREE / BOOK
Join the discussion and debate with speakers on what makes buildings more sustainable. Includes an architectural and engineering perspective.
Where AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria St, St Albans AL1 3ER
Info To book email nikki.hodges@aecom.com www.aecom.com
AECOM


THURSDAY 23RD MAY



23-5 107 GAS picBUSINESS ANGEL INVESTING IN THE GREEN ECONOMY – BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
7pm – 9pm

INVESTMENT / ADULTS ONLY / £40 INC DINNER AND WINE / BOOK
Enjoy dinner at Lussmanns and discover the potential value to you of angel investments in the Green Economy, from the UK’s leading specialists.
Where Lussmanns, Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans AL3 4EW
Info www.greenangelsyndicate.com/events
GREEN ANGEL SYNDICATE


SATURDAY 25TH MAY



25-5 116 - bahaii faith 1A BAHA’I FAITH APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
10.30am – 12.30pm

TALKING / FREE / BOOK
Small group discussion on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Free, vegan refreshments.
Where Fallows Corner, 38 Sun Lane Harpenden AL5 4HA
Info www.hertfordshirebahai.org
Call to confirm your attendance 01582 765572
BAHA’I FAITH, ST. ALBANS AND DISTRICT


SUNDAY 26TH MAY


26-5 133 HMBCSAVING THE RARE SMALL BLUE BUTTERFLY IN ST ALBANS– PROJECT LAUNCH

10.30am – 12.30pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Short indoor talk on plans for a new butterfly habitat in Chiswell Green. Guided walk (1 mile) around the wildflower meadow and site for the new chalk bank.
Where The Lounge, Greenwood Park Community Centre, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green AL2 3HW
Info Presentation indoors, butterfly walk – weather dependent. Malcolm Hull 07768 154324.  HERTS AND MIDDX BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION


TUESDAY 28TH MAY


28-590 - river verPROJECT WALKTHROUGH: IMPROVING THE RIVER VER AND LAKES
10am – 12noon
WALK / TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Join the project team and take a walk along the River Ver to see how an ambitious project plans to restore this rare chalk river and improve the Verulamium Park lakes.
Where Verulamium Park, St Albans (outside Inn on the Park).
Info www.revitalisingtheriver.co.uk 07341 509689
REVITALISING THE RIVER: ST ALBANS


University of Hertfordshire e-car club launch at the Forum, College LanePLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
6.30pm – 8pm

TALK / FREE / BOOK
Sustainability experts from UH talk about transport, planning and effects of climate change on the worlds glaciers. Driving changes for a sustainable world.
Where University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, (Main Building E351) Hatfield AL10 9AB
Info www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planning-for-the-future- tickets-58999849137
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE


WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY



29-5 3 Heartwood Forest Legacy Event (13 of 27)CAPTURING CARBON WALK: DISCOVER HEARTWOOD’S CLIMATE BENEFIT
6pm – 8pm

WALK / TALK / £5 / BOOK
Join us for an early evening guided walk around Heartwood Forest, learning about the Carbon Capture benefits of planting woodlands.
Where Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Info www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events 
THE WOODLAND TRUST


29-5 6 - aecom Pic-29-5-19eventCREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
6pm – 8pm
TALK / FREE / BOOK

Engineers and planners will discuss how to create more sustainable transport systems and environmentally friendly water systems.
Where AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria St, St Albans AL1 3ER
Info nikki.hodges@aecom.com www.aecom.com
AECOM


29-5 35 - STACC market placeHEALTHY STREETS FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
8pm – 9.30pm
TALK / FREE

Caroline Russell, London Assembly Member talks about how people-friendly, less traffic-dominated streets make towns into sociable, economically vibrant places.
Where Methodist Church, Marlborough Rd, St Albans AL1 3XG
Info www.stacc.org.uk
ST ALBANS CYCLE CAMPAIGN


SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2019


31-5 147 carbon literacy (2)CARBON LITERACY AWARENESS COURSE
9am – 5pm
TRAINING / £20pp – INC £10 CERTIFICATE £12 CONCESSIONS / BOOK

Learn about the science of how carbon affects climate change and the changes that individuals can make to reduce carbon footprint. One day course.
Where Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RD
Info www.carbonliteracy_june1st.eventbrite.co.uk
SUSTAINABLE ST ALBANS


1-6 eco ed challenge 1st june Green LivingGREEN LIVING WITH ECOED LIFE
1pm – 2.30pm

TALK / AWARDS / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE / BOOK

One step at a time, each action counts! Join us to discuss and share ideas on what you and your family can do to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Where Dagnall Street Baptist Church, Room 3, 1 Cross St, St Albans AL3 5EE
Info www.ecoedlife.com 
ECOED LIFE


POST SUSTFEST EVENT – SUNDAY 2ND JUNE


2-6 123 Climate ChangeCLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CHURCH
4pm – 5.30pm

TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

A talk by Dr Dave Gregory, a former meteorologist, now Baptist Minister about how Christians can and should care for the environment.
Where Baptist Church, Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EE
Info Facebook: @dagnallstreet 
DAGNALL STREET BAPTIST CHURCH