St Albans Council have drafted a new Local Plan, which sets out how life across our district might develop – from climate and transport to homes and open spaces, and many more things besides. The plan will touch almost every aspect of everyday life in St Albans District, including the city, Harpenden and the villages.
Alex Melson will lead a walk around Batford Springs explaining the green space development plans and activity there. We will… Read More »Our Planet Our Future: Exploring Batford Springs – a guided walk
A guided walk through the oldest agricultural research institution in the world: Our Planet Our Future visits Rothamsted Research
Our Planet Our Future is a series of regular talks and events about sustainability, organised by Sustainable St Albans and… Read More »A guided walk through the oldest agricultural research institution in the world: Our Planet Our Future visits Rothamsted Research
I’d like to propose a different approach to companion planting, focusing on biodiversity and natural design. There are four rules…
Looking after trees is as much about care for ourselves – this blog celebrates trees and explores simple ways that you can help your local landscape.
Becky Alexander shows us how we can introduce more plants into our meals, cutting our carbon footprint while exploring delicious new dishes.
Insects are attracted by profusely flowering plants such as the hot-lips salvia, while bug and bee hotels offer them the chance to stay and to hibernate. Similarly, the small pond attracts newts and frogs and a nearby pile of old wood and tiles gives them somewhere to over-winter.
I remember a light bulb moment a few years ago when my children were younger; “Keep out of reach of children” was the warning on the laundry detergent. So, if it is not great for our children, why are we using it to wash their clothes and then sending the rinsed water down the drain to the rivers and the sea?
It couldn’t come a moment too soon. The Trust’s ‘Hertfordshire State of Nature’ report was launched in March 2020, highlighting the immediate need for action to address the ecological and climate crises, and to reach our target to secure 30% of land for wildlife by 2030.
Wrapping myself up in many layers, I go out into the fresh and invigorating air, crunching over frosty grass, hardened mud and cracking through frozen puddles. The way the early sunshine lights up the dried seed heads of spent plants is simply stunning, and I now consider it one of the most beautiful sights of the year…
Can you adapt one of your ongoing activities to be part of SustFest? Jill Watson, Chair of #SustFest21 on how to build a sustainabilty festival in the midst of the pandemic…
Join us in supporting the Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove Green Hearts campaign this February. Show the Love for everything you want to protect from the climate crisis.