Talks, tours, conferences and exhibitions

All Week


breinnovation-park-tour-headerSelf guided tour of BRE Innovation Park
Visit a collection of test houses which showcase sustainable building, landscape designs, and innovative low carbon materials and technologies. To book: email enquiries@bre.co.uk stating the date and time you wish to attend (tours approx. 1 hour). Quote ‘Sustainable St Albans Week’ to get free admission.Book slots 10am-3pm Mon-Fri BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9NH.


gjnWhat’s Wrong With Our Food System? An exploration in photos
An exhibition by award winning photographer showing stories of struggle against global food corporations for an alternative model of farming. Free .8.30am-4.30pm
(Closed Sun & Mon) Courtyard Cafe, 11 Hatfield
Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR.

 


bahaitrees-2Tree exhibition
The life of St Barbe Baker, founder of The Men of the Trees and The International Tree Foundation. An exhibition about trees and a children’s quiz. For those school age and above. Free .Library hours St Albans Main Library, The
Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3JQ.

 


GreenKitchen BistroVeganism: the most sustainable
way to eat
A display about veganism in the café through the week. If you are curious or need more information, we’ll have leaflets, magazines and be happy to chat with you. Free .Mon, Thur, Fri 9am – 4pm Sat 10am – 4pm Sun 11am – 3pm
The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

 

 


nude-tin-can-frog-onion-gluttony-teresa-chlapowski‘Gluttony’ Art Exhibition
Come to this imaginative art gallery to see multi artist exhibition and online competition exploring Gluttony. In association with The Hunger Project charity. Free .Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS.


Saturday 19th November


Sat 19th November all day:  cyclists-dismount-stupid-signCyclenation Conference
11am – 6pm This national event brings together cycling planners and
campaigners to discuss opportunities and challenges of
improving cycling facilities. Workshops/talks on healthy streets, road justice, mini-Hollands, cycling infrastructure and more. £15. Booking www.stacc.org.uk and click Conference. Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans, AL3 5EE.


christchurchSat 19th November: ‘Planet Earth, Environmental Crisis
and The Role of The Human Male’
7pm for 7.30pm – 9.30pm A talk and discussion with Andy Atkins the CEO of Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK. A meeting for men to explore what role they can have in making a positive contribution to the current environmental crisis. FREE.   Christ Church St Albans, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ.

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Sat 19th November: ‘Niche’ Film And Talk About Sharks
Shark conservationist, Amir Fogel, presents his documentary
looking at the importance of sharks to marine ecosystems and
the complexities of shark conservation. FREE. Donations to
Marine Conservation. To book, email: social@sasac.co.uk 7.30pm -10.30pm St Albans Sub Aqua Club, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 1HJ.


Sunday 20th November


plateoffoodSun 20th November: Food for thought – does it matter
what we eat?
Church service with Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian
charity working for the protection and restoration of the
natural world. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon, St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.


st-paulsSun 20th November: More Food for Thought
Vegetarian meal with discussion led by Steve Hughes of A
Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and
restoration of the natural world. Book: email office@stpauls-stalbans.org and let us know any dietary needs. free . Donations to A Rocha. 12.30pm – 2pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.


meetorganisersprintSun 20th November: Meet the organisers: tea and talk
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 – 4pm Trestle Arts Base Cafe, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.


Monday 21st November


sireddaveyMon 21st November: 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.


westminsterlodgeMon 21st November: 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:
www.westminsterlodgetour.eventbrite.co.uk or email sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 819466 7pm – 9pm. Bistro area, Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL.


savebutterflyworldsMon 21st November: 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. Apologies. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The Library, St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, AL1 1BY.


lookMon 21st November: 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: www.lookstalbans.org/ssweek 7.45pm for 8pm – 9.30pm Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG.


Mon 21st November: Exploring107-lushsoroptimist 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 sistalbans@hotmail.com for catering purposes. £2 donation. 8pm – 10pm Chiswell Green United Reform Church, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG.


Tuesday 22nd November


breakfastTues 22nd November: Sustainability Breakfast Briefing –
How we can do more with less
‘Breakfast Briefing’ 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 ann.cahill@aecom.com or
ant.wilson@aecom.com  8am – 10am AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER.


compostingtourTues 22nd November: 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 www.agriverttour.eventbrite.co.uk
email sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 819466. 10.30am – 12.30pm Start at Agrivert Ltd, South Mimms IVC Facility, Ridge, Potters Bar EN6 3NA.


meetorganisersprintTues 22nd November: Meet the organisers: tea and talk
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

 


councilTues 22nd November: 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: www.greentownhall.eventbrite.co.uk or email
sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk, 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 November: Innovation for sustainable agriculture – have your say!
Join us 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: www.rothamsted.ac.uk/events 7.30pm – 9.30pm Fowden Hall, Rothamsted
Conference Centre, Rothamsted Research,
Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.


Wednesday 23rd November


street-party-pictureWed 23rd November: Would you like to have a street party in your road?
Come and meet the Our Street Party team and get information and help on how to set up a Street Party in your street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle
Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.

 


chalklogo-tidied-brighter-squareWed 23rd November: Playing Out… What it is and how you can get started
Come and have a coffee with the Herts Playing Out Team and find out how to enable your children to safely play out in your own street. FREE. 10.30am – 11.30am @ The Gallery Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive,
St Albans, AL4 0JQ.


Pond with lillypads and woodland for habitat study at BayfordburyWed 23rd November: Environmental Management and Sustainability lecture
Sustainability lecture with speakers Miranda Cambell, National Trust, and Alister Leggatt, Affinity Water. FREE.
www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2016/november/environmental-management-and-sustainabilityseminar-series  7pm – 8.30pm Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB.


Thursday 24th November


councilThurs 24th November: From Global to Local – How the Council is taking action to address
sustainability
Hear about our Greenhouse Gas reduction targets, Climate Change Action Plan and the other work we are involved in to reduce our own impacts and improve the sustainability of
St Albans City and District. FREE. 4pm – 5.30pm
St Albans City and District Council, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.


Thurs 24th November: Make buildings more sustainable by
using fewer resources
Want to save money on your electricity, gas and water bills?
This talk is for you. The focus is on buildings, including lighting,
heating, ventilation, materials, solar energy and water use. FREE.
To book contact Ann Cahill on ann.cahil@aecom.com or Ant
Wilson on ant.wilson@aecom.com 6pm – 8pm AECOM House, 63-77 Victoria
Street, St Albans, AL1 3ER.

 


Friday 25th November


bahaitrees-2Fri 25th November: Illustrated talks and exhibition on TREES
Trees – illustrated talk, projected pictures and exhibition. Hear about the life of St Barbe Baker and the international organisation for trees, of which he was the founder. Continuous repeating 1 hour presentation. School age and above. FREE. 10am – 4pm Drop in Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans, AL3 5BU.


airpollution-meetFri 25th November: Air Pollution – Invisible Killer
Public meeting featuring an expert panel, including audience questions and panel answers. Speakers from the British Lung Foundation, the Campaign for Better
Transport, and the Green Party. Refreshments available. FREE. 7pm – 9pm Main Hall, Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RD.

 


phil-williamsFri 25th November: Harpenden finale: Sustainability -The Way Forward
A captivating talk about sustainability by renowned speaker Phil Williams. How we can create a sustainable future for our children. A rare chance to hear locally from a national
expert. Followed by Business Need to Feed Awards and a drinks reception. £5, £3 for under 16s. Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-st-albans-week-harpenden-finale-sustainability-the-way-forward-tickets-28704467836  7.30pm – 10pm Park Hall, Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2LX.


Saturday 26th November


meetorganisers2Sat 26th November: Making Connections
Everyone who has helped with an event for Sustainable St Albans week is invited to this speed networking event. Come prepared to be inspired, share what you’ve achieved and make
connections with others inspired by the week. Tea and cake included. Free. please book via Eventbrite, so we know numbers https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-connections-sustainable-st-albans-week-networking-event-tickets-28331541403
10am – 11.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.


futureoffood_nSat 26th November: Week Finale Event          The Future of Food – what is the key to Sustainable Food?
A panel of experts will give their views and take your questions to help us get to grips with the issues. The debate will be recorded by Radio Verulam. We’ll then break into discussion
groups to continue exploring the topics and look for some answers for St Albans. FREE.
Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-food-what-is-the-the-key-to-sustainable-food-tickets-2870620804  12pm – 5.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St.Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.


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