Wider Community Events

See below for events run for members in Faith Groups, Businesses and Community Groups including guides, brownies, scouts, cubs and beavers’ groups.See Schools page for school events. These  are in addition to those in the public programme – we have included all we know about, there may be more!

Faith Groups

In addition to events in the public programme, many faith groups are running events for their own members:

Masorti Synagogue: Sermon on Sustainability. CD/DVD swap

Quakers St Albans: Sale of home produced and recycled goods – free tea and coffee – aimed at our own members and people living in the immediate vicinity of the Meeting House on Sun 22nd November from 12.30-1.30pm. Friends Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD

Sopwell Community Trust: Environment-themed talk at Friday Prayers

St Albans Abbey: Mowing the wild flower meadow

BughotelposterThe Parish of St Stephen and St Julian: Constructing a bug hotel at St Julian’s Church,
3 Abbot’s Avenue AL1 2HY All Welcome: Sat 21st Nov 10am – 12pm

St Mark’s Colney Heath: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Warehouse. Click here for website and more information. Please refer to church website or call 07890 267647 if you would like to help. Various times.

St Paul’s St Albans: Walk/cycle to church week. St Pauls Church, Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JP

Voluntary/Community Groups

Lots of voluntary and community groups across the District are busy planning events for their members during Sustainable St Albans Week. Some examples are listed below. Why not plan something for your own group during the week. We’d love to hear about it if you do!

Earthworks St Albans: Christmas Crafts Making

Our members will be making crafts from wood collected from our site. Crafts include reindeer and other Christmas goods. We will be using wood and other materials found on our site. We will be working in our stunning sustainably sourced oak building which is powered by solar lighting and heated by a wood burning stove.

Mind in mid-Herts: We are  making posters, to advertise Sustainable St Albans Week using the backs of old banners. We will be theming our support groups that week (Art, Craft etc ) around recycling and reusing . In addition we will be relaunching our reviewed Environmental Policy.

Woodcraft Folk: Span the World, Sustainably

Debate and games around travel and cultural curiosity, versus sustainability and climate change. Big world versus small world.

1st St Albans Brownies: Working towards Environment Badge and World Issues Badge

1st St Albans Scouts: Working towards Environment Badge

4th St Albans Beavers: Litter pick near the Scout hut

5th/13th St Albans Beaver Colony: Recycling Creations

9th St Albans Cubs: Scouts around the World


Businesses

Many businesses are running Public Events, as listed in the Public Programme. Some local businesses are undertaking internal activities for their own staff. Some examples are listed below. Why not think about doing something similar? There are lots of other ideas on our website.

AECOM : Internal staff training on sustainability

Atlas Translations Ltd: Week of Events in the Office: Meat-Free Monday, Clothes Donation to local charities, staff members chipping in to buy plants for the office

JPA Furniture: 100 Chair Challenge: JPA collects surplus chairs from local businesses for redistribution to local charities and groups

Kingston Smith: Week of Events in the Office: Walk/cycle to work week, Ban the bag competition. Kingston Smith staff will raise awareness of sustainable issues by taking part in health, waste and fossil fuel initiatives

Green Triangle: Joint networking event with the St Albans City and District Chamber of Commerce and The Hertfordshire Business Independent

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