SAVE THE DATE for #Covid-safe #SustFest21 – Sunday 23 May to Sunday 6th June 2021.
We love our district – and we want to make it sustainable – for future generations to come. SustFest21 is all about building our community – across St Albans, Harpenden, and villages – to help our district become more environmentally sustainable – let’s help strengthen our community networks this year.
Chair of #SustFest21, Jill Watson said:
“We know the lockdown is very challenging for everyone. We asked ourselves if it was the right time to have another festival – especially after the disappointment of cancelling in 2020. However, we believe that local residents are passionate about building environmental sustainability, and threats to our environment just can’t wait. Also, this year the UK hosts the Global Climate Change Conference COP26 and local communities need to get their voices heard.”
TAKE PART – Register your activity/event here
If you are feeling flush, you can donate to #SustFest21 Crowdfunder here
What’s it all about?
The festival encourages community groups, businesses, schools, street groups, and faith groups to organise Covid-safe, environmentally sustainable events and activities for their local communities during the two weeks of #SustFest21 #StaySafe. The aim is to inspire residents across the district to live more sustainably, do practical things to care for the environment and #BeKindToThePlanet.
Ideas to help you organise a festival activity or event
See ideas for activities you can organise: online meetings; encourage individuals and household ‘bubbles’ to take action; creative zoom talks, online films, competitions, and socially distanced events.
Plans are currently underway to make #SustFest21 safe, flexible and community focused. Stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter here. 🌎 🐳 🌳 😊
Thanks to Herts Advertiser – media partner for #SustFest21
The festival is organised by a working group of volunteers from Sustainable St Albans, St. Albans Friends of the Earth, and local residents passionate about environmental issues. In 2019 around 14,000 people took part in events across the district. Find out more about the 2021 festival here.
2021 is a fantastic year to get involved in the festival, as the UK will host the Global Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November. Find out what you can do for the climate and our environment by taking part this year.