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Sustainable Market and more Sustainability Festival events

Don’t miss these SustFest21 events. Click on the links to find more information or to book. See the full programme on our homepage here.


Thurs 3rd June, 5.30pm. Online. Free.
Jonathon Porritt talk
Climate Change – the Decisive Decade
The must-see zoom event of the Festival! Hear the veteran campaigner on what needs to be done.

Thursday 3rd June
Remarkable Trees of St Albans
7pm. Online talk by Kate Bretherton. Free.
Blissful Tapping with Lucy
8pm. Online wellbeing workshop. £9

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th.
Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Various streets across St Albans.
Lots of challenges and activities; selling and giving away seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.

Friday 4th June. 10.30am
Breeze into Cycling! HSBC Breeze
Group ride for novice women riders starting in Sandridge.

Friday 4th June, 8pm
2040: An optimistic film
Looking at the future in a time of climate change.
In person at St Paul’s Church, St Albans, AL1 4JP or online.

Saturday 5th June
Eco Ideas and Repurposing
10.30am-4pm. Harpenden.
Group ride for novice women riders
With Verulam Cycling Club
9.30am from St Albans. Free.

Saturday 5th June, 2pm. Online.
Local to Global – Sustainable Living
Two local women take you on a journey; travel with them from St Albans to Pakistan and Bangladesh to explore the impact of environmental issues.

Saturday 5th June
Health & Climate Change
1pm. Online. Free.
Evening walk and talk in Heartwood
5.30pm. Friends of the Earth.
 

St Albans Sustainable Market
6th June 11am-4pm, central St Albans
60+ stalls – eco-businesses and vegan street food
Free. Just turn up.

Sunday 6th June
Harpenden Litter Pick
10.30am. Outside St John’s.
Sopwell Community Hub – see the plans
12-2pm. 

Sunday 6th June
Lunchtime Concert: Birds and Bees
1-2pm. St Albans Cathedral.
Walk-in concert given by the young musicians of St Albans Cathedral. 

Climate Conversations
A chance to talk
Take a look at the self-serve version of this fantastic Sustainable St Albans workshop: gather some friends and talk climate change.

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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#SustFest21 Festival-long Activities and Offers

Don’t miss these any-day SustFest21 events

#Sustfest21 #StaySafe

Click on the links to find more information or to book. See the full programme on our homepage here.

Activities you can do any day during #SustFest21

Self Guided Trails across the district
Grow Sopwell SustFest Family Trail
St Albans SustFest City Tree Trail
SustFest21 Contemplation Trails
Cathedral Tree Trail
SustFest Walk the Chalk for All

More Self-Guided Activities
Rock Around the Common
Discover hidden painted rocks on Colney Heath Common
Follow Rothamsted Science Trail
And paint a pebble for the Winnie Worm

Short Videos
Al Fresco Kitchen Garden Cooking
with the Cobbled Kitchen
Love Your Lunch!
With Becky Alexander
Natural Beauty of Earthworks

Inspiration for you
SustFest21 on Radio Verulam
Interviews and ideas through SustFest21
Lockdown Life in St Albans
Exhibition at St Albans Museums
Cathedral Interactive Prayer Tree

Look at the world around you
Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt
21 things to find in the streets near you
Wilderhood Watch Photo Competition
Photos of wildlife by end of June. Prizes!

Across the district
Redbourn Litter Picks 
and Count Us In campaign
Wheathampstead One Small Thing
Park Street Residents’ Association: Count Us In – Get Involved!

Garden More Sustainably
Throughout SustFest21, advice and solutions for gardening sustainably from Ayletts Nurseries via Facebook: @aylettnurseries  Instagram: @aylettnurseries

Try new things
SustFest Plant Pledge with Greenpeace
Facebook help to try plant-based meals
SustFest Recycling Challenge
Start recycling pens and toothbrushes

St Albans Rainbow Trail
The Butterfly Trail Competition
Spot a butterfly drawing in windows etc across the district OR create one yourself.
Prizes! Until 5th June
Special offers from eco businesses
during #SustFest21

Healthy & Wise
10% off all household and bodycare refills during SustFest21 when quoting SustFest21 at the till.
84 High St, Harpenden AL5 2SP

Mate Bikes
Free Hovding helmet (worth £349) when you purchase a MATE X electric bike before end June.
Code: Freehovding

Hampy Hampers 
Sustainable Hampers & GiftSets
25% off with code SUSFEST
Free delivery in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounds throughout the festival

Lush St Albans (The Maltings)
Bring it back scheme
Bring back any full-sized (45g+) Lush Plastic empty and receive 50p per item towards your shopping that day.
All through the Festival.

Eat Wholefoods
10% off refills at the shop during Sustainability Festival
Including household, bodycare and dried goods.
214c Hatfield Road, St.Albans, AL1 4LW

Carpenter’s Nursery
10% off own-grown produce
Throughout the festival.
Carpenter’s Farm Shop, 106 St Albans Road, Sandridge Al4 9LJ

AND DON”T MISS THE SECOND
SustFest21 Sustainable Market
6th June 11am-4pm, central St Albans
50+ stalls – eco-businesses and vegan street food

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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#SustFest21 Week2 highlights


Get booking your Week 2 events 

#Sustfest21 #StaySafe

Click on the links to find more information or to book. See the full programme on our homepage here.


Bric-a-brac sale Quaker Meeting House
30th May 12.30-1.30pm. 
Crafts, Activities & Stories. Free.
St Peter’s Church 30th May, 1-4pm
Eco Ideas and Repurposing
5th June. 10.30am-4pm. Harpenden.

Homemade Oat Milk & Vegan Cheese
Join Eatwholefoods as they show you how to make these two vegan staples and cut down on hard to recyle packaging in the process.
30th May. Online. Free.

Litter picks
25th Anniversary Litter Pick
Highfield Park. 30th May. 10am.
Harpenden Litter Pick
6th June. 10.30am. Outside St John’s.

Grow your own events
Garden Medecines – Herbs at Home 
30th May 10am. Online. £9.
Adopt A Plant. Free. 29th & 30th May. 
South St Albans Churches.

How to Grow Asian Herbs & Spices
1st June, 11am-1pm. Free.
CDA Community Garden, AL4 0TX
Local to Global – Sustainable Living
5th June, 2pm. Online. Two local women take us to Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Solar Streets Solar Panel Q&A
30th May 6pm. Online. Free.
Saving CO2 With An Air Source Heat Pump
2nd June, 7.30pm. Online. Free

Wilderhood Watch Street Stalls
Various dates during w/c 31st May.
Various streets across St Albans.
Lots of challenges and activities; selling and giving away seeds, seedlings, hedgehog signs and bird boxes.

Walks
Mindful Nature Walk 29th May. 10am
Evening walk from Redbournbury Mill
1st June, 6pm. With the RSPB. 
Evening walk and talk in Heartwood
5th June. 5.30. Friends of the Earth.

Entertainment
The Greenpeace Fun Quiz
1st June, 7pm. Online. For all the family.
Lunchtime Concert: Birds and Bees
6th June, 1-2pm. St Albans Cathedral.

Climate Conversations
A chance to talk
Join a small, facilitated group online to discuss and learn about climate change.
1st, 2nd June. Free. Online.

Art and Crafts
Make your Own Wax Wraps
1st June. 2.30pm. Online. £10 kit.
Poetry Across The Page
1st June. 2.30pm. Online art/design.

Wonders Great & Small Bughunting
All Saints Church, Harpenden. 30th May
Gardening for a Wilder St Albans
1st June, 10.30-12. St Albans. Free.
Remarkable Trees of St Albans
6th June, 7pm. Online talk. Free.

Breeze into Cycling! HSBC Breeze
Group ride for novice women riders starting in Sandridge. 4th June. 10.30am
Group ride for novice women riders
With Verulam Cycling Club
5th June, 9.30am from St Albans. Free.

Activism and Optimism with Local Politicians
14-27 year olds only – a chance to talk all things sustainable with local councillors and both St Albans District MPs.
2nd June, 7pm. Online. Free.

Harpenden Scavenger Trail
2nd and 3rd June. 10am-2pm. 
Book your time slot
Explore green spaces, pick up nature facts, scavenge for items to take home and transform into natural art.

Food Waste events
What happens to your food waste?
3rd June 10.30am. Online. Free.
The Cutting Edge of Food Waste
Local chefs share recipes, tips & tricks
3rd June, 2pm. Online. Free.

Sustainability Church Service 10.30am
St Paul’s Church, AL1 4JP 30th May
Sustainability at St Albans District Council 2nd June, 7.30pm. Online. Free.
Sopwell Community Hub – see the plans
6th June, 12-2pm. 

Wellbeing events
Blissful Tapping with Lucy
3rd June, 8pm. Online. £9.
Health & Climate Change
5th June, 1pm. Online. Free.

Jonathon Porritt talk
Climate Change – the Decisive Decade
The must-see zoom event of the Festival! Hear the veteran campaigner on what needs to be done.
6th June, 5.30pm. Online. Free.

Online Talks
Getting Fit for Cycling
1st June, 8pm. Online. Free.
Tackling the Climate Crisis with Sustainable Transport
2nd June. 6.30pm. Online. Free.

2040: An optimistic film
Looking at the future in a time of climate change.
Friday 4th June, 8pm
In person at St Paul’s Church, St Albans, AL1 4JP or online.

St Albans Sustainable Market
6th June 11am-4pm, central St Albans
60+ stalls – eco-businesses and vegan street food
Free. Just turn up.

After the Festival
How Memories are Made – Your Stuff
28th June, 7.30pm. Online. Free.
Open Food Gardens across St Albans District including with Sandridge Parish Council.

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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World Leading Aecom Events for SustFest21

Read more about AECOM’s FIVE #SustFest21 events. We aim to improve awareness in the local community about sustainable ways of living and working, and let you know more about some of the work Gold Sponsor AECOM does.

Gold Sponsor of #SustFest21, global company AECOM, talk about their five World Class #SustFest21 events for 2021..

….read more at https://sustainablestalbans.org/2021/05/25/aecom/

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#SustFest21 Sustainable Shopping


#ShopLocal #PlasticFree

Click on the links to find more information. See the full programme on our homepage here.



LAUNCH EVENT
St Albans Sustainable Market
23rd May 11am-4pm, central St Albans
60+ stalls – eco-businesses, community groups and vegan street food
Free. Just turn up.
Full list of stallholders on this page.


Special Offers, etc from local businesses during SustFest21


Aylett Nurseries
Garden More Sustainably
Throughout SustFest21, advice and solutions for gardening sustainably via T:@aylettnurseries I F: @aylettnurseries I I: @aylettnurseries

Carpenter’s Nursery
10% off own-grown produce
Throughout the festival.
Carpenter’s Farm Shop, 106 St Albans Road, Sandridge Al4 9LJ

Box Local
Sustainability Festival Mixed Food Box.
Locally sourced veg, fruit, free range eggs and cheese. Option to add local honey. Vegan option available.
Order by 24th May for delivery 27th May.

Refill Pantry
Zero Waste Wheel Of Fortune
Spin for gift with any purchase over £15 
23rd-28th May 10am – 5pm
At both London Road and Carpenter’s Farm Shop branches

Evolvy
Let’s Make Together –  All Natural & Vegan Face mask!
Event at Sustainable Market 23rd May
and also online.
Time 2 – 2.45pm

Phase Out Plastic
Zero Waste Wednesday
Encouraging zero waste habits and zero waste products at our regular Wednesday Charter market stall.
26th May, 9am – 4pm St Albans

Lush St Albans (The Maltings)
Bring it back scheme
Bring back any full-sized (45g+) Lush Plastic empty and receive 50p per item towards your shopping that day.
All through the Festival.

Hampy Hampers
Sustainable hampers and gift sets 
25% OFF with code SUSTFEST
Free delivery in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounds
Throughout the festival

AND DON”T MISS THE SECOND
SustFest21 Sustainable Market
6th June 11am-4pm, central St Albans
60+ stalls – eco-businesses and vegan street food

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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#SustFest21 Week1 highlights


Get booking your Week 1 events 

#Sustfest21 #StaySafe

Click on the links to find more information or to book. See the full programme on our homepage here.


LAUNCH EVENT
St Albans Sustainable Market
23rd May 11am-4pm, central St Albans
60+ stalls – eco-businesses, community groups and vegan street food
Free. Just turn up.

Introduction to permaculture
Sunday 23rd May 1pm-4pm
Self guided tour, numbers monitored
Incredible Edibles Garden outside the Alban Arena, St Albans.
Just turn up. Free.

Plastic Free Harpenden
Book:
Adults only litter pick – 23rd May
Family litter pick – 23rd May
ReGroup, ReFresh, ReFocus zoom – 27th May

In-person grow your own events
Plant a Herb Garden –  24th May
Gardening for a Wilder St Albans
Water & Shelter 25th May (Adults)
Homes for wildlife 1st June (Family)
Adopt A Plant Weekend 29-30 May

Sustainable Living Forum
23rd May, 7pm. Online. Free.
Eco Church: What, Why, How?
25th May, 7.30pm. Online. Free.
Abbey After Hours: Climate Justice
26th May, 7.30pm. Online. £8.

How To Go Green & Save Money On Your Energy
26th May, 10.30am. Online. Free
Saving CO2 With An Air Source Heat Pump
27th May, 7.30pm. Online. Free


Sustainable Maternity Clothing
24th May, 8pm. Online. Free.
Sustainable Fashion: Shopping with a Conscience. Panel discussion and showcase of local businesses
27th May, 7.30pm. Online. £15

100 Seconds to Midnight
Talk on Climate Change by Prof Kate Jeffry of UCL. 
24th May 8pm
Online. Free.

Zero Waste online events
What’s in our bins? -25th May
Who dumps waste? – 26th May
Re-usable Nappies – 26th May
Plastic-free periods  – 28th May
Introduction to Terracycle – 28th May

Climate Conversations
A chance to talk
Join a small, facilitated group online to discuss and learn about climate change.
Choose: 25th, 26th, 27th May;
1st, 2nd June. Free. Online.

Creative Arts & Crafts Workshops
26th, 27th, 28th May. £3. St Albans.
Make your Own Wax Wraps
25th May or 1st June. Online. £10 kit.
Craft Swish – Farmers Boy, AL1 1PQ
27th May, 2pm-6pm. Free. Just turn up.

The Remarkable World of Trees
24th May, 7.30. Online. £5.
A Walk for Spring Butterflies
29th May 11am. Guided walk 
Helping Wild Hedgehogs
29th May, 2pm. Livestream. Free.

Online Cycling Talks
So you want to start cycling?
25th May, 8pm. Online. Free.
Getting your bike ready to use
27th May, 8pm. Online. Free

Kiss the Ground -Film and Discussion
One of the biggest problems is right under our feet: the soil. This film awakens us to the possibilities of regeneration. 
25th May, 8pm. Free. Online.

Wildlife Gardening Talk & Q&A
With author/conservationist, Joe Gray.
Reconnect with backyard nature!
26th May, 7pm. Online. Free

 

Visit Our Community Garden
Tour of the CDAH Community Garden, Hixberry Lane,
St Albans AL4 0TZ
27th May, 10.30am – 2pm.
Just turn up.

Food events
Change The World In Your Lunchbreak
27th May, 1pm. Online. Free.
Cooking with the parts others throw away
28th May, 2pm. Livestream. Free

Online sessions for kids
Bird Feeders & Seed Bombs
27th May, 5.30pm. Free
Meet the Engineer
27th May, 6pm. Free.

Aecom events online
Home Heat Decarbonisation – What Does It Mean?  25th May, 6.30pm.
Embodied Carbon – What is it? Why does it matter. Followed by Informing Decision Making. From 6.3pm 27th May

Community Newsbite Redbourn
26th May, 11am. Online. Free.
Sustainable Investment
27th May, 8pm. Online. Free

Playing Out information session
How to apply to close your road for play and community building.
28th May, 10.30am.
Online. Free
 

Decarbonise Housing – Let’s Talk
Discussion with St Albans Lib Dems and Lib Dem leader, Ed Davey.
28th May, 7.30pm.
Online. Free
 
Wellbeing events
Yoga in Verulamium Park £12
25th, 26th, 27th, or/and 28th May
Sustaining Wellbeing & Resilience
29th May, 11am. Online. Free.
 

Charity Pot Party
Saturday 29th May, 9am-5pm
With every purchase of Charity Pot, we will donate 100%. of the price (minus taxes) to Sustainable St Albans!
LUSH, The Maltings, St Albans.

Making Your Business More Sustainable
28th May, 12.30pm. Online. Free
Tricks and tips on how you can easily save money while reducing your business’s carbon footprint.

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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Book these SustFest events soon!

In-person events and events that have deadlines

Outside events are still restricted within government guidelines so many of our in-person events have to be booked and some are small groups only. Don’t miss out – get clicking and booking today!


Plastic Free Harpenden Litter Picks
Book:
Adults only session 
Family free session
Both are Sunday 23rd May 2-3pm

Magical Mayfly Walks
Evenings of:
23rd May
26th May
30th May
Book via this link

Plant Your Own Herbs
Monday 24th May 10am-3pm
For all ages
Harpenden
30 minute slots
Book via this link

Yoga in Verulamium Park
25th, 26th, 27th, or/and 28th May
£12
All levels welcome. On Zoom in rain.
Book via this link

Gardening for a Wilder St Albans
Water & Shelter 25th May 10.30am (Adults)
Homes for wildlife 1st June 10.30am (Family)
St Albans
Book via the website

Help Us Grow Our Big Enormous Turnip
26th May 10.30am
Old London Pre-School
Email to volunteer

Introductions to Women’s Bike Rides
Book a small group place
26th May 10.00am – with HSBC Breeze
4th June 10.30am – with HSBC Breeze
5th June at 9.30am – with Verulam Cycling Club

Creative Arts & Crafts Workshops
at the Collective Art Gallery & Art Space
26th, 27th, 28th May
£3
Book via the website

Change the World Through Music
Outdoor Evening Gig
The Mermaid Pub St Albans
26th May
Book by calling 01727 837758

A Walk for Spring Butterflies
Heartwood Forest
£5
29th May 11am
Book via this link

Wonders Great and Small
Bughunting for all ages
All Saints Church, Harpenden
Sunday 30th May 2-3pm
Book via email

Evening Walk from Redbournbury Mill
with RSPB St Albans
Tuesday 1st June
Click here to book

Harpenden Scavenger Trail
For all ages
Wednesday 2nd June
Thursday 3rd June
Click here to book your time slot

Evening walk – Heartwood
With St Albans Friends of the Earth
Saturday 5th June
Walk in small groups, chat with like-minded people 
Click here to book

These activities/offers have deadlines!


Make Your Own Wax Wraps
25th May 7.30pm or 1st June 2.30pm
Cotton fabric and wax supplied for £10 so you must book
Online workshop
Book via email

BeeWild: Make seed sculptures
Order clay and wildflower culture kit
£12.50
Order by 28th May
Click here to order

Sherrards’ Photo Competition
What World Environment Day means to you
Open to all ages
Deadline for entries 28th May
Click here for more info

SustFest Mixed Food Box
From Box Local
Vegan option available
Order by 24th May for delivery 27th May
Click here to order

View the entire programme from our homepage

23 May to 6th June 2021

Over 100 public events
across St Albans, Harpenden and villages

#Covid-safe #SustFest21

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Be a sustainability expert #SustFest21

“The subject of sustainability covers every aspect of our life and decision making and our super varied #SustFest21 events list reflects this. We are so lucky to have this wealth of information available to us . 

It can be hard to know where to start or what to focus on next, what events do I want to go to?“

….read more at https://sustainablestalbans.org/2021/05/12/be-a-sustainability-expert-sustfest21/

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Octopus EV Talk about Powerloop

“Octopus Electric Vehicles are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Sustainability Festival. Helping communities understand the importance of sustainable living is something that we are passionate about.

Electric vehicles are a key part of the UK delivering on its ambitious climate goals. Through our Powerloop* project, for example, we’re looking at innovative ways to help decentralise and decarbonise the grid, bringing benefits on both a national and local scale.“

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….read more at https://sustainablestalbans.org/2021/04/21/octopus-ev-talk-about-powerloop/

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The Path to Sustainability….

Negotiating a COVID ‘diversion’ on the path to sustainability: the road to SustFest21

As you can imagine, when COVID first hit the headlines in March 2020, we had the terrible sinking feeling that the Sustainability Festival would have to be cancelled. When the situation escalated to widespread social distancing restrictions, the festival organising group soon made the decision to postpone until 2021. It was a terrible time for us as a group, mainly because the 2020 was the biggest SustFest to date.

….read more at https://sustainablestalbans.org/2021/02/24/the-path-to-sustainability/