Recycling/Zero Waste 21

23 May – 6 June

Bring It Back Scheme
Lush customers will be able to bring back ANY full-sized (45g+) Lush plastic empty and receive 50p per item towards their shopping that day!
Time 9am – 5pm Venue LUSH St Albans Unit 2, The Maltings
St Albans AL1 3HS
Info Free I All ages I @lushstalbans By LUSH

One Small Thing
Individual/ small ‘family’ group ideas towards sustainability. What can you do/share along the road? See a festival on our website and share your ideas.
Venue See website wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk
Info Free I All ages
By Wheathampstead Parish Council

Redbourn Lockdown Litter Picks
Open to all residents of Redbourn to do their own individual or family litter pick.
Venue Redbourn
Info Free I All ages I @redbourninbloom
By Redbourn in Bloom

Sherrards’ Photo Competition- Win a Lussmanns Voucher!
Take a photo of what World Environment Day means to you for a chance to win! To enter post and tag Sherrards on instagram @sherrardsSolicitors1
or email events@sherrards.com
When? 12 April- 28 May. The winner announced 2 June.
Info Free I All ages – under 18s entries must be submitted by parent or guardian.
sherrards.com/news-post/sherrards-does-sustfest21
By Sherrards Solicitors

SustFest21 Recycling Challenge
Ready for a recycling challenge? Use our local recycling map to avoid sending certain items to landfill over SustFest. Download the list and get recycling! sustainablestalbans.org/local-recycling-map
Venue Online Info Free I All ages I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans

23 – 28 May

Paper Needed For Future Picassos
Can we use the other side? Yes, we can! Your left over paper wanted – small and large. Can be used by over sixty 2-5 year olds who are keen mark makers.
Time 9.15am – 3pm, Mon – Fri
Venue Scout Hut in Riverside Road (off Cottonmill Lane), St Albans
Info Wheely bin for paper donations I oldlondonroadps.org
By Old London Road Preschool

Zero Waste Wheel Of Fortune
Spin the wheel to get your zero waste gift with any purchase over £15 – food/beauty/cleaning products/double loyalty points plus more!
Time 10am – 5pm
Venue The Refill Pantry, 26 London Road, St Albans AL1 1NG
The Refill Pantry, Carpenter’s Farm Shop, St Albans AL4 9LJ
Info Free I All ages I therefillpantry.co.uk
By The Refill Pantry

Sun 23 May

Plastic Free Harpenden Litter Pick
Come along for some fresh air and help to reclaim our environment from the litter disaster that is endemic everywhere.
Time 2 – 3pm
(1) Venue Harpenden
Book eventbrite.com/e/plastic-free-harpenden-litter-pick-
tickets-148750435557

(2) Venue – Batford Springs Nature Reserve Harpenden
Book eventbrite.com/e/plastic-free-harpenden-family-litter-pick-
tickets-149299046467

Info Free I All ages I plasticfreeharpenden.org.uk
By Plastic Free Harpenden

Mon 24 May

Sustainable Maternity Clothing – Don’t Buy, Borrow!
Meet Heather who runs the St Albans Maternity Clothes Library and join her for an online Q & A session.
Time 8 – 9pm Venue Online
Book heatherlllgb@gmail.com
@maternityclotheslibrarylalecheleague
By Maternity Clothes Library (LLL Hertfordshire)

Tues 25 May

What’s In Our Bins? The Journey Of Hertfordshire’s Rubbish
Discover what happens to your discarded tins/boxes. Uncover what the county throws away, how rubbish is sorted and where it goes.
Time 10 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/whats-in-our-bins-a-look-at-
hertfordshires-rubbish-tickets-149020531421

Info – Free I @HertsWasteAware
WasteAware – The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

Make Your Own Vegan Wax Wraps
We will show you how to make you own vegan wax wraps at home. We will live-stream the event of the making process. Cotton Fabric and wax will be provided.
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book Email jeffersoncrafts1@gmail.com
Info £10 I All ages I jeffersoncrafts.com
By Jefferson Crafts

Eco Church: What, Why, How?
To encourage churches to start on the Eco Church road and encourage further those with awards. Led by Philip Nalpanis on behalf of A Rocha UK, who run Eco Church.
Time 7.30 – 9.15pm Venue Online
Book Email Chris Hancock admin@midhertsmethodists.org.uk
Info Adult only I @MarlboroughRoadMethodistChurch
By Marlborough Road Methodist Church

Wed 26 May

Zero Waste Wednesday
We will be looking at encouraging zero waste habits and zero waste products at our regular Wednesday Charter market stall.
Time 9am – 4pm Venue Market place, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I @phase0utplastic
By Phase Out Plastic

Who Dumps Waste? What Are We Doing About It?
Join the award-winning Herts Fly Tipping Group to hear about their work and how they are encouraging national changes to manage fly tipping.
Time 10 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-dumps-waste-and-what-were-doing-
about-it-reducing-flytipping-in-herts-tickets-149041016693

Info Free I All ages I @HertsWasteAware
WasteAware – the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

Creative Arts & Crafts – Re-use!
Day 1: Create Your Own Colourful Branch Makramé
We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £3 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art gallery and Art Space

Nappy Natter: An Introduction To The Fluffy World of
Re-usable Nappies

Online demo from a nappy library with experiences from local families, and details of the Council’s new discount scheme.
Time 1 – 2.30pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/nappy-natter-an-introduction-to-the-fluffy-
world-of-reusable-nappies-tickets-149046735799

By WasteAware – The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

Win, Win, Win
This is a Zoom event that explores how we reuse and recycle, help others and feel good about ourselves.
Time 6 – 7pm Venue Online
Book Eventbrite, details on @StAlbansforRefugees
Info Free I All ages
By St Albans for Refugees (StAR)

Thurs 27 May

Creative Arts and Crafts – Re-use!
Day 2: Making Spring Animal Collection
We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £3 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art Gallery & Art Space

Plastic Free Harpenden: ReGroup, ReFresh, ReFocus
Can Harpenden gain Plastic Free community status? Join us on zoom to find out what’s been done so far, what next and how can you get involved.
Time 11am – 12noon
Venue Online
Book eventbrite.com/e/148738858931
Info Free I Adult only I plasticfreeharpenden.org.uk
By Plastic Free Harpenden

Craft Swish
Sort out your craft clutter – and find something new. Great opportunity to make some craft swaps.
Time 2 – 6pm
Venue The Farmers Boy, 134 London Road, St
Albans AL1 1PQ
Info Free I All ages I jeffersoncrafts.com
By Jefferson Crafts

Sustainable Fashion: Shopping With A Conscience
Fun & interactive online Sustainable Fashion event, where you can learn more about shopping mindfully. Panel discussion with Lauren Bravo.
Time 7.30 – 9.30pm Venue Online
Book luxeleopardlifestyle.co.uk/service-page/online-sustainable-
fashion-event?referral=service_list_widget

Info £15 I Adult only I luxeleopardlifestyle.co.uk
By Luxe Leopard Lifestyle

Friday 28 May

Plastic-free Periods – Everything You Need To Know
Going plastic free is easy, cost effective and comfortable! Learn about options available, hear real life experiences and discuss pros and cons.
Time 10 – 11.30 am Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/plastic-free-periods-everything-you-want-to-know-and-
more-tickets-149051235257

Info Free I Adult only I @HertsWasteAware
By WasteAware – The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership


Creative Arts and Crafts – Re-use!
Day 3: Try Experimental Abstract Painting With Natural Waste. We have prepared 3 days of creative workshops which will inspire you through sustainable creations that come from nature and waste.
Time 10am – 4pm
Venue 18 Hollywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Info £5 I All ages I collectivegallery.co.uk
By Collective Art Gallery & Art Space

An Introduction To Terracycle – For Hard To Recycle Items
Fed up with putting hard to recycle items in your bin? Come along and learn about local Terracyle and “send it back” opportunities near you.
Time 1.30 – 2.15pm Venue Online
Book Email kate.cherry.arbonne@gmail.com
Info Free I Adult only I katecherry.arbonne.com
By Kate Cherry Arbonne Independent Consultant


Cooking With The Parts That Others Throw Away

Do you use the leaves of your cauliflower or save your vegetable peelings? Join Claire Gilles and find out how we can use those parts which most people throw away.
Time 2 – 3pm Venue Online: Facebook live
Info Free I Adult only I @deliciousandreal
By Delicious & Real

Sat 29 May

Charity Pot Party
With every purchase of Charity Pot this weekend, we will donate 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to Sustainable St Albans! Charity pots cost £1, £4.50 and £16.
Time 9am – 5pm
Venue LUSH St Albans – Unit 2, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HS
Info All ages I @lushstalbans
By LUSH

Mindful Nature Walk & ReCrafting: Crafting With Recyclables
Join Mind in Mid Herts’ free public Mindfulness walk in one of St Albans’ lovely green spaces. Support your mental health in nature.
Time 10 – 11.30am Venue See website and online listings for details
Book TBC Info Free I Adult only I mindinmidherts.org.uk
By Mind in Mid Herts

Sunday 30 May

25th Anniversary Litter Pick
Time 10am – 12noon
Venue Highfield Park Visitor
Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA
Free I All ages I @HighfieldParkTrust
Highfield Park Trust

Quakers Bric-A-Brac Sale
Outdoor sale of books, plants, preserves and bric-a-brac (weather permitting).
Time 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venue Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road,
St Albans AL1 3UD
Info Free I All ages I llquakers.org.uk/stalbans/web
By St Albans Quakers

Tues 1 June

Make Your Own Wax Wrap
We will show you how to make you own vegan wax wraps at home. We will live stream the event of the making process. Cotton fabric and wax will be provided.
Time 2.30 – 3.30pm Venue Online
Book Email jeffersoncrafts1@gmail.com
Info £10 I All ages I jeffersoncrafts.com
By Jefferson Crafts

Poetry Across The Page
Art/Design activity using recycled books to make a design with lettering based on a verse of poetry. In person, if allowed. Otherwise, will post workshop video.
Time 2.30 – 3.30pm Venue Online (unless able to hold in library: Please keep an eye on
@harpendenlibrary
Info Free I All ages
By Harpenden Library

Thurs 3 June

What Happens To Your Food Waste?
St Albans Council and Severn Trent Green Power explain how food waste is turned into beautiful green electricity and fertiliser for the land.
Time 10.30am – 12noon
Venue Online
Book whathappenstofoodwaste.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I All ages I stalbans.gov.uk/recycling
By St Albans City & District Council

The Cutting Edge Of Food Waste – Tips & Tricks
Join local chefs as they share recipes from the Love your Leftovers Cookbook. Why reducing food waste is easy and essential for the planet.
Time 2 – 3.30pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/cutting-edge-of-food-waste-tips-and-
tricks-on-reducing-kitchen-waste-tickets-149056623373

Info Free I All ages I @HertsWasteAware
WasteAware – The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

Sat 5 June

Eco Ideas & Re purposing
Stalls in the Cravells Road area of Southdown to demonstrate eco ideas and/or offer items for re purposing.
Time 10.30am – 4pm Venue Cravells Road, Harpenden
Info Free I All ages
By Cravells Road & Area

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 climate and environmental issues.
Time 2 – 3.30pm Venue Online
Book localtoglobalsustainable.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Donation welcome I Adult only I hawaherts.co.uk
By Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association

Sun 6 June

Harpenden Litter Pick
Join this local litter picking session – with support of Harpenden Town Council.
Time 10.30am – 12noon
Venue Outside St John’s Church, Southdown
Harpenden AL5 1DJ
Info Free I All ages I stjohnsharpenden.org.uk
By St John’s Eco Church

After the Festival

How Memories Are Made
Join us on 28th June and learn how to make the most of your stuff at home. St Albans Soroptimists women’s group interactive online event. With Jane Fletcher, founder of The Art of Giving.
Time 7.30 – 9pm Venue Online
Info Donations welcome I Adult only
sigbi.org/st-albans-and-district/2021/art-of-giving
By Soroptimist International St Albans & District