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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 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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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