Talks/Films

Short Films to watch any time during the festival

Al Fresco Kitchen Garden Cooking
Watch me cook a delicious plant-based meal. The Earthworks
vegetable plot will be my inspiration. Presented by Danielle Durant,
who will also be sharing ideas thoughout the festival on social media.
Venue Online via thecobbledkitchen.com
Info Free I All ages I @theCobbledKitchen
By The Cobbled Kitchen

Love Your Lunch!
Watch this short video to get shopping tips and creative ideas for making
veggie/vegan lunches. Presented by local food writer and columnist
Becky Alexander.
Venue Online via becky-alexander.com
Info Free I All ages
By Becky Alexander

Natural Beauty Of Earthworks – A Slow Video
Watch one day unfold in Earthworks’ eco-gardens. Experiencing the
natural world supports our wellbeing. So slow down and relax with
Earthworks’ slow video.
When? Available on website from 23 May
rd
Venue Online earthworksstalbans.co.uk
Info Donations welcome I All ages I earthworksstalbans.co.uk
By Earthworks St Albans

Sunday 23 May

Sustainable Living Forum
How can we live sustainably? What is our personal response to the
environment crisis? Come, share your experiences and discover what
your next step might be.
Time 7 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-living-forum-tickets-149302611129
Info Free I Adult only – 13+ I bethanycc.uk
By Bethany Community Church

Monday 24 May

A Revolution In Nuclear Power
A reactor that’s safe, cheap and burns nuclear waste. Could this be part
of our future energy mix? Presentation with Q & A by Simon Johnson,
retired physicist.
Time 7 – 8pm Venue Advised on booking
Book stpaulsstalbans.churchsuite.co.uk/events/9q5qkjkw
Info Free I Adult only I stpauls-stalbans.org
By St Paul’s Church, St Albans

The Remarkable World Of Trees
Join local author and tree-enthusiast Kate Bretherton to explore the
importance of trees in St Albans and her upcoming exhibition at
St Albans Museum and Gallery.
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/remarkable-world-trees
Info £5 I stalbansmuseums.org.uk
By St Albans Museums

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
Info @maternityclotheslibrarylalecheleague
By Maternity Clothes Library (LLL Hertfordshire)

100 Seconds To Midnight
Talk on Climate Change and what you need to do about It. Prof Kate
Jeffery, Director of the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL.
Time 8 – 9.30pm
Venue Online
Book 100seconds.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Adult only I @groups/2624331577825112
By Redbourn Parish Council

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
By WasteAware – The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

Climate Conversation – A Chance To Talk
Join a small, facilitated group online. Take time to talk about the climate,
the future, and prioritise actions. Learn to confidently engage others on
climate issues.
Time 1 – 3pm Venu Online Book sustfestclimcon.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I @SustainableStAlbans
By Sustainable St Albans

Home Heat Decarbonisation – What Does It Mean?
The decarbonisation of home heating is critical to address the climate crisis.
What exactly is it? How can we achieve it? What is involved?
Time 6.30 – 7.30pm Venue Online
Book Email nikki.hodges@aecom.com to register your interest.
Info Free I Adult only I aecom.com
By AECOM

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

Kiss The Ground – Film & Discussion
One of the biggest problems is right under our feet: the soil. This film
awakens us to the possibilities of regeneration. Watch it, then join us
to discuss.
Time 8 – 9pm Venue Online Book via website
Info Adult only I sustainablestalbans.org/our-planet-events
By Our Planet Our Future, Sustainable St Albans

Wed 26 May

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
ByWasteAware – the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership

How To Go Green & Save Money On Your Energy
Join Citizens Advice St Albans for a free online workshop on better
energy deals, understanding greener energy and making your home
more energy-efficient.
Time 10.30am Venue Online
Book Email energy@castad.org.uk or call 01727 811118
Info Free I Adult only I castad.org.uk
By Citizens Advice St Albans District

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

Climate Conversation – A Chance To Talk
Join a small, facilitated group online. Take time to talk about the climate, the future,
and prioritise actions. Learn to confidently engage others on climate issues.
Time 1 – 3pm Venue Online
Book sustfestclimcon.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I @SustainableStAlbans
By Sustainable St Albans

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)

Thirteen Paces By Four – Wildlife Gardening Talk & Q & A
Author/conservationist Joe Gray shares his philosophy on nature and
inspires you to engage in DIY rewilding. Reconnect with backyard nature!
Time 7 – 8pm Venue Online
Book us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
tZIqfuqqToiGdJiFIRrvvNX1vlh66Cjc-cn

Info Free I All ages I stalbans.greenparty.org.uk
By St Albans & District Green Party

Abbey After Hours: Climate Justice
Join us for a live conversation with 2019 Theology Slam winner
Hannah Malcolm. We’ll talk climate justice and Words for a Dying
World (+ poet in residence Dan!)
Time 7.30 – 8.45pm Venue Online
Book stalbanscathedral.org/Event/abbey-after-hours-climate-
justice

Info £8 (standard) or £5 (under-25s)
stalbanscathedral.org By St Albans Cathedral

Thurs 27 May

Climate Conversation – A Chance To Talk
Join a small, facilitated group online. Take time to talk about the climate,
the future, and prioritise actions. Learn to confidently engage others on
climate issues.
Time 9.30 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book sustfestclimcon.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I @SustainableStAlbans
By Sustainable St Albans

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

Change The World In Your Lunchbreak: Make Your Lunch More Eco-friendly
Local author Becky Alexander shares tips on reducing food waste, low waste lunches,
using leftovers and more. There will be time for discussion and questions.
Time 1 – 1.45pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-the-world-in-your-lunchbreak-easy-tips-to-make-
your-lunch-more-eco–tickets-151027791189

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

Embodied Carbon: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?
A short introduction of embodied carbon. Learn what it is and get a
better understanding about why we need to address it.
Time 6.30 – 7.15pm Venue Online
Book Email nikki.hodges@aecom.com to register your interest.
Info Free I All ages I aecom.com
By AECOM

Embodied Carbon: Informing Decision Making
When is the best time to consider low-carbon construction and the
circular economy. How does building form, use and scale contribute to
embodied carbon?
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book Email nikki.hodges@aecom.com to register your interest.
Info Free I All ages I aecom.com
By AECOM


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


Saving CO With An Air Source Heat Pump
We have removed our CO producing gas boiler by installing an Air
Source Heat Pump. Learn about the tech, costs, gov grants, pros/cons.
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/reducing-carbon-footprint-by-installing-an-
air-source-heat-pump-tickets-150930855251

Info Free I Adult only
By St Luke’s Church & Extinction Rebellion St Albans

Sustainable Investment
Alice Ross will talk and answer questions about how you can turn your
savings and pensions, however big or small, into a force for change.
Time 8 – 9pm Venue Online
Book stpaulsstalbans.churchsuite.co.uk/events/iimfzy9f
Info Free I Adult only I stpauls-stalbans.org
By St Paul’s Church, St Albans

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

Playing Out Info Session
Find out how you can close your street to enable play and community
building in St Albans District.
Time 10.30 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book playingoutstainfo.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I sustainablestalbans.org/playingout
By Playing Out St Albans District


Make Your Business More Sustainable: AECOM Case Study
Tricks and tips on how you can easily save the money on facilities
running costs while reducing your business’s carbon footprint.
AECOM St Albans office showcase.
Time 12.30 – 1.30pm Venue Online
Book Email nikki.hodges@aecom.com to register your interest.
Info Free I Adult only I aecom.com
By AECOM


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


Decarbonise Housing – Let’s Talk!
Discussion on the decarbonisation of housing with St Albans Liberal
Democrat councillors and Lib Dem leader Ed Davey Chaired by Daisy
Cooper MP.
Time 7.30 – 9pm Venue Online
Book stalbanslibdems.org.uk/susfest2021
Info Free I All ages I stalbanslibdems.org.uk
By St Albans Liberal Democrats

Sat 29 May

Sustaining Wellbeing & Resilience – No Matter What
Join Chantal Burns and Kimberley Hare to find out why and how you
can access a deep sense of wellbeing.
Time 11am – 12.30pm Venue Online
Book

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustaining-wellbeing-and-resilience-no-matter-what-tickets-150388533151
Info Free I Adult only I heartcommunitygroup.org
By HEART Community Group

Helping Wild Hedgehogs
Join our Live stream event direct from Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary to see
how we help the hedgehogs and find out ways you too can help our garden friends.
Time 2 – 2.45pm
Venue Online
Book fb.me/e/1lVK5eM4J
Info Free I All ages I @HornbeamWood
By Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Sunday 30 May

Garden Medicines – Herbs At Home
Did you know that culinary herbs are great medicines, not to mention
those pesky weeds? Explore using safe, effective, simple weeds and
herbs for good health.
Time 10 – 11am Venue Online
Book paypal.me/Herbalist/9
Info £9 I Adult only I lucyblundenherbal.com
By Lucy Blunden Botanicals


Homemade Oat Milk & Vegan Cheese
Cut down on hard to recycle packaging! Make two quick and easy vegan
staples in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Time 10 – 11am Venue Online
Book Email st.albans.wholefoods@gmail.com
Info Free I All ages I eatwholefoods.co.uk
By Eat Wholefoods

Solar Streets Q & A
Learn more about St Albans Solar Streets scheme with discounted
Solar PV panel systems. Hear from people who have them installed.
Time 6 – 7.30pm Venue Online
Book zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdO6hqTgqHNTBQnngZ7
meiEmveQwDFXS

Info Free I All ages I solarstreets.co.uk/stalbans
By Solar Streets St Albans & District

Tues 1 June

Climate Conversation – A Chance To Talk
Join a small, facilitated group online. Take time to talk about the climate,
the future, and prioritise actions. Learn to confidently engage others on
climate issues.
Time 9.30 – 11.30am Venue Online
Book sustfestclimcon.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I @SustainableStAlbans
By Sustainable St Albans

Gardening For Wilder St Albans – Making Homes for Wildlife
Find out how you can add shelter to your wildlife friendly garden.
Walk around our garden to see different places where animals shelter.
Then make an animal shelter for your own garden.
Time 10.30am – 12noon Venue St Albans
Book hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
Info Free I Family event I hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
By Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Wed 2 June


Tackling The Climate Crisis With Sustainable Transport
Learn about the role of transport in tackling climate change and how
changes in your daily travel patterns can benefit the environment and
wider society.
Time 6.30 – 7.30pm
Venue Online
Book Email nikki.hodges@aecom.com to register your interest.
Info Free I All ages I aecom.com
By AECOM


Activism & Optimism With Local Politicians
A space for St Albans’ young people (14-27) to talk all things
sustainable with their local politicians, inc Daisy Cooper MP, Bim
Afolami (MP) and Cllr Simon Grover.
Time 7 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book activismandoptimism.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I 14 – 27 Year olds I sustainablestalbans.org
By Sustainable St Albans


Saving CO With An Air Source Heat Pump
We have removed our CO producing gas boiler by installing an Air
Source Heat Pump. Learn about the tech, costs, gov grants, pros/cons.
Time 7.30 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book eventbrite.co.uk/e/reducing-carbon-footprint-by-installing-an-
air-source-heat-pump-tickets-150936307559

Info Free I Adult only
By St Luke’s Church & Extinction Rebellion St Albans


Sustainability at St Albans City & District Council
Learn about our Sustainability and Climate Crisis Strategy and how we
deliver our services in a sustainable way. Ask decision-makers about
topics that matter most to you.
Time 7.30 – 9pm Venue Online
Book councilsustainability.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I stalbans.gov.uk/sustainability
By St Albans City & District Council

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


Climate Conversation – A Chance To Talk
Join a small, facilitated group online. Take time to talk about the
climate, the future, and prioritise actions. Learn to confidently
engage others on climate issues.
Time 1 – 3pm Venue Online
Book sustfestclimcon.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I Adult only I @SustainableStAlbans
By Sustainable St Albans

Climate Change – The Decisive Decade
Jonathon Porritt poses some serious questions about Climate Change in
this must-see live Zoom event. Governments, big business, all of us need
to do our bit.
Time 5.30 – 7pm Venue Online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-change-the-decisive-decade-talk-by-the-legend-jonathon-porritt-tickets-149791744139

Info Free I All ages I @SaveButterflyWorld/
By Butterfly World 2.0


The Remarkable Trees Of St Albans
Join us online for an enjoyable and fascinating presentation about our wonderful local
trees by Kate Bretherton, author of ‘The Remarkable Trees of St Albans’.
Time 7 – 8.30pm Venue Online
Book hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2021-06-03-remarkable-trees-st-albans-online
Info Donation welcome I All ages I hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events
By Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

2040 – An Optimistic Film
2040 is a film by Australian environmentalist Damon Gameau.
It is an optimistic look at the future in a time of Climate Change.
Time 8 – 9.45pm
Venue St Pauls Church, Blandford Road, St Albans AL14JP
And online at StPauls-StAlbans.org
Info Donation welcome I All ages I Booking required
By St Paul’s Church, St Albans

Sat 5 June

Health & Climate Change
Hear Dr Kirsten Shukla, psychiatrist, talking about the impact that
climate change is having on our health and mental wellbeing –
and what you can do about it!
Time 1 – 2pm
Venue Online us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduuppzIoHd
fa8ZglrKml9I2K5Zu7kL94

Info Free I All ages I @groups/393878068030914
By Extinction Rebellion St Albans


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 – 3pm Venue Online
Book localtoglobalsustainable.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Donation welcome I Adult only I hawaherts.co.uk
By Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association

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