It would be great to see you at one of these fabulous events running for this week only!
What’s Wrong With Our Food System? An exploration in photos An exhibition by award winning photographer showing stories of struggle against global food corporations for an alternative model of farming. Free. 8.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Courtyard Cafe, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR (which does a lovely coffee, cake or lunch!)
All Week: Plastic Plant Pot Amnesty and
Bring your broken plastic pots for recycling, collection points within the centre. Collect the coffee grounds from our Dahlia Coffee House and use it in your gardens. Free . During opening hours See website for details. North Orbital Road (A414), St Albans, AL2 1DH.
All Week: Water Saving Squad
Affinity Water are running a competition during Sustainable St Albans Week. Submit your favourite water saving tip to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic water butt planter as well
as other prizes! There will also be the opportunity to submit them online via Twitter and Facebook (@Affinitywater) so keep an eye out for more details! Free . The Water Saving Squad will be out and about collecting your tips
throughout the week.
All Week: Tree exhibition
The life of St Barbe Baker, founder of The Men of the Trees and The International Tree Foundation. An exhibition about trees and a children’s quiz.For those school age and above. Free . Library hours St Albans Main Library, The
Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3JQ.
Self guided tour of BRE Innovation Park
This is a great opportunity to visit free! It is a unique collection of ‘test houses’ which you can explore – they showcase sustainable building, landscape designs, and innovative low carbon materials and technologies. Booking is easy: email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the date and time you wish to attend (tours approx. 1 hour). Quote ‘Sustainable St Albans Week’ to get free admission. Book slots 10am – 3pm Mon – Fri BRE Innovation Park, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, WD25 9NH.
Special Sustainable menu
If you don’t know it already, pop in to support this popular local cafe – it is having a special vegetarian menu for the week to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Tues 10.30am – 4.30pm Wed – Sat 9am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Cafe on the Corner, 39 Catherine Street,
St Albans AL3 5BJ.Run by Camphill Village Trust for and by the members.
All Week: Green Volunteer Week
This week St Albans Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) will be dedicated to green volunteer roles. Are you interested in conservation, wildlife and the outdoors, or in sustainability generally? Come and see what volunteer roles are available. Free .Mon 21 – Thurs 24 Nov 10am – 4pm The Hub, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.
All Week: Veganism: the most sustainable
way to eat
Try the vegan breakfast or cake! There will be a display about veganism in the café through the week. If you are curious or need more information, we’ll have leaflets, magazines and will be happy to chat with you. Free.Open on Mon, Thur, and Fri 9am – 4pm Sat 10am – 4pm Sun 11am – 3pm (closed Tues and Wed). The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP. Parking in roads close by.
All Week: Business NEED to FEED Challenge
How much food goes to the dog or bin? Teams of 5 from local businesses compete to reduce company OR individual food spend. The team who saves most cash and wastes the least
food wins, with saved monies donated to St Albans Food Banks. To find out more or enter a team email: Tara.Clark@Oaklands.ac.uk Free . Thurs 17th (midnight) to Wed 24th Nov (midnight) Prize giving on Friday 25th.
All Week: Recrafting
Do you like making crafts? Oxfam in Harpenden have thought up a great way to get some more materials, bring a donation into Oxfam Harpenden and get swatches of fabrics or other craft materials. Free.Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm 3 Harding Parade, Harpenden, AL5 4SW.
All Week: Children’s Book Swap
Exchange rather than buy new: donate a children’s book and take another away for free (max. 5 books). Free.9am – 5pm Mon – Sat
(9am – 7pm Thurs) 11am – 3pm Sun. 5 Harding Parade, Harpenden, AL5 4SW.
Gluttony’ Art Exhibition
Pop along to this imaginative art gallery on Hatfield Road, to see multi artist exhibition and online competition exploring Gluttony. In association with The Hunger Project charity. Free.Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4JS (in between Glenferrie Road and Blandford Road opposite the bus stop. Parking on Hatfield Road)
All Week: Encouraging recycling and
limiting food waste
The Parish of St. Stephen’s with St. Julian’s are planning to establish a compost area in St. Stephen’s churchyard. We are encouraging local people to recycle more throughout the week. Sermons will have an environmental content. Free. St Stephen’s with St Julian’s churches, St Albans.
All Week: Book Banks
3 x Book Bank sessions across the District. For people using food banks. Free. See www.bookbanks.org.uk Mon, Tues, Wed
Feed, Cunningham Hub and Wheathampstead.