Media Appearances for Sustainable St Albans Week 2018

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With our 2018 week fast approaching, Sustainable St Albans Week organisers will be making the following appearances:

Radio Verulam (92.6FM in Herts or online at

  • Sunday 15th April (2pm) –Verulam Voices with Elspeth Jackman
  • Tuesday 17th April (9am – 12pm precise time TBC) – Verulam In The Morning with Richard Edwards
  • Friday 20th April (1pm) – Out & About with Diana Garratt
  • Sunday 22nd April (12pm – 2pm precise time TBC) – The Radio Verulam Sunday Lunch with Jonny Seabrook
  • Monday 23rd – Friday 27th April (5.30pm) – West Herts Drivetime with Danny Smith

If you miss any of the above appearances, you can catch them for seven days after broadcast at

Also, look out for articles in Hertfordshire Life and in the Herts Advertiser (our official media partner).

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Sustainable Money by Catherine Ross

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How green is your finance, and does it matter?

Where we save and invest our money has an enormous environmental impact, that most of us don’t even stop to consider.

With most of the choices we make, the impact on the environment is pretty direct … whether we drive or walk, for example, or whether we recycle.  With our money, it’s trickier, but just as important. Do you know what companies your pension fund invests in, and does it matter? Is the degree of climate risk that your money is exposed to at a level you are comfortable with?  How can big companies be encouraged to act environmentally?  How transparent are companies about their environmental standards in the first place?  And if we did want to move our money, what choices are there?

On Tuesday 24th April, we will get insights into important questions like these at Sustainable Money: Climate Risk…

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

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How to make the most of Christmas, whilst also being kinder to our community and environment.


A real Christmas tree seems an obvious choice. However, almost 8 million trees are purchased in December in the UK alone, resulting in intensive production and potentially a lot of waste. When purchasing a real tree, to ensure the tree has been grown sustainably, look out for the FSC- certification logo. After Christmas, see if you can get your tree recycled. If you have an artificial tree, keep using it, make it last for as long as possible. Sites such as freecycle can help you source a pre-loved one.


This is where you can be really creative. Homemade crafts and foods make for great gifts. If you are looking to save money, why not offer to do something nice for someone instead by issuing free “Christmas Gift Cheques”? You can…

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Final Call For Speakers – Our Planet Our Future Event At Rothamsted Conference Centre On 21st April 2018

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Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

Saturday 21st April 2018


Do you have an inspiring idea or a motivating experience to share about how to live more sustainably?  The 2018 Sustainable St Albans Week launch event, “Our Planet Our Future – Inspiring Action” is looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with this exciting event.

If your idea or experience has the potential to reduce our carbon footprint or to inspire others to live more sustainably in their community or even globally, we would love to hear from you.

Application forms and Q&As are available at

Please email your application to

Call closes on Monday 18th December 2017

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From sari rags to sale tags 

Supporting Sustainable StAlbans Week

Community, business, school, faith groups


Send us your logo!

The organising team are preparing for Sustainable StAlbans Week 21-29 April 2018- only 20 weeks away!

We are inviting groups to send us their logo  to show their support for the week. If you belong to a local group e.g. parents’ group; residents association; campaign group, local business – please have a chat in your group about the Week. If you want to support, please send us your logo email sustweek AT transitionstalbans DOT org.

Register an activity/event

To organise an activity for the Week, download the Registration Form and send it back by 15th Jan – See here for form

Freelance Communications Role – Closing Date 5pm Monday 27th November

The team of volunteers behind SuStAinable St Albans Week is looking for a freelance Communications Contractor to help ‘get the word out’ about this award-winning week. For details see

#SustWeek18 Supporting Groups at 24th November 2017