Sustainable St Albans Week 2016 connects our community across St Albans City & District - it offers residents a week of varied events and activities which raise awareness of environmental sustainablity and encourage change; there is something for everyone, and everyone can join in! Local businesses, all kinds of community & voluntary groups, faith groups, plus all stages of education from kindergarten to University.
Sustainable St Albans Week 2016 will build on the success of the district's first ever Sustainable St Albans Week in 2015.
Last year, over 130 organisations got involved, and ran over 100 events throughout the week, all raising awareness of environmental sustainability. It generated such a buzz; people thinking about, and talking about sustainability, and making pledges for real action because of their involvement. We have been recognised for our achievement; Sustainable St Albans Week 2015 is a finalist in two categories in the Mayor's Pride Awards!
The local groups involved will run a wide variety of activities; for all ages and interests – from food events, walks and exploration of natural habitats, film showings, children’s activities, litter picks, arts, talks and seminars on sustainable practice. Topics will cover zero waste, sustainable water, energy, natural habitats, sustainable food, sustainable economy and building healthy and vibrant communities.
To donate to Sustainable St Albans Week 2016, click on the boxes above right.
What does my funding help with?
A week of this scale takes hard work, time and effort. Your funding will help us with all of our costs; our (very) part-time staff, our graphic design and printing costs, and the cost to reach residents through social media, banners, and fliers. Even a little bit helps; we are doing something very big on a very small budget!
Sustainable food is the special focus for 2016
In 2016, we will have a special focus on sustainable food for 2016. Did you know that food waste is one of the biggest environmental issues in our district and one that everyone, everywhere can do something to tackle? Did you know that eating less red meat is one of the simplest things you can do to cut your carbon footprint, and you can start today!
Who runs the week?
Transition St Albans (TSA) and St Albans Friends of the Earth run Sustainable St Albans Week. You can see that our plans are ambitious for two small local voluntary groups! That's why we need your help.
Thank you for your interest! If you can't support us financially, then please help us by spreading the word; tell the groups you are involved with that they can take part, and tell the networks you are connected to that they can come along to events. If you can help us in another way, please get in touch on [email protected]