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There's so much to enjoy in this year's Sustainable St.Albans Week. Take a look at the programme online. Whether you want to make your garden more wildlife friendly, find yummy things to do with leftovers or find out how the council are working to make the old town hall more sustainable, there's something for you.

Most events are free and run by hard working volunteers who would love to see you.

Make the most of this fun week celebrating what we can do to help make our district more sustainable. See you there!

Book your place now to join the discussion about how we can feed everyone sustainably into the future. Panelists include:
  • Prof Achim Dobermann of Rothamsted Research
  • Mary Barton of Hertfordshire Vegans and Vegetarians
  • Ian Pigott local farmer and chair of the charity FACE
  • Jeff Heine of St.Albans Global Justice Now!
Following the panel debate there will be workshops to come up with things we can do right here in St.Albans.

Help Needed for our #IChooseTapWater Christmas Tree!

#IChooseTapWater Christmas Tree - Help!

As part of Sustainable St.Albans Week, we're getting together with local artist Catherine Fenton and local groups of Explorer Scouts to create a Christmas Tree made entirely of plastic bottles to highlight the damage that drinking bottled water does. Catherine has created a design that we're working with and the Explorers are collecting the plastic bottles. We need to find the following

  • a 1.5m diameter piece of marine ply or similar for the base
  • a 3m piece of 3"x 3" for the "trunk"
  • strong wire/fishing line to make the structure for the bottles to go round brackets to fasten the "trunk" to the base
  • outdoor fairy lights that can operate from a battery or solar battery - white or blue, which we can return afterwards
  • clear cable ties to fasten everything together
Email stalbansfoe@hotmail.com if you can help with any of these. Thanks!

Ask the EU to halve food waste

Food waste is a scandal.  

Next month the European Parliament has the chance to set a binding target to reduce food waste by 50% between now and 2030. That means that all countries in the EU would be legally required to take action to cut their food waste in half, from farm to fork.

But without pressure from people like you the European Parliament could decide to water down this inspirational commitment. Please help persuade them to halve food waste.
Let's halve food waste

Whether you voted for Brexit or not: make 

sure the environment doesn't suffer

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The British people have voted for the UK to leave the European Union.

This decision puts many of our environmental and nature protections at risk.

We can no longer rely on the EU to:

  • protect our nature and habitats
  • keep our beaches clean
  • help to clean up our air
  • ban bee-harming pesticides.

And much more.

So we have to work even harder to make sure these protections aren't lost.

Email your MP now to ask that they pledge to protect our environment.

How can schools help? For lots of information and ideas take a look at our Schools Page - including details on making your own bug hotel.

We're looking for more schools who would like to become more bee friendly. We can help you transform a small piece of land near their school into a flower rich wonderland for bees, bugs and humans to enjoy, or to build a bee and bug hotel using recycled materials.

Is your school up for it? Get in touch at stalbansfoe@hotmail.com

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Take a look here at what your St.Albans parliamentary 

candidates had to say on issues of sustainability and fairness -

 remind yourself what they promised!

Our thanks to Ivor Kellock for his help with this video.

Next meeting:

Tuesday 6th December

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