SustFest19 -

Sustainability Festival 2019

Sat 11th May – Sat 1st June 2019

3 Weeks of 150+ sustainability events across
St Albans, Harpenden and the villages.


It’s our district – we love it! And we want to make it sustainable for generations to come. 

The programme is out on Friday 5th April, and is being delivered to every household in the district with their council tax bill.

Please talk about it with your friends - ask them if they saw it and discuss what you are doing for the festival.

Visit our SustFest19 events page for some highlights of events that will be running.  Including.. a Dusk Bat Walk,  a Talk on Green Investment, a Vegan Cooking Course, a Plastic-Free Family Picnic, and many, many more….

#SustFest19 - latest news

  • Speed networking April 5th - book now!

  • Dates for your diary

  • Promote your event with our colourful supporters' logos

  • Please help - Sign up for market stalls - Come to a volunteer evening

  • Do you have a banner sites or programme distribution point?

  • Let's make SustFest Balloon Free - watch a film about why

  • There's still time to grab a stall at the Market Takeover on 19th May.

Plus....see below for some highlights of #SustFest19 events to look forward to.

Speed Networking

Friday 5th April 7-9pm
Trestle Arts Base

All #SustFest19 event organisers welcome.

Free event! Book here now!

Come and meet fellow organisers

Celebrate the launch of the #SustFest19 programme
Get the St Albans Sustainability Festival off to a great start!

  • learn about each other’s events/help promote each others'

  • take away piles of the #SustFest19 programme hot off the press

  • exchange tips, ideas and contacts

  • have a free cuppa and a slice of cake – or buy a drink at the cash bar

*Please note this year’s great new location – a lovely spot for a Friday night sociable event like this*:
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ

Bring with you:

  • information about your event

  • a reuseable mug (we’re trying to keep this a disposables free event)

Please note that no glass is allowed at the venue.

This is a popular event - Click here to book your place right now – it’s free!

Please avoid using balloons for your #SustFest19 event

Come and see Rubber Jellyfish, a brand new film about the damage that balloons cause to the environment. Thursday 28th March at to the Inn on the Park St Albans. - dinner available too. 

Click here for information and booking. Tickets £6/2 concessions.

Don't Let Go is a new campaign by Plastic Free St Albans It seeks to prevent local balloon releases, and raises awareness of the environmental degradation caused by balloons.

Please avoid using balloons for your #SustFest19 event.



For one day SustFest will take over St Albans market with stalls, music, entertainment and food! You could join us!

Just contact Craig - email here

Click here for more info.  

Help promote the events!

Volunteer at SustFest market stalls:

  • Volunteer for the April market stalls listed below and help hand out copies of the programme to the general public.

  • Saturday 6th April  - #SustFest19 Stall at St Albans Market

  • Sunday 7th April - #SustFest19 Stall at St Albans Vegan Market

  • Saturday 27th April - #SustFest19 Stall at St Albans Market

  • Sunday 28th April - #SustFest19 Stall at Harpenden Farmers' Market

Click here to sign up at Doodle Poll

SustFest Volunteers' evening

We would love you to come along and find out how you can help get #SustFest19 to reach everyone in the district. Includes how to share programmes to motivate people to come along; market stalls, update on basic social media and email sharing. Refreshments; all welcome. Ideal for new people who want to help, as well as regular volunteers.

Thursday 11th April, 7-9pm at the Green Kitchen, 419 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL4 0XP.

Do you have a space for SustFest banners?

We want everyone in the district to join in with #SustFest19, even if they have never before given a thought to sustainability. Do you or your group own a prominent site? Could you give us permission to put up a banner? Could you be a distribution point for our programmes? Please contact us if you can help.

Promote your event

with our colourful supporters' logos

For more information about promoting your event and to download the SustFest logos visit the dedicated supporters section of our website.

Dates for your Diary

#SustFest19 - St Albans Sustainability Festival

  • NEW Thursday 28th March (evening) - Rubber Jellyfish film - environmental degradation caused by balloons

  • Friday 5th April (evening) - Speed Networking event andprogramme launch

  • NEW Thursday 11th April  - #SustFest19 Volunteers evening

  • Saturday 11th May - Saturday 1st June​

  • Sunday 19th May - Market Takeover

#SustFest19 is sponsored by:

Community Sponsors:
St Albans BID
Affinity Water

Gold Sponsors:
Christopher Place,

Herts County Show,


Silver Sponsors:

Green Angel Syndicate, and

Mama Bamboo. 


Here at St.Albans and District Friends of the Earth we’re keen to do what we can to improve our environment here and in the rest of the world. We’re a small, friendly group who meet once a month. 

© 2019 St. Albans Friends of the Earth