Sustainability Festival 2021

We love our district – and we want to make it sustainable – for future generations to come. SustFest21 is all about building our community – across St Albans, Harpenden, and villages – to help our district become more environmentally sustainable – let’s help strengthen our community networks this year.



What’s it all about?

The festival encourages community groups, businesses, schools, street groups, and faith groups to organise Covid-safe, environmentally sustainable events and activities for their local communities during the two weeks of #SustFest21 #StaySafe. The aim is to inspire residents across the district to live more sustainably, do practical things to care for the environment and #BeKindToThePlanet.

The festival is organised by a working group of volunteers from Sustainable St AlbansSt. Albans Friends of the Earth, and local residents passionate about environmental issues. In 2019 around 14,000 people took part in events across the district. Find out more about the 2021 festival here.

2021 is a fantastic year to get involved in the festival, as the UK will host the Global Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November. Find out what you can do for the climate and our environment by taking part this year.




Chair of #SustFest21, Jill Watson said:

We know the lockdown is very challenging for everyone. We asked ourselves if it was the right time to have another festival – especially after the disappointment of cancelling in 2020. However, we believe that local residents are passionate about building environmental sustainability, and threats to our environment just can’t wait. Also, this year the UK hosts the Global Climate Change Conference COP26 and local communities need to get their voices heard.”


Comunity Sponsors: Octopus EV and St Albans BID