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Sustainable St Albans Week to kick start with series of talks

PUBLISHED: 17:22 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:22 09 April 2018

A series of talks will kick start Sustainable St Albans Week this year.

Rothamsted Research is hosting the first event of the environmentally-minded week, with speakers talking about a range of topics including Knowledge is Power, Plastic Fishing Only, Growing your Home, and Low Carbon Woman.

A local resident and BBC sustainability employee, Suzanne Dolan, is planning on speaking about lowering the carbon footprint, and a Rothamsted Research PhD student, Darja Dobermann, is examining the potential to nutritiously eat insects.

Darja said: “It is always exciting to me to see a community take local action on a global issue, especially with something that can feel as big or overwhelming as sustainability.

“I am thrilled to be a part of it and looking forward to getting some minds buzzing about the potential role of insects in our food systems in the future.”

Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, Michael Wilkins, who will be talking everything money, said: “It will take green money to make the world go round more sustainably.”

Talks are interspersed with performances from the Ver Poets and will conclude with a reception where the audience can mingle with the speakers.

Lead event organiser, Lesley Flowers, said: “The mixture of live inspirational speakers, art and poetry will combine to spark deep discussion and connections for the audience.

“We are delighted with the calibre of speakers and I believe attendees are in for a treat.”

The launch event is on April 21 from 1.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets are £15 from ourplanet2018.eventbrite.co.uk/

Sustainable St Albans Week runs from April 21 to 29.

For more information, visit www.sustainablestalbans.org

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