Sustainable St Albans Week to kick start with series of talks

A local resident and BBC sustainability employee, Suzanne Dolan

A local resident and BBC sustainability employee, Suzanne Dolan - Credit: Archant

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

Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, Michael Wilkins. Picture: Arnaud Tinel

Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, Michael Wilkins. Picture: Arnaud Tinel - Credit: Archant

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.”

Rothamsted Research PhD student, Darja Dobermann

Rothamsted Research PhD student, Darja Dobermann - Credit: Archant


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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.

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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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