Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet. Together, we can create a better future.
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A packed audience responded with enthusiasm to a talk by guest speakers from HAB Housing on "Building Low Carbon Housing" on 21 February at the Winchester Discovery Centre at a meeting organised by WinACC and Friends of the Earth Winchester.
Winchester City Council is reviewing its Licensing Policy for taxis (technically "Hackney and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Private Hire Operators" and welcome your comments by 2 March. You might want to suggest that taxis should produce as little greenhouse gas as possible.
Winchester City Council held a public consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan for the city centre. WinACC replied that the actions set out in the plan probably won't be enough to keep air pollution within legal limits by 2020.
10 February 2017
Dates and topics of WinACC open meetings 2017.
The Food action group aims to promote community food growing and stop food being wasted.
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The chair is Clare Shorter.
The Transport Action Group aims to cut emissions from transport, especially the private car and flying. We lobby for better public transport, more attention to walking and cycling, and to reduce the adverse effects of traffic in the city. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More energy is wasted heating and cooling business premises than in any other activity.
With energy costs rising, and unlikely to fall, whether you own or rent your premises, hear how you can save money and speak to others in the same situation.
Breakfast followed by 3 speakers highlighting the issues and some practical steps you can take finishing with a "Green Impact" session for those signed up to the Winchester City Council scheme. www.greenimpact.org.uk/wcc
The Renewable Energy action group promotes increased use of renewable energy in Winchester district by raising awareness influencing local policies and promoting locally based, larger scale renewable energy generation schemes.