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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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Almost 300 adults voted in the Pollution Poll in Winchester High St on busy shopping Saturday 26 November 2016. This was the second time WinACC had asked people to say what they would like Winchester City Council to do about air pollution, and the results are very similar to last time. 

Winchester Friends of the Earth will hold an Air Pollution Demo at 11am on Sunday 11 December.   They will be carrying 51 cardboard gravestones to represent the 51 people that die prematurely every year in the Winchester District due to the effects of air pollution. Find out more from the FoE website.

The divisions caused by the EU referendum make it more important than ever for us all to unite behind our shared environment.   

Climate justice group 350 is asking us all to join the fight against climate change and call on world leaders to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement and save the planet from climate devastation, immediately halting new coal, oil and gas development and finance a just transition towards a 100% renewable energy future for all.

As the Americans were voting to make Donald Trump the next President of the USA, Winchester Action on Climate Change’s meeting was looking at the implications for local people of changes across the world.

Coming events

December 2016

Come and join us to look at the links between our use of water and climate change: its carbon footprint, what water companies need to do and what we can do.
Our guest speaker is Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager at Southern Water.

On alternate months, the  Built Environment and Transport Action Groups have joint meetings to influence the built environment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both direct and indirect. They work with the City of Winchester Trust in the Winchester 2020 Group. Contact BEG@winacc.org.uk

You might think that, with recent government decisions on feed-in trarrifs, Hinkley Point and Fracking that funding for 'green' projects has dried up.

Not all is lost however and funds, initiatives and projects to support the reduction in CO2 are still available. The Sustainable Business Network invite you to come to their free breakfast workshop and hear about some of the recent developments.

Speakers include:

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living. Find out more from communityengagement@winacc.org.uk

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WinACC needs your help to fund our work. Please give. If you give via Local Giving your gift will be doubled from 18 Oct 2016!

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