Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district, creating lower energy bills, healthier lifestyles and stronger communities. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet.
WinACC helps people save energy in their homes and businesses, save money and keep warm in winter. We press for better public transport, we support sustainable renewable energy, large and small, and we work closely with the local councils to support the emerging low carbon economy.
Together, we can create a better future.
There are lots of ways to get involved, coming to an open meeting, volunteering to help at a single event, starting a Cool Communities group and more. Find out more here.
We meet four times a year on Saturday mornings at 10.00 for 10.30-12.00 at St Lawrence Parish Room, Winchester, SO23 9LH. These meetings focus on action.
We meet four times a year on Tuesday evenings jointly with Friends of the Earth Winchester at 7.15 for 7.30-9.15 at the Winchester Club, Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB (above the bottle banks in the car park). These meetings focus on important issues and campaigns.
We hold other events too. Everyone is welcome to all our open meetings. See the events calendar for dates and topics for all our meetings.
As well as getting involved, sign the WinACC pledge and become a member of Winchester Action on Climate Change.
WinACC action groups engage people on topics they feel strongly about, to contribute to achieving WinACC's priorities.
Local climate change groups across the district are always keen to hear from anyone in their area. WinACC offers them:
- free loan of equipment eg projector, screens (small and large), tables etc - see list and order form.
- free loan of activities and games such as “’Tin Can Alley’ for summer fairs – see order form.
- free energy monitors to lend
- our "Trash to Treasure" exhibition showing alternatives to throwing stuff away
- a display of measures to save energy at home, from remote swtiches to insultation
- a display of low energy and LED lightbulbs
- workshops, speakers and facilitators on climate change topics
- ideas about successful activities from other groups
- opportunities to meet active people/groups from other parts of the Winchester district
- publicity – we’ll advertise your events in our newsletter and website.
- supplies of leaflets on energy saving in the home and cutting the carbon footprint of our travel – see list and order form
- a few films on DVD to borrow, and advice on what films you could show
- a free lending library of books with a climate change theme, both fiction and fact.
WinACC is a registered charity which relies on donations from individuals, organisations and charitable trusts.
If you can, please make a donation to help support our work.
Find out more
- Opportunities for interns are sometimes available. At present we have no intern vacancies.
- Volunteer with WinACC
- The office team
- Our annual plan
- Our publications
- WinACC's structure - a diagram
- WinACC management
- Trustees - who they are, meetings, Strategy and Policy Committee, etc.
- Accounts and annual reports
- The legal stuff
- Contact us. Our address is WinACC, Main Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO22 4NR (map). If you visit, please go to the University’s reception and ask them to ring us.
WinACC is funded by the University of Winchester, Winchester City Council, donations from individual supporters, and grants for projects. The accounts give a list of funders.