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. 

How to get involved

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.

Events

We meet on Saturday mornings on alternate months at 10.00 for 10.30-12.00 at St Lawrence Parish Room, Winchester, SO23 9LH.  In the months between, we meet on Tuesday evenings (joint with Friends of the Earth Winchester) at 7.15 for 7.30-9.15, Venues vary so check the events calendar.

We hold other events too. See the events calendar for dates and topics for all our meetings.

Membership

As well as getting involved, why not sign the WinACC pledge and become a member of Winchester Action on Climate Change Limited?

Action Groups

WinACC action groups engage people on topics they feel strongly about, to contribute to achieving WinACC's priorities.

Local community groups on climate change 

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, from “’Tin Can Alley’ for summer fairs to ‘Carbon Conversion’ board games – see order form.
  • free energy monitors to lend
  • 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.
Donate to WinACC

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

Thank you to all our funders, past and present.

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.