Tuesday, 8 November 2011 - 7:45pm to 9:15pm

Water: how to cut the carbon footprint of water use in your home. The average person uses up to 50% more water than 25 years ago, as we have more baths and wash our clothes. Flushing the toilet uses the most, unless you have a newer cistern with two settings for light and heavy flushes. So if you have an old fashioned cistern, put a plastic bottle of water in it to cut down the water it uses.

This joint meeting of Winchester Friends of the Earth and Winchester Action on Climate Change last Tuesday looked at all sorts of gadgets to help cut water use in the home. Water butts to collect rain water from the roof were the most popular. People were interested to learn about re-using so-called “grey” water. Southern Water donated water-saving kits to give away.