October 2014

An illustrated talk with a special video presentation from Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Network, to celebrate what people are doing and can do to live more sustainably in the New Forest.

New Forest Transition is a community-based organisation supported by people living in the New Forest area.  All initiatives are designed to benefit local communities in making long lasting changes to their lives and environments. New Forest Transition are part of a grassroots global network of over 1000 Transition initiatives. 

Guy Watson, CEO of Riverford Organics, discusses his experience of 30 years of trying to be useful with vegetables - what it means and why it matters. Guy will be sharing the story of Riverford, from its original conception to its current position as the largest supplier of organic produce in the UK.

Light refreshments will be served from 6:00pm. Following the talk there will be time for networking and drinks.

Regular meeting of the WinACC Science and Technology Advisory Panel.

Come along to this free event hosted by Hampshire Sustainable Business Network to find out more about keeping your business sustainable and how to overcome environmental challenges.

Robert Nicholls, Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Southampton, discusses his research on the issues facing our coasts and their adaptation to climate change, with an emphasis on sea-level rise. Hear about how this research is developing a tool to forecast what the UK's coastline will look like in the future.

November 2014

Regular meeting of the WinACC Built Environment Action Group.

A talk by Polly Higgins, the lawyer developing the Ecocide Act - the Law to protect the planet.

The Eridicate Ecocide campaign is in its final year and it is imperative that everyone gets behind the cause, signs the petition, and generally makes a fuss about it, standing up to call for the law to be introduced. Whether this means writing to your local MP, MEP, newspapers or sharing the campaign widely, we have an opportunity to make a real difference, and now is the time to do it.

Future Solent are proud to announce their 3rd Annual conference and expo. 
This event is an opportunity to talk with businesses that have received grants from Future Solent's Green Growth programme, to hear about the new Solent Energy strategy, find out who the new Hampshire Bank will be lending to, network with academics, the public sector and clean-tech clusters and give instant feedback on what you think of the Future Solent plans.