Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is launching a new programme to help faith communities in Winchester tackle carbon emission and take up the climate challenge. The first course of Carbon Conversations started on 22nd February, running every Monday for 2 hours for six weeks. New courses starting throughout the spring - email faith@winacc.org.uk for details.

Caring for the world we live in is nothing new to members of any community of faith. But the urgent and serious threat of climate change presents a new challenge to us all. Many people want to do something to help, but aren’t sure how. As key members of the local community, people of different faiths across the Winchester district are being invited to get involved in a number of ways over the next nine months and beyond.

The programme is being led by James Martin Jones and Helen Fisher, who together have large amount of experience in climate change communications and training. James said, “Over the next few months, we will run a series of ‘Carbon Conversations’. These inspiring, practical six-session courses encourage low carbon living in a positive and achievable way. Those taking the course can then go on to lead further conversations within their local community if they wish. We are hoping for a wave of awareness and action across all communities of faith and beyond.”

There will also be a large event  on 22 May designed to help members of all faiths in Winchester to learn about climate change, talk about what it means for them and plan joint activities and actions for maximum impact.

If you want to find out more or get involved in any way please email faith@winacc.org.uk - James or Helen will get back to you as soon as they can.