Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) has teamed up with the Winchester Discovery Centre to bring a feast of information about climate change, global warming and the environment to Winchester district.

WinACC, the local coalition of organisations and citizens, aims to get every household and organisation in Winchester district to reduce their carbon footprint by a third by 2015 – which means aiming for a 20% reduction by 2012, and 10% by 2010.
 
In the light of last week’s successful climate change film weekend, WinACC has donated to The Discovery Centre five copies of “Carbon Detox: your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change” by climate activist George Marshall.
 
There is a display about climate change and the work of WinACC until the end of October, where you’ll also find a ‘pledge-box’. Anyone can post their own personal carbon-reducing pledges in the box, and WinACC will post them back in three months time, as a reminder.
 
A wealth of other books about the environment are available, ranging from the science of climate change to growing your own vegetables.
 
Ellie Bolton, who organised the display, said, “The idea is to offer a one-stop bookshelf. People will be able to find a wide range of ‘green’ subjects that will all provide tips and techniques to help reduce your carbon footprint; from eco-cookery to self-sufficiency.”