October 2015

12 October 2015

Could you design something useful from waste? A new garment, or textile, or something for use in the home, office or garden? Something that others could re-create? Creative designers in Winchester District are invited to enter the Re:Design Challenge, open until 11 March 2016. Details here.

6 October 2015

WinACC asks you to write to your MP ( Steve Brine or George Hollingbery) about the Government's actiosns on climate chane and  the coming Paris global climate conference.

Ony write to your own MP, and ensure that your address is on the letter. MPs only take notice of their own constituents.

We suggest you choose just two or three issues, as a short letter is more likely to be read. And put it in your own words, as MPs take much less notice of anything they feel is a pre-written circular.

So here are some suggestions - or add your own.

6 October 2015

2015 is a crucial year for the future of humanity, leading up to the Paris conference in December. This is what you can do to help politicians create a global agreement that will keep global warming below 2°C.

2 October 2015
The coming 6-monthly meeting Hampshire Climate Action Network is on 7 November. This network meeting is open to everyone who is active in the community on climate change. The purpose is to share news, learn from successes and failures, and review if we should work together across all or part of the county of Hampshire (including unitaries).

It is informal workshop-style, no speakers, and a bring-and-share lunch afterwards to network.

2 October 2015

WinACC  is  writing to David Cameron to press for a binding global carbon reduction agreement at Paris this November.  Please add your name to our letter.

2 October 2015

The Great Waste Re:Design Challenge is being launched on 10 October at Winchester School of Art with a one-day a fashion design ‘boot camp’  for teams from local schools and colleges. 

1 October 2015

Sign this message to Pope Francis to thank him for what he is saying, to countr-balance attacks on him since his visit to the US: 

Thank you for standing up to climate deniers, speaking the truth on climate science, and calling for global action to stop climate change. I stand with you on climate!

September 2015

29 September 2015

Winchester Town Forum meeting 6.30 Monday 5 October 2015 and Winchester Cabinet (Local Plan) meeting 9.30 am Tuesday 6 October will both discuss the latest draft of part 2 of the Local Plan. Email chris.holloway@winacc.org.uk with points you would like WinACC to raise at either meeting.

18 September 2015

WinACC's chair Tony Stoller asked Cabinet for the brief for development of Winchester station area to include a requirement to contribute to a lower carbon Winchester. WinACC is pleased that Councillors promised to make sure that the brief was amended to reflect the City Council's policies on a low carbon economy and a low carbon Winchester District.

16 September 2015

This simple but shocking figure shows the number of years remaining until different global warming thresholds are breached, assuming the current rate of global emissions.