October 2014

29 October 2014

The final agreements at the recent EU2030 Climate and Energy Negotiations were not as strong as we called for, and are a long way off what the scientists have said we need to make, but there were a few good outcomes.

1. The package includes  'at least' 40% reduction in emissions by 2030 on 1990 emission levels.  This isn't strong enough, but including 'at least' means there is scope to strengthen this target.

27 October 2014

Bob, chair of WinACC's Science and Technology Advisory Panel, strides ahead on 16 mile sponsored walk for WinACC.

23 October 2014

cooking potDid you know 15 million tonnes of food is waste each year in the UK with households contributing to 7 million tonnes of that? 4.2 tonnes are completely avoidable using some very simple guidelines. 

23 October 2014
We are now metered for water as well as the gas we use to heat it. So even more reason not to waste hot water. You may be able to save without spoiling your experience in the shower by fitting a Challis Water Widget.
The device fits easily between most shower heads and their hoses. It works by aerating the water as it passes through, maintaining an invigorating flow whilst reducing hot water consumption.  
23 October 2014

The Government has twice been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for misleading people about the Green Deal and the Home Improvement Fund. Read more in this news item.

22 October 2014

Hampshire County Council Station Travel Plan has been amended a lot since the early draft. It has good ideas, such as recommending creating a transport interchange, and WinACC's Transport Action Group likes the general direction of what it aims to achieve.

14 October 2014

Double your donations to WinACC with Grow your Tenner. If you give £10 to WinACC using Local Giving, they match it with another £10. So we get double the money!

13 October 2014

Public consultation on the Local Plan Part 2 – Development Management and Site Allocations (LPP2) started on 24 October for a period of 6 weeks, closing on 5 December 2014.

9 October 2014

The University of Southampton's School of Management is delighted to be receiving funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to embed sustainable issues into hairdressing training courses.

The school plans to develop more sustainable practices into the hairdressing curricula and hold events at hairdressing colleges around the UK to promote this. They are very excited for this opportunity to impact an entire sector, especially one that is so resource-intensive and has an impact on domestic hair-care practices.

9 October 2014

Winchester Action on Climate Change now has a new Chair, following a well-attended AGM on Saturday 4 October. Tony Stoller CBE takes over from Councillor Roger Huxstep, who has led the organisation for the past two years and who remains a WinACC trustee.