June 2016

27 June 2016

Climate Home wrote an excellent immediate summary, with links, of the implications of Brexit for the global climate.

22 June 2016

Winchester Friends of the Earth have sent a hard-hitting statement to the Planning Inspector. about air pollution in Winchester city.

16 June 2016

Join us to spot where signposts are needed and obstructions need clearing on main walking routes .

15 June 2016

"This changes everything" is a conceptual album of original music on climate change, to be released by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label.

15 June 2016

WinACC spoke to the City Council Cabinet meeting on 8 June 2016 when the designs for Winchester Station area were discussed.

Chris Holloway thanked the Council for stating clearly that the development must contribute to a lower carbon Winchester District and welcomed the news that the architects planned for low carbon buildings ("BREEAM outstanding"), but argued that proposals need considerable change to cut the carbon footprint of transport. The design must encourage people to walk into town, and streamline getting off the train and onto a bus.

10 June 2016

At ExxonMobil's recent AGM, shareholders rejected all resolutions on climate change, including from the Church of England's investment body. As engagement is not working, Fossil Free now calls on the Church of England to divest from all fossil fuel companies.

10 June 2016

The work of Sparsholt College has been recognised with the award of the Winchester City Council Green Business of the Year title at the Winchester Business Excellence awards.

The award is given to businesses who either produce greener products or services, or demonstrate how they operate in an increasingly sustainable way.

10 June 2016

The Centre for Sustainable Energy are seeking applicants aged 14-17 to take part in the Bright Green Future programme, starting September 2016. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 July.

10 June 2016

Hampshire County Council wants to hear from you about what you do with food and garden waste in your home.  To enter click on: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=145794700975 before the end of July 2016.

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete, and as a thank you for taking part, you can enter into two prize draws to win £100 of leisure vouchers to spend on a special day out, a short break or a nice meal.

7 June 2016

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not campaign is gaining support.  It aims to double the amount of surplus food that's sent to charities. This overstocked or past best before/sell by date food would otherwise go to waste.

"We want to unite the industry, both retailers and manufacturers, to help reduce the huge amount of food waste identified in Parfitt’s report" states the Grocer this month.