October 2016

24 October 2016

George Monbiot reports in the Guardian (19 Oct 2016) that "you cannot build new runways and prevent climate breakdown".

The prime minister cannot uphold the Paris agreement on climate change, that comes into force next month, and permit the runway to be built. While most sectors can replace fossil fuels with other sources, this is not the case for aviation.

24 October 2016

The Journey Hampshire workplaces project is working with businesses across Hampshire trying to get them traveling more sustainably. There are lots of ways they do this and many are specifically tailored to the organisation. Free service available to March 2017.

20 October 2016

Winchester City Council has been asked to play a more active role in ‘sustainable’ food at a specially convened meeting of local organisations.

18 October 2016

Your donation up to £10 to WinACC will be doubled  from 10 am 18 October until the money runs out if you give through Local Giving. Standing Orders will be doubled for the first three months.

14 October 2016

The award winning National Union of Students Green Impact scheme widely used in Colleges and Universities to drive action on sustainability both on and off campus is for the first time being provided by a local authority for use by businesses in Winchester.

The green scheme was launched at the September Sustainable Business Network meeting. It has been well-received by local businesses with several already enthusiastic about taking part.

14 October 2016

Winchester Action on Climate Change elected Bob Whitmarsh and Liz Harris as new trustees at the AGM on the 1st October.

13 October 2016

Winchester City Council Planning Committee approved the application from Sparsholt College by eight votes to one on 13 October 2016.

This ground-breaking scheme which will train farmers for the future, help local farmers financially, and help Winchester District do our share to meet national renewable energy targets. At the moment, we lag far behind what we should be doing.

Richard Ritchie, Chair of WinACC’s Renewable Energy Action Group, said: 

13 October 2016

New WinACC trustee Bob Whitmarsh walked 16 miles from Wherwell to Romsey on the Test Way last Sunday to raise money for WinACC. Well done Bob! Please sponsor Bob here.

10 October 2016

Please come to Winchester Guildhall 9.00 am this Thursday to show Planning Committee that you support Sparsholt College's Hampshire Renewable Energy Demonstration Centre and Green Gas Mill.

6 October 2016

Over 500 adults voted in the Pollution Poll in the Cathedral close on 2 October 2016. Everyone could vote for two choices out of eight possible ways to make the air cleaner in Winchester town centre - or they could vote for "Keep things as they are - pollution isn't a worry for me".

97% of over 1000 votes were in favour of doing something.

Two of the eight options got the support of over half of the votes: