In November 2015, WinACC's paper "Station Approach: WinACC notes on the City Council Design Brief " commented on the brief from our perspective with a particular emphasis on transport. Our paper also summarises some of our thoughts about what we'd want to see in the area.
People all over Hampshire will be making their voices heard on the weekend of 28 and 29 November to keep global warming below 2 degrees C. They are telling the UK Government and around 200 world leaders at the crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris between 30 November and 12 December to set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions which will be legally binding on all the nations of the world.
Two events at the end of this week demonstrate the determination of the people of Winchester District to take action about climate change and counteract global warming. These are in the context of the coming United Nations conference on climate change, taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December, and the national and international day of climate change action on Sunday 29 November.
WinACC's letter to David Cameron to press for a binding global carbon reduction agreement at Paris will be delivered on behalf of WinACC and all 700 local signatories by local teenagers Emily Cox, Carys Jones and Tom Storey Angell on 27 November.
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.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd announced changes to the direction of Government energy policy in a speech on the 18 November 2015. Read the full text of the speech.
Spanner films "The Age of Stupid" is now available to watch on youtube. Get everyone you know to watch the film which helped inspire the 10:10 carbon reduction campaign.
We can all reduce our carbon footprint by daily choices we make about the food we eat, how it is produced and where it is grown. This latest WinACC report about transporting fresh food (fruit, vegetables and salads) shows that eating seasonal food is a better guide to reducing your carbon footprint than buying local food, but it is not quite a simple as we would like! Read on to find out why you might choose to eat more vegetables than salads in winter. Notes of Food tranport B.
Changing lightbulbs is perhaps the easiest way to save energy in the home and can deliver significant savings.
Here's a quick introduction to lightbulbs and how you can make changes to save energy and money.
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After a pilot in three neighbourhoods of Winchester last year, local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is launching “Cool Communities” for the whole of Winchester district at a workshop on the morning of Saturday 5 December 2015.
A transformative programme, Cool Communities aims to help people save energy and cut their carbon footprint. Neighbours work together in small groups to reduce their carbon footprint – in other words, to cut down on the polluting greenhouse gases that lead to global warming and climate change.