Climate change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is inviting people to celebrate their exciting year at the AGM and bring-and-share lunch on Saturday, 7 September 2013 at 10:30am at St. Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook St. SO23 9LH.

The group aims to cut the yearly carbon footprint of Winchester District. To focus on the best ways to cut the emissions that cause climate change, two big projects, Greener Travel and Green Deal Winchester, concentrated on supporting people to cut the carbon footprint of their homes and their travel, saving energy and money.

WinACC will also be asking members to support important changes to WinACC's legal structure and constitution, making the charity into a charitable company.

Another important theme for the past year was pressing for more renewable energy to replace energy from the fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases. Generating more renewable energy locally also strengthens Winchester district’s economy.

“The last year saw WinACC going from strength to strength” said Chris Holloway, WinACC’s Director. “580 people visited Green Deal Winchester Energy Help Centre and 175 registered for our free Green Deal home energy-saving assessment. 300 people came to our screening of “Chasing Ice” , 200 people took part in 20 Greener Travel discussions, and 13 homes were opened for neighbours and visitors to see the energy-saving improvements at Open GreenHouse.”

To continue their focus on what’s most important, WinACC aims to raise £50,000 a year for energy saving (£15,000), renewable energy ( £10,000) and supporting communities to tackle climate change (£25,000).

Whether people have taken part in a project, donate, volunteer, act locally, campaign with WinACC or just like what the charity does, everyone is welcome to celebrate the year and learn about plans for the future. More about WinACC can also be found on their website or by ringing 01962 827083.