Almost 100 people were excited to hear Alice Hooker-Stroud of the renowned Centre for Alternative Technology show that we really can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030 without reducing our standard of living, or inventing new technologies.

Download the presentation, given at a WinACC/Friends of the Earth meeting on 11 March 2014.

Bob Whitmarsh, Chair of WinACC's Science and Technology Advisory Panel, introduced the evening. he explained that the meeting was part of WinACC's thinking about the targets we need to set for Winchester District for 2016-2020. 

Chaired by Cllr Jan Warwick, Winchester City Council portfolio-holder for the environment and neighbourhoods, the meeting ended with ideas for practical steps we can take to encourage Winchester district residents and politicians to adopt Zero Carbon measures. These included:

  • when someone canvasses you for the local elections on 22 May, ask them what their party will do to cut Winchester district's emissions
  • support renewable energy, so that the minority who oppose wind farms, solar and other renewables  don't get all the publicity
  • grow food, eat seasonal and local
  • cut out all flying within the UK, and fly abroad only once every two years
  • make your next car and electric car (or even better, no car at all).

Download CAT's Zero Carbon Britain report for more about their proposals.

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ZCB RtF WinACC PDF - for website.pdf2.75 MB