On Sunday 6 August, environmental campaigners in Winchester said goodbye to outgoing Director Chris Holloway and welcomed Tom Brenan (pictured below, right) as the new head of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC).

Local climate activists marked National Clean Air Day on 15 June with criticisms of the government’s draft plan for tackling air quality “Improving air quality in the UK: Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities”.

 According to climate charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC), the government’s proposals are far too modest, and the timetable too slow.

Kings Worthy residents have been enjoying easy fun ways to make a difference to climate change. 

This June is Hampshire Clean Air Month. Events and activities are being planned across the county by local climate change campaigners under the heading Hampshire BREATHE. 

On Saturday 1 April 2017, environmental campaigners in Winchester launched a new initiative, BREATHE: for better air, transport, health and environment. Posters will be going up in windows “We back BREATHE” with a distinctive green thumbs-up sign.

The Mayor cycled to join the residents of Kings Worthy to launch a new community map on Saturday 25 March.   Connecting Kings Worthy will deliver the new map, which will be delivered to everyone in the Worthies to bring the community together and get everyone walking and cycling. 

"A great talk showing that new housing can be good for the environment and commercially successful!” said the Mayor.

Last year’s 10:10 petition for onshore wind gave them a foot in the door. The government were non-committal, but they weren’t entirely cold on the future of clean energy either.
 

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