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 Major 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.
 

As the Americans were voting to make Donald Trump the next President of the USA, Winchester Action on Climate Change’s meeting was looking at the implications for local people of changes across the world.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which channels government finance for research into air pollution, has a special issue of its regular news magazine 'Planet Earth' devoted to that.  A useful article is the one in which some scientists checked the accuracy of the many cheap air-pollution meters on the market and found it woefull

Local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is giving residents of Winchester District another opportunity to get to know its “Cool Communities” programme at its open workshop at 10.30am on Saturday 6 August at the St Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH. 

People in Winchester who need advice will get an even better service following the launch of the Winchester Advice Charter. 

The Charter was launched at a Big Advice conference for advice-givers in Winchester District in June organised jointly by Citizens Advice Winchester District, Community First Winchester, and Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC). 

Each year, an estimated 40 to 50 people die early in Winchester from air pollution outside the home. At the Winchester Centre, Worthy Lane, at 7.30 on 12 July, local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) and Winchester Friends of the Earth are holding a public meeting to consider how to make Winchester cleaner and safer. 

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