Local climate change activities and campaigns - not all by WinACC. You'll find national campaigns, for example on divestment from fossil fuels, under "National and global". See also "Winchester District organisations".

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WinACC's Cool Communities - have a good time and cut your carbon footprint by 2,500 kilos in six weeks. Buy the Cool Communities Handbook or find out more from coolcommunities@winacc.org.uk

What do the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, Islamic leaders from 20 countries, the Religious Society of Friends, and a rabbinic letter from 333 rabbis have in common? They are calling on us to take climate change seriously.

The 2016/2017 campaign to increase walking in Winchester District.

There is also a Facebook Group for people involved in climate change activities across Hampshire to talk, share news and publicise events.

SAVE is a two year project funded by Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, to research the best method of communicating energy reduction messages to the public.

WinACC is working with the SELFCITY project that is exploring ‘grassroots’ responses to climate change in the UK, Germany and Netherlands.

 

Winchester 2020 aims to influence the creation of a low carbon, sustainable Winchester city with high quality urban design. 

News

WinACC's draft plan for the financial year 2017-2018 puts more emphasis on how we influence the infrastructure of Winchester District. Please have a look and let us know your thoughts.

Hampshire County Council is reviewing how it consults and involves communities and others about planning for minerals, waste and County Council development in their local area. See link to consultation page.

The Journey Hampshire workplaces project is working with businesses across Hampshire trying to get them traveling more sustainably. There are lots of ways they do this and many are specifically tailored to the organisation. Free service available to March 2017.

WinACC will be given the profits from the sales of "This changes everything", a conceptual album of original music on climate change, to be released on 3 June by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label. Please buy it when it's released - available on iTunes.

At our open meeting on 5 February 2016, people recommended the following top priorities for the year: 

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The Sheila McKechnie Foundation supports campaigners. Their site is the best place to look for training courses and general guidance on campaigns. 

These short campaign documents from their Campaign Central archive are immensely useful (though some of the facts may be a little out-of-date):

We are all looking for happiness and research shows that our sense of wellbeing and happiness is strongly linked to our feeling of being connected to people. Modern lifestyles do not lend themselves to getting to know your neighbours or colleagues well. 

On average, each person in the UK is responsible for the emission of the equivalent of around 12.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. However, carbon emissions per person in the Winchester district are about 12% higher than the national average, probably due to a higher standard of living.

Events

May 2017

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

June 2017

How can we all make sure that everyone is welcome and able to be involved in the work of WinACC?

For example: are we fully prepared to welcome people in wheelchairs to our meetings? Or people with visual or hearing impairments? 

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

These joint meetings arranged by WinACC and Friends of the Earth are the ideal way for newcomers to find out more about climate change and environmental issues, and what's going on in Winchester . We aim to be friendly, welcoming and lively, and to thrash out our view on important policy issues at each meeting. Free, all welcome. Come at 7.15 for free coffee or tea and networking.

July 2017

Our open meetings are the ideal way to play your part in tackling  climate change. Find out what's going on in Winchester District, meet friendly like-minded people, and join in discussions and plans for action. Meetings are well-run with plenty of time for discussion, and we always end on time. Refreshments available from 10. All welcome

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

August 2017

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

September 2017

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

These joint meetings arranged by WinACC and Friends of the Earth are the ideal way for newcomers to find out more about climate change and environmental issues, and what's going on in Winchester . We aim to be friendly, welcoming and lively, and to thrash out our view on important policy issues at each meeting. Free, all welcome. Come at 7.15 for free coffee or tea and networking. 

October 2017

WinACC Community Engagement Group supports WinACC's activities in engaging with people and communities to cut their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits of lower carbon living.

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Local climate projects

This e-book argues that one of the key roles of education, whether at home or school, is to prepare young people for a future that will be very different from today. It is a practical book which outlines the key elements of a more green and sustainable future and how these can be explored with young people.

Contact WinACC for a customised inter-active talk or workshop, lasting 45 minutes or 2½ hours (your choice) on topics including:

Energy saving in the home