It has never been so important to change our habits to reduce our carbon footprints. How can we go about creating such a change?

WinACC is working together with the University of the West of England (UWE) on the SELFCITY project, which is seeking to better understand how to facilitate innovative and more effective community-led responses to environmental challenges, including climate change. This workshop is part of the SELFCITY project and will be led by Ian Smith of the UWE.

Each Cool Communities EcoGroup comprises five or six individuals from different households who meet four times, usually at someone's house, to work through the cool communities handbook and look at ways of reducing their carbon footprint in a fun and sociable environment.

Fulflood in Winchester, Hampshire was set up as part of the Greening Campaign established by Terena Plowright and is gathering support from the community to work together to reduce its carbon footprint and save money. Read their September Newsletter here.

 WinACC Food Group (aka Incredible Edible Winchester) has been nominated for a Lloyds Bank community award of up to £3000. Please vote for us before 10 October by doing the following:

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. 

About the Pilot project 2013 and evaluation

WinACC's meeting on 5 April 2014 was an inspiring and entertaining talk by Mary Clear, one of the founder members of the internationally recognised Incredible Edible.