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. 

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

Now that the Paris Agreement has been signed, the work begins.

After a pilot in three neighbourhoods of Winchester last year, local charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is launching “Cool Communities” for the whole of Winchester district at a workshop on the morning of Saturday 5 December 2015.

All you need is enthusiasm, a bit of time and an interest in lifestyle change. It costs nothing and will save money from your energy bill.  Here's how you can get involved....

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.

The Great Waste starts March 2015 

It will help prevent waste and increase the levels of recycling in the Winchester District - something dear to many people's hearts - and will make a significant impact on the area's carbon footprint. Events will be running from March 2015 to  April 2016 and we need lots of volunteers to help us. 

Find out how you can play a part in meeting the targets from the Paris Climate Conference by reducing your own carbon footprint.

Grid for recording carbon reductions 

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The then DECC Minister Greg Barker and local MP Steve Brine came to hear about Cool Communities from people who've been piloting this exciting new programme for WinACC in June 2014.