Link to an excellent video by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on how to programme your thermostat.
General advice to save energy:
Ofgem has approved a number of online energy company comparison services through the Ofgem Confidence Code - a good place to look when comparing home energy deals to save money and energy.
Winter is a great time to get the veggie and fruit patch ready for the food growing season ahead. Incredible Edible Winchester shares top tips on what to do.
Almost 300 adults voted in the Pollution Poll in Winchester High St on busy shopping Saturday 26 November 2016. This was the second time WinACC had asked people to say what they would like Winchester City Council to do about air pollution, and the results are very similar to last time.
Everyone could vote for two choices out of eight possible ways to make the air cleaner in Winchester town centre - or they could vote for "Keep things as they are - pollution isn't a worry for me".
99% of votes were in favour of doing something.
At 5.00am on Thursday 17th November, Cicely Spelling of 10:10 picked up 1000 pinwheels and headed to Parliament Square. As the sun dawned, she joined 25 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed volunteers and planted the pinwheels on the grassy lawn.
The pinwheels represent the lost turbines that can’t be built because of the withdrawal of government support for onshore wind.
Winchester Friends of the Earth will hold an Air Pollution Demo at 11am on Sunday 11 December. They will be carrying 51 cardboard gravestones to represent the 51 people that die prematurely every year in the Winchester District due to the effects of air pollution. Find out more from the FoE website.
Against the backdrop of international climate negotiations in Marrakesh in November 2016, the UK ratified the Paris Agreement " as a sign of the continued commitment to climate action across the world". The Paris Agreement provides a framework for governments as well as business and investors to keep global warming well below 2°C, pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.
A fun voting system uses plastic milk-bottle tops in different colours to show the categories of voters (such as whether local or not, how often they come to town).
Invite people to vote for two choices out of eight possible ways to make the air cleaner in Winchester town centre - or to vote for "Keep things as they are - pollution isn't a worry for me".