Local climate change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) expects at an audience of at least 50 at its coming public meeting on Tuesday 10 November at the University of Winchester’s West Downs Campus at 7.30. 

As pressure grows for institutions to take investment out of the fossil fuels which cause the greenhouse gases that lead to dangerous global warming, this meeting will look at how local people can make sure that their own savings are used for good. 

WinACC has teamed up with national campaign Move Your Money whose guest speaker Fionn Travers-Smith will lead discussion on how we can prevent banks and other savings institutions from putting our money into investments that pollute our atmosphere. 

Speakers will also explain the different types of pensions, and the options for someone who is worried than their pension is being used to support fossil fuel companies. 

“I'm looking forward to hearing how I can use my savings responsibly”, said Chris Holloway, WinACC’s Co-Director who is organising the meeting. “Winchester is a comparatively affluent area. People with a little money saved up to leave to their grandchildren want to make sure that, meanwhile, their savings are invested in a way that doesn't harm the planet that their grandchildren will inherit”. 

The meeting is free; refreshments at 7.15, starts 7.30 and finished by 9.30.

Notes to Editors:

  • Move Your Money UK is a national campaign to spread the message than we, as individuals, can make informed decisions about the financial institutions we support and to strengthen the ethical banking sector. Move Your Money UK is a company limited by guarantee no. 7895861. 
  • Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district.  Its members include local residents, businesses and local government, working together to create a better future. 
  • Winchester Action on Climate Change Ltd is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales with company registration no. 08013043. Our registered office is University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR. We are also a registered charity in England and Wales with charity no 1150754. 
  • For further information visit winacc.org.uk or call Chris Holloway, Director on 01962 827083 / 07779 283451 or email press@winacc.org.uk