Hampshire Climate Action Network - HampshireCAN for short - met on 10 March 2018 - see detailed notes.

These are the main points:

Air pollution

  • We will hold a special HampshireCAN event, at which we will get a speaker to educate ourselves more about air pollution, and consider how to work together / network to get added value from collaborating – for example, we might:
    • share things - expertise, monitors, the cost of hiring a Smogmobile for use in several areas
    • press for a regional Clean Air strategy / extension of No Idling
    • use joint messages, joint actions, joint branding
  • We will set up a group to liaise across Hampshire – email HCAN@winacc.org.uk to take part.

Making homes more energy efficient

  • Each group will write to their MP to say that the Green Growth Strategy needs to require all new homes to meet zero carbon standard because if not, they will have to be retrofitted which costs more. (The detailed notes include an example, a letter written to Damien Hinds MP by Energy Alton).

Ecochurch

  • Eco-Church, backed by A Rocha, is the latest Christian multi-denominational ecological initiative. They have good materials for churches to look at what they are doing in respect of Worship and teaching; Buildings; Land; Community and Global; Lifestyle.

Solar power

  • It's hoped that local churches in Southampton will come together to explore the possibility of solar PV on local church roofs (churches always have south facing roofs and often on the long side along the nave)
  • In Hampshire, there is support available for creating solar schemes on roofs, e.g. from Wey Valley Solar or Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-op – the challenge is finding owners with large roofs who are willing to consider it.
  • Basingstoke Energy Co-op kindly shared their list of potential funders for community energy schemes.

Hampshire 2050

  • HCC is setting up a Commission of Inquiry to “..make recommendations on a Vision for Hampshire 2050 which will guide and contribute to the future prosperity, quality of life, and protection and enhancement of the character and environment of Hampshire”. 
  • We will submit evidence as HampshireCAN. If you want to join the small group to work on this, email us at hcan@winacc.org.uk. We should also submit evidence from our individual organisations. 

Dates of the next two meetings of HampshireCAN

  • Sat 14 July 10.30-1.00  at  The Parish Office St Lawrence Parish Centre Church Street Alton GU34 2BW, convened by Energy Alton.  
  • Sat 13 October  10-12.30 Innovation Centre, Norden House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EB

See the simple Hampshire Climate Action Network "constitution".