Winchester Council Planning Committee approved the revised Planning Application for the Hampshire Renewable Energy Demonstration Centre and Green Gas Mill on 13 October.

WinACC needs someone who can be the official treasurer, which also means becoming a WinACC Trustee. This is an unpaid post, taking perhaps an hour a month on average. If you might be interested, please contact Richard.blackman@winacc.org.uk on 01962 827083

Winchester City Council is reviewing its waste, recycling, grounds maintenance and street cleansing services. Residents are invited to give their views by completing a questionnaire and have the opportunity to influence the way services are provided in future.

Winchester City Council are holding a conference to explore ways in which the Council can do more in the area of sustainable food on the 12th October.

Winchester BID is looking to make better use of spare company parking in Winchester by making it available through spacehopper.com to 9 million users of RingGo.

For the next few months the University of Southampton is offering free training in sustainable hairdressing. A small salon putting the training into practice could use 24150 kwh less energy, 143,000 litres less water and save over £5000 a year!

How to challenge your pension fund to carry out its legal duty to take account of climate risks, whether you are already drawing your pension or still paying into one, and whether it's a private pension, a company pension scheme or local government pension.

Campaigning to urge business and financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels - is it worthwhile, and how to do it - with links

September is such a wonderful time of year if you grow your own vegetables but sometimes the plenty turns to glut! If you are luck enough to have too many tomatoes, try making homemade soup - so much nicer than anything that comes out of a tin! (photo from commons wikimedia)

Autumn Seasonal Tips by Jim Morgan

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