Renewable energy schemes are one of the best ways for Winchester District to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new Government-funded report commissioned by Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC).

“Get walking!” Is the message from Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) for National Get Walking Day on Sunday May 27 2012.

Money doesn't buy happiness, and the more stuff we have, the more we want. Consumerism makes us discontented. People who are well off can buy more and more stuff, while poorer people in this country have little, and much less in parts of the world like Africa. If the whole world consumed as much as the average Winchester resident, we’d need almost four planets-worth of resources to feed their habit.

New housing must showcase zero carbon living
Now that the Secretary of State has refused permission for new housing at Barton Farm, Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is calling on developers and the City Council to create housing that helps people to live without greenhouse gas emissions.
“People need to be able to shop, work and go to school within walking and cycling distance of their homes, wherever they may be”, said Ernie...

Figures collected by the environmental group Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) suggest that the vast majority of people in Winchester District are convinced that climate change is happening and that preventing global warming is down to national and local politicians as well as individuals.

We can use the demand for extra housing to improve Winchester city if we look for areas that need improving, and locate attractive new housing and small business spaces in those parts of our city.

Oil is getting harder to extract and more expensive, and greenhouse gases are causing climate change.

Local politicians from all three major political parties backed Open GreenHouse: local climate change campaigners opening their homes on Sunday 10 July to show neighbours how to cut energy use.

WinACC Transport Group has produced the third edition of their survey of car parking in Winchester city. Surveys in 2011 confirmed the findings from the previous surveys in May and June 2010.

Winchester district’s carbon footprint has gone down a little in recent years, but not enough to prevent the worst effects of climate change.