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HAB Housing have asked us to draw the following announcement to your attention. Whilst WinACC is happy to help advertise this offer, please note WinACC is of course not able to give financial advice and investors must satisfy themselves that any investment made is appropriate to their personal circumstances.

The Journey Hampshire workplaces project is working with businesses across Hampshire trying to get them traveling more sustainably. There are lots of ways they do this and many are specifically tailored to the organisation. Free service available to March 2017.

The award winning National Union of Students Green Impact scheme widely used in Colleges and Universities to drive action on sustainability both on and off campus is for the first time being provided by a local authority for use by businesses in Winchester.

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!

The work of Sparsholt College has been recognised with the award of the Winchester City Council Green Business of the Year title at the Winchester Business Excellence awards.

The award is given to businesses who either produce greener products or services, or demonstrate how they operate in an increasingly sustainable way.

Winchester BID and Winchester City Council have recently been involved in discussions with Enterprise Rent-a-Car about improving traffic congestion across the city centre. They would like to explore the appetite for introducing a city car club for organisations in Winchester.

For the next two years, the Carbon Trust is providing an attractive support package including a cost contribution of up to £10,000 to help small and medium sized companies identify energy saving opportunities and install energy efficient equipment.

Banks and regulators around the world are putting growing pressure on companies.

Winchester BID have asked the City Council to limit restaurant growth and protect the provision of a mix of independent businesses in Winchester in their response to the Local Plan Part 2.

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July 2017

Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) is sometimes viewed as a discipline that only large companies can afford to do. SME businesses can then feel sidelined when competitive sales tenders/PQQs require them to outline their programmes, they believe (wrongly) they can’t do it.

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More businesses are being urged to join a scheme which is helping to make Winchester District a greener, cleaner place to live and work.

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Winchester Low Carbon Board, and the organisations that shape Winchester District, including decisions, consultations and policies from Winchester City Council.

Business and the green economy

This is brilliant short film available on YouTube that rattles through the economic issues and proposed solution.

Lots of material on low carbon faming including case studies and films on the  Soil Association website

A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich's penetrating analysis of the industrial mode of production which characterises our contemporary world.