Page 2 of the current issue of the Church Times features the launch of the Church Times Green Church Awards 2017, in recognition of a range of impressive environmental advances made by churches of all denominations in the past few years.

Southern Water are harnessing sun-power and reducing their carbon footprint by installing more than 15,000 solar panels at three of their sites.

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!

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.

WinACC can help people to help their organisations to cut their carbon footprint by setting up an eco-group.

Hampshire County Council's carbon emission reduction program has saved over £2.7 million in energy costs and cut CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes over the past five years. A further £275,000 of carbon tax savings have been achieved in this year alone.

A new ceiling at the Meon Hall in Meonstoke has improved not only the energy efficiency of the Main Hall but the appearance and the acoustics. The work was carried out following an energy report and advice from WinACC and with the help of grants from local Parish Councils, Winchester City Council and Hampshire Playing Fields Association.

The new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), launching in December, will help large organisations cut their electricity use with a detailed energy audit. The Government press release said that by reducing energy consumption by 1 per cent, big businesses could save over £250 million on their energy bills annually. Big businesses are paying for five power stati

Staff working from home on one or more days per week (13% already do) can save emissions generated by their commute, especially by car, and their need for heating, lighting and electricity in the workplace. Some agreement may need to be made about the consequent costs of heating, lighting and electricity used at home.



In late January 2016, Winchester Action on Climate Change commissioned an energy assessment survey on behalf of a local, modern, community hall. The survey aimed to identify any energy wastage and actions which could be carried out to improve energy efficiency and conservation.

Business large and small, voluntary and community groups and public sector bodies can all cut their carbon footprint. Here's where to get help.

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

Commuting and business travel causes more than a third of car carbon emissions. So this is an area where significant savings can be made to reduce the carbon emissions created by these journeys.

 Resources to help small and voluntary organisations and community groups reduce their carbon footprint.

An online resource to help businesses prepare for the effects of climate change.

Help more people to cycle to work by signing up to the ‘Cycle to Work Guarantee.’

Employers can lend cycles and cyclists’ safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. The following guidelines clarify how organisations can take advantage of the exemption to implement a Cycle to Work scheme that encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce.

Parent topic

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

Organisations and energy-saving

Article by David Knight and Bob Whitmarsh

Our World Our Share

This practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, “hands-on” introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; starting with the choices you make when buying technology, through to the software and peripherals you use, how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and m

Making energy savings can start with some basic monitoring of energy use and walking around the building and making notes of where energy could be reduced.

The following guides can help in this process:


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