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Winchester Action on Climate Change name first ever patron
9:09am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Winchester
PROFFESOR Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester , has been named patron of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC).
Prof Carter, right, who has a background in environmental geo-chemistry, is the first person to take on the newly-created role She said: “WinACC is a professional, well-managed organisation which is working tirelessly in an area of huge importance to human kind. “It inspires and facilitates organisations and citizens in Winchester and district to work together creatively to accelerate the move to a low carbon society.”
Chris Holloway, WinACC director, added: “Having the support of an important local figure in Prof Joy Carter will help us raise awareness of climate change, probably the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.” The group was formed in 2007 with the aim of cutting Winchester’s annual carbon footprint by 30 per cent between 2004 and 2015.
The University of Winchester is one of the founding members of WinACC, and has given the group use of office space on campus.
WinACC will hold its AGM on Saturday, October 6, in St Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook Street, Winchester, at 10.30am.