A HAMPSHIRE organisation have the support of the city council to launch Winchester’s first ever ‘Green Week.’

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) will organise a week of events to provide the community with a chance to showcase existing green initiatives and inspire sustainable living across the district.

The programme of around 30 events includes an allotment open day, a Green Business Fund workshop, an exclusive coffee bar and a range of conservation activities.

Winchester Action on Climate Change will also outline future plans on how to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint.

Events are aimed at families of all ages and aim to debate the surrounding topics of climate change in a calm, friendly atmosphere.

It has been planned to coincide with the government’s new Green GB Week, announced in the Clean Growth Strategy last year.

The executive director of Winchester Action on Climate Change, Tom Brenan, said: “We are seeking to encourage everyone across the community, business and public sectors to get involved, help to raise awareness of the benefits of taking a ‘green’ approach and inspire action.

“We very much hope that Winchester District Green Week will become a firm fixture in the Winchester calendar.”

Events will take place between October 13-20 and most will be free of charge.

A brochure detailing all of the events can be found at the Winchester Action on Climate Change website.