# Small Steps Campaign Hampshire Federation of Women's Institutes.

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Small Steps Campaign Hampshire Federation of Women's Institutes

Who am I? Susie Phillips, climate action coordinator Winchester Action on Climate Change Tackling climate change by getting people to use less energy in their lives More efficient and better insulated homes = less energy used People save money!

But first… Heads or Tails Everybody stands up. Two energy saving measures will appear on the screen. To vote for the one that you think saves the most energy, either put your hands on your head or on your tail. You probably have to guess! The solution is revealed Wrong answers sit down and right answers play the next round.

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Reduce your non- recyclable rubbish by a quarter (by reusing bags, reducing packaging etc.) Tails Replace one bath with a shower per week per person? Question 1

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Reduce your non- recyclable rubbish by a quarter (by reusing bags, reducing packaging etc.) 460kg Tails Replace one bath with a shower per week per person 340kg Question 1

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Do one load of laundry at 30 o C each week Tails Switch to washing up by hand once a week, instead of using the dishwasher Question 2

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Do one load of laundry at 30 o C each week 20kg Tails Switch to washing up by hand instead of using the dishwasher once a week 40kg Question 2

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Set your heating to come on one hour later Tails Turn your room thermostat to 18 o C Question 3

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Set your heating to come on one hour later 230kg Tails Turn your room thermostat to 18 o C 280kg Question 3

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Reduce your shower time from 6 minutes to 4 minutes Tails Buy an A+++ energy rated washing machine Question 4

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Reduce your shower time from 6 minutes to 4 minutes 70kg Tails Buy an A+++ energy rated washing machine 65kg Question 4

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Having a vegetarian day once a week Tails Seal all the draughts in the house Question 5

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Having a vegetarian day once a week 165kg Tails Seal all the draughts in the house 130kg Question 5

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Insulating your loft Tails Insulating your cavity walls Question 6

Which saves the most energy over a year? Heads Insulating your loft 720kg Tails Insulating your cavity walls 550kg Question 6

Climate change – the last taboo? Is it the most unacceptable topic to bring up at a dinner party?

The Women’s Institute and Climate Change Resolutions and actions – past and present SOS for high street – lowers transport emissions Recipes for British produce – reducing food miles Closing the door –shops reducing energy usage Eating seasonally – reducing food miles Country of origin Labelling (COOL) – reducing food miles Lobbying government for change in energy policies Supporting Earth Hour

Can one person make a difference? Should I recycle this yoghurt pot? Should I drive to the supermarket to recycle glass? Should I replace my old boiler? Its just me – will it matter?

Small Steps Competition Starting in April 2014 until December Everyone in the federation to reduce by 1 tonne of CO2 (1000kg)

How does it work? At your monthly meetings and through the magazine Each month – three actions to choose from: Bronze 20kg CO 2 saved over a year Silver 50kg CO 2 saved over a year Gold100kg CO 2 saved over a year At the next meeting the secretary will record who did which challenges (honour system) WI house will publish a scoreboard to show which WI is saving the most CO 2

A few details and the one rule You can do more than one action a month You or your secretary do not need to do any calculations – just tell us what action(s) each person took. Alternative actions are available on the Hampshire website This is a change for life – try it for the month but it is over the year that it will make a difference

Prizes and Bonuses! The last actions will be published for the December meeting Results and prizes at next March meeting 2015 There will be prizes for the top three WIs who lose the most over the year Watch out for ways to boost your WI points during the year

Will it make a difference? Yes! WI as community leaders People make a difference when they work together

Thank you and Good luck More details in this month’s posting Come and speak to me or my colleague at the stand in the foyer at lunch Come and claim your heads and tails prizes