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Hampshire is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Winchester, England's former capital city. Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council. W

Hampshire contains all its green belt in the New Forest district, in the southwest of the county, from the boundary with Dorset along the coastline to Lymington and northwards to Ringwood. Its boundary is contiguous with the New Forest National Park. Its function is to control expansion in the South East Dorset conurbation and outlying towns and villages. W

Hampshire has its own County Youth Council and is an independent youth-run organisation. It meets once a month around Hampshire and aims to give the young people of Hampshire a voice. It also has numerous district and borough youth councils including Basingstoke's "Basingstoke & Deane Youth Council". W

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Restoration of the Itchen Navigation, linking Southampton and Winchester, primarily as a wildlife corridor, began in 2008. W

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Hampshire contains two national parks; the New Forest is wholly within the county, and the South Downs National Park embraces parts of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. W

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Have Your Say Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Whitchurch Bollards Project

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Green Hampshire help preserve and conserve the environment, both built and natural, for future generations.

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op - Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative - West Solent Solar Co-operative

The centre of Southampton is located above a large hot water aquifer that can provide Geothermal power to some of the city's buildings. This energy is processed at a plant in the centre of the West Quay region in Southampton city centre and is the only geothermal power station in the UK. The plant provides private electricity for the Port of Southampton and hot water to a city centre district heating scheme. In a 2006 survey of carbon emissions in major UK cities conducted by British Gas, Southampton was ranked as being one of the lowest carbon emitting cities in the United Kingdom.[1]

WinACC factsheets on saving energy


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Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Portsmouth Cycle Forum

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Minstead Study Centre - The Sustainability Centre

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Curb, the The Real Junk Food Project, Southampton - Futurefarms, a co-operative from the village of Martin - Hampshire Fare - New Forest Food Challenge - Southampton Seed Swap - Southampton Sustainable Food Partnership on facebook



Food growing, Supplementary Planning Document – draft



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more video: Hale Village Market

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Southampton Repair Cafe

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The Basingstoke Canal has been extensively restored, and is now navigable for most of its route. However its usage is currently still limited by low water supply and conservation issues. W W

Recreational walks in Hampshire W

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

Regular events

1st Saturday of every month (except January) Southampton Repair Cafe


Oct 22 - November 12 Portsmouth Climate Festival


Mar 9 Have Your Say, public open day, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council


September 19 - 27 Basingstoke Green Week

May 25 Environmental Rock 2015, on LocalWiki

March 7 Sustainability Festival, Southampton Hub

February 8 9th Southampton Seed Swap


September 20 - 27 Basingstoke Green Week

May 11 South Downs Green Fair

March 9 Alton Green Open Homes 2014

Visions[edit | edit source]

Imagine 2030 at Trifest 2021
Authors: TransitionSoton, Aug 25, 2021

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Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Recycle for Southampton

Video[edit | edit source]


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News and comment[edit | edit source]


Millions of native oysters to be returned to the Solent, Apr 20[2]


Projects leading the way for a more sustainable future in Hampshire, Nov 28[3]

The best thing since sliced bread - A Sustainable Food Partnership for Southampton, Mar 22[4]


Transition: Live and Unleashed in the New Forest! October 24

See also[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

Hampshire W

References[edit | edit source]

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