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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Young Islanders head into the boardroom with ferry company CEO

Young leaders meet Captain Matt Mullins

Young Islanders had a chance to find out more about the Isle of Wight ferry company and quiz their CEO on a recent visit

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:55am

By Karen Woods

Act now to have your work included in the ‘Undecided Earth’ art exhibition

Extinction Rebellion protesters holding up red hands

Original art, Letters to the Earth and Climate Emergency placards are welcome as part of the Undecided Earth exhibition opening later this week

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 11:24am

By Julie Hutchison

Isle of Wight’s Mermaid Gin bottle ‘perfect at every possible level’ say Design Awards’ judges

mermaid gin bottle seal

It's not just Islanders who love the new Mermaid Gin bottle, the judges of the International 2019 Design Awards thought it was a worthy winner too

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Labour say they welcome broader conversation on Green New Deal

Earth day green heart :

Labour's Green New Deal will fight climate change whilst raising living standards for the many, and making polluters pay for the damage they have cause, says Island Labour

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:31am

By Julian Critchley with 4 readers' comments

Final Straw Solent’s giant fish is at ferry terminal collecting inflatables

Nellie, the Final Straw Solent's plastic collecting fish

Nellie will be collecting unwanted inflatables between Friday 25th and Thursday 31st October at Wightlink's Portsmouth terminal so they can come to the Isle of Wight and be made into bags by Wyatt & Jack

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry

Undecided Earth : An Exhibition about the ecological crisis

undecided earth

We can't wait to see what new works have been created for this Undecided Art Collective Exhibition

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

Meet Green Party MEP as she visits the Isle of Wight on Green New Deal Tour

Green Bus

Green Party MEP Alex Phillips says the South East could benefit most from a Green New Deal, with new job markets revitalising coastal communities while reducing inequality and increasing training opportunities

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 11:51am

By Vix Lowthion

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind win new contract for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Aerial view of MHI Vestas turbines in the sea

MHI Vestas Offshore see the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Extinction Rebellions in Westminster: Photos and video

Vix Lowthion - Westminster protest 8 640

Catch up with Islanders taking part in the Extinction Rebellion protest in London and find out about local solidarity activities taking place this weekend

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 10:58am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Girlguiding join the #PlasticPromise

Guides and brownies litter picking

Isle of Wight Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers joined the Plastic Promise during the week of action tackling plastic pollution

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 8:21am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Potential electoral alliances could be formed, following Green Party Conference vote

Vix Lowthion meets Andrew Bentley of Isle of Man Green Party

At the Green party Conference last weekend, members voted overwhelmingly to support entering discussions with other parties to form potential electoral alliances

Monday, 7th October, 2019 11:44am

By Vix Lowthion with 25 readers' comments

The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to latest State of Nature report: Isle of Wight view revealed

Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, neck stretching, Bird Island, South Georgia, South Atlantic, January

The State of Nature Report reveals there has been ‘no let-up in net loss of UK’s nature’. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust share the Isle of Wight view.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 7:00pm

By Hannah Terrey with 9 readers' comments