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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.

Frack Free Isle of Wight and Wake the Wight hold open event

Anti Fracking poster

Wake the Wight and Frack Free IOW are holding an event on Saturday October 15th from 10am until 3pm in Newport.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 2:45pm

By Kay Smith with 16 readers' comments

‘The Pollen Trail’ created to reflect the natural habitat


A new arts trail is being created at Pan Country Park to reflect the natural habitat within which it sits. and includes a series of carved wooden benches featuring butterflies, dormice and the bullhead fish.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 3:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Eco advocates encouraged to apply for 2016 David Green Award

David Green at Parliament by Jason Swain for Ecoisland

Applications are now open for an award to recognise activity that contributes to the advancement of the late David Green’s low carbon vision.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Register your favourite beaches for the Autumn Beach Clean Series 2016

Perranporth & Penhale Group Shot

Surfers Against Sewage have launched the sixth annual Autumn Beach Clean Series. Sign up now to take part in October and do you bit to help clear 15 tonnes of marine litter.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 6:24pm

By Dom Ferris with 3 readers' comments

Party on the beach, but make sure you ‘leave no trace’

rubbish on colwell beach - chas from freshwater

It's great to be able to spend warm summer evenings on the beach with friends, but if you do, please remember to take your litter home with you.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems launch Island-wide ‘No Fracking’ petition

green lib dems logo montage

The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have launched a petition objecting to any form of fracking or oil drilling on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 6:28pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 33 readers' comments

Isle of Wight sustainable transport projects underway

sustainable transport

The Isle of Wight Council has started to deliver a £450,000 sustainable transport programme - funded by the Department for Transport.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 34 readers' comments

The Plastics Challenge certainly was challenging

IW Plastics Challenge

It wasn't going to be easy, going plastic free for a month, but these three Isle of Wight women had a darn good go at it!

Monday, 11th July, 2016 3:43pm

By Maggie Nelmes

Cuts in school funding spark strike action on the Isle of Wight


The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is calling on pupils, parents and school staff to support the action and send a clear message to Government.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

The realities of the Plastic Challenge: Week One

yogurt posts

Going plastic free for a month was never going to be easy, but one week in and those on the Isle of Wight taking part in the MCS campaign have discovered very quickly just how much plastic is used in everyday items.

Monday, 6th June, 2016 6:45pm

By Maggie Nelmes with 16 readers' comments

Have you got your new wheelie bins or sacks yet?

black wheelie bins lids

With the deadline for all new wheelie bins and sacks this weekend, many are reporting they are still without, despite the extended deadline.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 129 readers' comments

Campaign group warn of Isle of Wight fracking possibilities

fracking sites

Although UKOG say they have no intention of fracking at this precise moment in time, Frack Free Isle of Wight warn residents that this position may change in the future. Find out more at their next meeting tomorrow.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Lisa Cant with 12 readers' comments