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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.

New designation will help protect vulnerable Solent seabirds from human activity

little tern and chicks

The coastal waters around the Isle of Wight provide unique and important habitat for the UK seabird population

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 3:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight sees improvement in recycling rates: Islanders thanked

recycle reduce reuse grafitti

With the national recycling average at 45.1%, the Island is at least ten percentage points ahead, taking it closer to England's top ten list

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 10:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

150 used tyres dumped in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

tyres on mottistone down

The National Trust are appealing to Islanders to get in touch if they have any information

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Best year yet for sustainable travel say Visit Isle of Wight

Southern Vectis bus driving through shanklin

Businesses are encouraged to get involved in 2020 and promote the message of sustainable travel

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight waste and recycling collection over Christmas and New Year

father christmas ornament

Don't forget to check the changes to waste and reycling collection this and next week

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP told in supertrawler saga that leaving EU means ‘taking back control of our waters’

The vessel FV Margiris in the water

"Leaving the EU and taking back control of our waters as an independent coastal state gives us the opportunity to introduce stronger measures," says the Minister

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 2:00pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

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