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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.

Hundreds take part in Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest

fridays for future march outside county hall

Hundreds took to the streets on Friday afternoon for the Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest.

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:12am

By Julie Hutchison with 4 readers' comments

All welcome to ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’ talks

extinction rebellion protesters

If you are considering taking action, or going to London for the October uprising that starts on 7th October, you may want to attend these talks.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 9:10am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with 6 readers' comments

The Solent Beach Hub: Find out about beach cleans and coastal events

Beach cleaners standing by the beach

The Solent Beach Hub will provide a “one-stop-shop” for people looking for their nearest sea or beach based event and so is a great place for groups and organisations to advertise relevant events.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 9:11am

By Sarah Marshall

Isle of Wight climate campaigner hand delivers Greta Thunberg’s books to all secondary schools and colleges

Greta's book, the tote bag and a photo of Greta

Julie hand delivered four copies of Greta Thunberg's book to all Isle of Wight secondary schools and colleges, hoping Greta's words will inspire young Islanders.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

600 Isle of Wight garden waste bins removed after renewal notice only sent by email

garden waste

The council sent renewal reminders to people by email, but many people had not provided an email address and therefore did not receive any notification.

Friday, 6th September, 2019 3:00pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council come up new idea – charge £60/year for service that used to be free

new black bins at steephill 640

There was once a time when residents weren't forced to put their bins on the roadside, but had it collected from their gardens. The Isle of Wight Council then created a system which has now led to you having to pay for that service.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 5:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

National spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion to talk on the Isle of Wight

Rupert Read standing in the woods

You may have heard Dr Rupert Read, academic and a national spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, on Radio 4, BBC Politics Live, LBC, or Channel 5 news. He'll be speaking on the Island this month.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 11:34am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Under the Pier in a Biosphere, where people, wildlife and place come together

People on the beach

Always a great afternoon out, exploring wildlife under the pier in Ryde with ecology and environmental experts. All welcome.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 3:37pm

By Claire Hector

Isle of Wight Council launch ‘Beauty of the Beach’ campaign

beauty of the beach poster

As well as celebrating the beautiful bathing waters in the Isle of Wight, the ‘Beauty of the beach’ social media campaign aims to help people understand more about what impacts bathing water quality and give them the power to protect their beaches by taking some simple steps.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 8:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Portsmouth Council in line for award for innovative electric car charging points

electric car charging lamppost

The city council’s electric car charging scheme was the first in the UK to supply power through this innovative approach.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Sign up to stay informed about climate emergency protests and events

People on march for Extinction Rebellion

If you've been on a climate emergency march or are involved in environmental protection on the Island, Extinction Rebellion urge you to sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with upcoming events and marches.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Incredible Edibles provide good crop of vegetables

transition island food beds outside county hall

Transition Island will be planting a cherry tree at the Coppins Bridge garden next to the church in memory of volunteer Tom McLaughlin who sadly passed away.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 4:45pm

By Steven Goodman