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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.

Isle of Wight’s 1Leisure presented with prestigious Surfers Against Sewage award

Cordelia Dewy from Surfers Against Sewage presenting 1Leisure manager Allan Bridges

The SAS accreditation recognised a range of environment-friendly initiatives that 1Leisure introduced at its council-run sites at Sandown, Medina and Westridge.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 5:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Plant Positive calls for Himalayan Balsam-pulling volunteers

Volunteers picking up Himalayan Balsam

It’s an easy job, lots of fun and a great excuse to work outside in some of our loveliest river-side spots! Find out more about volunteering with the Plant Positive project.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 2:46pm

By Carol Flux

Isle of Wight Green Party Chair responds to ‘traitor’ allegations

green party traitor allegation letter

The Isle of Wight Green party last week received a letter from a resident calling them 'traitors' for wanting to stay in the EU. Their Chair shares his response.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:55pm

By Daniel James with 2 readers' comments

Green Party ‘Stop Brexit’ bus on the Isle of Wight today

Green Bus

According to the Green MEP candidate, the Stop Brexit bus has had a great reception across the region in Oxford, Worthing, Hastings and Portsmouth. It's on the Island today (Monday).

Monday, 20th May, 2019 8:14am

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Southampton’s Green City Charter set to be launched

Earth day green heart :

Southampton City Council's Green Charter includes plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and aims to tackle all types of pollution.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 8:10am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green party to use solar powered bus for EU election campaign

the big lemon solar powered bus

Look out on Monday 20th May for the solar powered campaign bus travelling around the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 11:42am

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

‘We do not frack, we do not need to frack’ says UK Oil & Gas CEO

stephen sanderson uk oil and gas

The Chief Executive of UK Oil & Gas PLC vehemently refutes claims made by Frack Free Isle of Wight and categorically states that UKOG do not frack and will not be fracking.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 5:51pm

By Stephen Sanderson with 10 readers' comments

Climate change campaigners to take to the streets of Newport

Islanders protesting at climate march

Those wishing to take part or find out more should meet in St Thomas’s Square, Newport from 12.30pm.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Land owners urged to consider implications of leasing land to oil and gas exploration companies

Anti Fracking poster

Anti-fracking campaigners are asking Isle of Wight landowners to consider the full implications of granting leases to oil and gas exploration companies.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 3:43pm

By Stephen Davis

Cross-party call for Isle of Wight council to declare a Climate Emergency and reduce carbon emissions

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

A motion led by Green councillor, Michael Lilley - to be seconded by Conservative councillor - is calling on the Isle of Wight council to commit to urgent action to reduce carbon emissions on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Southampton car-free day plans branded ‘too radical’ by Conservative Itchen MP

Cycling to work

However, civic chiefs have hit back saying no decisions have been made yet and stressed they are exploring the idea at this stage, but that this is the "typical knee-jerk reaction" they get from the Itchen MP.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 7:55am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight sustainable clothing company, Rapanui, makes it into Wired Magazine

rapanui bill board poster by Andrew Nordbruch

Since we first interviewed them in their parents' spare room in 2008, the Drake-Knight brothers of Rapanui fame have continued to grow and innovate.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment