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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.

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

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 6 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 8 readers' comments

Over 700 items of litter found during Isle of Wight beach clean and survey

planet aware beach clean volunteers

A band of volunteers, including holiday-makers, took part in an important MCS survey of finds, which included fishing rope and net, as well as unusual finds such as flip flops, a cute rubber duck and Otrivin bottles.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 9:54am

By Sarah Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Pupils at Cowes Enterprise College take part in climate change day of action

Pupils at Cowes Enterprise College

Pupils at Cowes Enterprise College took part in a day of action on Friday, with pupils voting on a range of issues, learning more about democracy and how to have their voices heard.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 5:19pm

By Yasmin with 3 readers' comments

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 9 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