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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 Green candidate launches the Green Guarantee Manifesto

Vix Lowthion in Church Litten

Vix Lowthion sets out the Isle of Wight Green Party's plans for their Green Guarantee, including Beacon status for the Island as a centre of renewable energy engineering.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6:04pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Fracking campaigners express ‘outrage’ at Conservative Party manifesto

frack free campaigners

Frack Free Isle of Wight are calling on every Conservative Party member, supporter, donor, Councillor, MP, prospective MP and voter to demand Theresa May rescind the proposed planning policy for non-fracking wells with immediate effect.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:04am

By Sylvia Knight with 4 readers' comments

Vix Lowthion’s Isle of Wight election campaign supported by Jo Cox-inspired movement

Caroline Lucas and Vix Lowthion

Isle of Wight Green Party leader, Vix Lowthion, is one of twelve general election candidates from across the country that will receive financial support from the crowdfunded campaign set up following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a right-wing fanatic.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green candidate says let’s fight Conservatives together

Vix Lowthion - green scarf

The Isle of Wight Green Party Parliamentary Candidate has written to local progressive party leaders (Labour, Liberal Democrat, Independents), asking them to embrace a new way forward for politics on the Island.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 2:17pm

By Vix Lowthion with 76 readers' comments

Time-lapse Isle of Wight (night and day)

time lapse video stilll jamie russell - bluebells

Sit back and enjoy two stunning time-lapse videos of our beautiful Isle of Wight landscapes. Shared with us by Jamie Russell and Margaret Smith.

Monday, 17th April, 2017 10:49am

By Sally Perry

‘Pay as you throw’ for commercial waste now in place at Lynnbottom

builders waste

Lynnbottom Recycling Centre will operate on a ‘pay as you throw’ basis for commercial waste from this week with different charges depending on the type of waste or recycling being disposed of.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Green Party conference pass two motions proposed by Islanders

caroline lucas and jonathan bartley

Two motions that were proposed by Isle of Wight Green Party members were successfully passed at the Green Party Conference last weekend.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 7:21am

By Vix Lowthion with 37 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives will hold Green Summit if elected

green smilies

Dave Stewart says the Island needs greater protection to enhance its beauty and safeguard wildlife so it can promote itself as a tourist destination while raising the quality of life for residents.

Friday, 31st March, 2017 2:11pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 33 readers' comments

Lookout for new recycling and waste guide

recycling leaflet

The latest household recycling and waste service guide should be dropping through your letterbox soon. It contains more pictures and a more detailed list of what can and can’t be recycled.

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 8:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Detail behind coastal studies revealed

jumping jacks sea defence coastal

As the council is cash strapped, it's not surprising that residents may want to know how newly announced studies will be funded. The council were able to give a quick answer on this one.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Palm oil challenge: A 21st century detective story

palm oil concession

It is not too late to take up the Palm Oil free for a month challenge. Read on to find out more from Maggie Nelmes, Environmental Campaigns Officer for the Isle of Wight Green Party's Palm Oil Challenge.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 10:18am

By Maggie Nelmes with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems take fracking concerns to national conference

Liberal Democrats against fracking

Concerns by Isle of Wight Lib Dems about fracking or drilling for oil on the Isle of Wight have been raised with the national party.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 12:21pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 4 readers' comments