Love the Island

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.

Kerbside waste collections continue, but please recycle say Isle of Wight council

Refuse lorry

Waste collection crews continue to work on the frontline of this health crisis, potentially putting their own safety at risk to provide this essential and much-valued council service

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 10:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Show your love for planet at Friday’s Isle of Wight Youth Strike say young campaigners

planet in the shape of a loveheart

Youth Strike 4 Climate members are encouraging Islanders of all ages to join them tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) to show their love for the Isle of Wight (and planet)

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Anti-fracking campaign group puts out call for artists and creatives

pencils and pad

Artwork submitted may be used on tee shirts, banners and placards, as well as on social media and other digital and conventional media

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:48am

By Frack Free IOW with 2 readers' comments

Primary school pupils quiz Isle of Wight councillors on green issues

Barton Primary School visit to the council

A group from Barton Primary school were able to ask questions at the last full council to find out just how green the local authority is

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

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