Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

ryde school and wyatt and jack bags with 'green people' cropped

A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight needs an ‘Island Act’ not ‘Island Plan’, says Cllr

dormouse looking through the undergrowth

This Isle of Wight councillor says Islanders "need to rise up and demand legislation, so we control our own housing, environmental and economic needs" and not be dictated to by "blinkered politicians".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 8:28am

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment

Council positive about CIC taking on Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree karl love

Cllr Karl Love shares the latest news on the Umbrella Tree, which appears to be very positive in relation to the Umbrella Tree being allowed to possibly live out to the end of its life.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Karl Love

Isle of Wight council ‘welcome interest’ in new waste treatment facility

gasification plant

The Isle of Wight council share responses to a reader's questions about the new waste treatment facility in Forest Road, Newport which will replace the former gasification plant when it opens later this year.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 5:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight climate campaigners plan even bigger gathering next month

Extinction rebellion march

Isle of Wight climate campaigners are preparing for an even bigger gathering of Islanders in the centre of Newport for a day of action next month. Details within.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:10am

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Letter: Where’s the transparency around new Forest Road incinerator?

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With the Forest Park recycling centre due to open later in the year, this reader asks some pertinent questions about how the emissions from the incinerator will be monitored and calls for more transparency.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 6:15pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Headteachers urged to show compassion for Youth Strike for Climate absences

Islanders protesting at climate march

Inspired by the actions of 16-year-old Greta Thumberg in Sweden last summer, this year up to 70,000 schoolchildren in 270 towns and cities worldwide have taken part in ‘Fridays For Future’ to demand that politicians take action to confront the Climate Emergency.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 8:33am

By Vix Lowthion with 11 readers' comments

UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) reveal Arreton drilling plans have been delayed by another year

arreton drilling ukog

Each year since 2016, UKOG have set their sights on drilling the following year. The latest statement to the stock exchange news service claims that planning applications for drilling in the Arreton area will be submitted in the first quarter of 2019.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Why has Southern Vectis refused £1 bus fare for day of climate change marches?

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Southern Vectis were asked to offer a reduced £1 bus fare on the day of Isle of Wight climate change marches in order to encourage residents to take the bus rather than drive to take part. According to this reader they refused.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 6:56pm

By Concerned Citizen with 4 readers' comments

Grass verges could only be cut twice a year in money saving plans

wildflower verge

The councillors involved with the proposal say reducing the number of times grass verges are cut each year - from seven to two - could save money and boost the Island’s ecosystem.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Wyatt and Jack’s #inflatableamnesty spreads well beyond Isle of Wight

inflatable amnesty triangle pouches

Since July last year, with the help of environmentally-conscious members of the public, Isle of Wight based Wyatt and Jack have managed to re-purpose around 15 tonnes of "broken inflatable weirdness" preventing it to from going to landfill.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry