Beach cleaning ten miles of Isle of Wight coast and raising money for WasteAid UK

Compton beach clean

Any money donated will go directly for use in community projects to prevent plastic bags entering the ocean by turning them into paving slabs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 1:51pm

By Anne Sayer

Isle of Wight leisure centre chosen for smart-building EU funded pilot project

heights leisure centre

The pilot project, funded by the EU, will help the Isle of Wight council reduce energy bills and carbon emissions and demonstrates how a conventional building can become a smart building.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:37am

By Sara Crane with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight among new Marine Conservation Zones

A male cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) guards a female (out of view inside weeds, you can actually just see her in front of male's tentacles) as she lays eggs within the seaweeds. Babbacombe Bay, Torbay, Devon, England. This picture was taken during the spring (May) spawning period. This male is showing a striped pattern, classic colouration during mating.

CEO of the Wildlife Trust says with three local areas now designated, the task ahead is to ensure the management and conservation measures live up to the promise and really play a part in restoring our marine life and livelihoods

Friday, 31st May, 2019 6:17am

By Hannah Terrey with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight biodiversity pioneers win cross-Channel research work

East Cowes, Isle of Wight - Vertipools Walls for Wildlife at the entrance to the Medina River

The biodiversity pioneers from Sandown will develop and upscale new ways of enhancing and protecting urban coast and estuary ecosystems at test sites in the Solent and on the north coast of France.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:51am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments

Hants and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust launches competition for young nature lovers

Young people in field

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is offering four prizes of £400 to run projects that involve communities in making a local space a better home for nature. Details within.

Monday, 27th May, 2019 1:21pm

By Hannah Terrey

Britons think most moths eat clothes, say Butterfly Conservation

Puss Moth caterpillar - threat reaction

The UK’s moths are in trouble, two-thirds of common and widespread species have declined in the last 40 years. In a bid to make the UK mad about moths Butterfly Conservation is launching Moths Matter, a campaign to overturn their unfair reputation.

Monday, 27th May, 2019 11:37am

By Katie Callaghan

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

Facebook group and petition launched in campaign to protect Isle of Wight trees

People by the oak tree

There is a growing movement of campaigners looking to protect the Island's trees, with a Facebook group and petition set up to raise awareness.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 4:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

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

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

‘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