Under the Pier in a Biosphere, where people, wildlife and place come together

People on the beach

Always a great afternoon out, exploring wildlife under the pier in Ryde with ecology and environmental experts. All welcome.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 3:37pm

By Claire Hector

Isle of Wight Council launch ‘Beauty of the Beach’ campaign

beauty of the beach poster

As well as celebrating the beautiful bathing waters in the Isle of Wight, the ‘Beauty of the beach’ social media campaign aims to help people understand more about what impacts bathing water quality and give them the power to protect their beaches by taking some simple steps.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 8:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Portsmouth Council in line for award for innovative electric car charging points

electric car charging lamppost

The city council’s electric car charging scheme was the first in the UK to supply power through this innovative approach.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Sign up to stay informed about climate emergency protests and events

People on march for Extinction Rebellion

If you've been on a climate emergency march or are involved in environmental protection on the Island, Extinction Rebellion urge you to sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with upcoming events and marches.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Incredible Edibles provide good crop of vegetables

transition island food beds outside county hall

Transition Island will be planting a cherry tree at the Coppins Bridge garden next to the church in memory of volunteer Tom McLaughlin who sadly passed away.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 4:45pm

By Steven Goodman

Wightlink marks five years of supporting whale and dolphin charity, ORCA

Emma, Jo and Katie from ORCA with Captain Dave Booker

It was the fifth year the ferry company welcomed volunteers from the whale and dolphin charity to its Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:27pm

By Karen Woods

Extinction Rebellion to hold strategy meeting this Sunday – all welcome

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The plan is to discuss strategy, form working groups and consider creating smaller affinity groups. All welcome.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 4:24pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion with one comment

Nobel Laureate for Peace spoke to packed meeting at Ventnor Fringe Festival

CND global matters meeting

A packed room listened intently as Dr. Rebecca Johnson explained her work with the United Nations, stressing the importance of involving every country in the legal banning of the use of nuclear weapons. Details of upcoming vigil included within.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 4:19pm

By Marion Carmichael

Single use plastic protesters hold peaceful demo in Ryde

Single use plastic protesters

According to anti-single use plastic protesters, a truck load of plastic enters our oceans every single minute worldwide, killing wildlife and polluting our waters.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 5:04pm

By Hollie Fallick with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour backs the party’s Green New Deal

Earth day green heart :

Labour say when in office they'll "kick start a Green Industrial Revolution to safeguard our future and transform our economy".

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 2:34pm

By Julian Critchley with 7 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council promise extra money and resources to tackle climate change

green smilies

The Portsmouth City Council leader said they were happy to "work with anybody and everybody on this".

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 10:37am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

After long discussion Isle of Wight councillors vote on climate change motion

extinction rebellion outside county hall for debate

Following the meeting, the spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Green Party said what was most concerning was the poor quality of the debate in the council chamber.

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments