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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 council slammed for £43m investment in fossil fuels

fossil fuel free march banners

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, has condemned Isle of Wight Council after new data reveals they invest £43million of workers' pensions into coal, oil, and gas companies.

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 8:14am

By Liam Ward with 2 readers' comments

Youngest deputy party leader in the country to visit the Isle of Wight

green party deputy leader on the Isle of Wight

The youngest deputy leader of a national political party, Amelia Womack of the Green Party will visit the Isle of Wight next week.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 12:05pm

By Vix Lowthion

Winter timetable for mobile recycling unit announced

recycle on the keyboard

The mobile recycling unit has now switched to winter timetable, with some added new venues.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 4:11pm

By IW Council Press Office

NSPCC urges supporters on the Isle of Wight to Go Green for Hallowe’en

Go Green for Halloween photo of girls face being painted

This Halloween people of all ages on the Isle of Wight are being urged to Go Green (NSPCC's colours) help raise vital funds to support the charity.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 11:47am

By Hayley Pierre

Share your cycling experiences for research project

Bicycle in countryside

The survey is part of a research project being undertaken by Visit Isle of Wight, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, with funding secured competitively from the Department of Transport.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Rival plans wind turbine factory in Southampton

on land wind turbines

At least 100 highly skilled engineer and technician jobs, as well as 150 supply chain roles are planned by GE in Southampton - rivaling Vestas on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 11:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Green Party awarded ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’

green party award 2017

The Isle of Wight Green Party have picked up ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’ award for Election achievements.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 12:47pm

By Vix Lowthion with 36 readers' comments

Recycle your toiletry items plea from Isle of Wight council

recycling bins

Isle of Wight Council is teaming up with Recycle Now to encourage recycling of items such as deodorants.

Monday, 25th September, 2017 11:15am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Plastic found on Isle of Wight beaches to be recycled under new scheme

plastic on beach

The Isle of Wight Council is working with volunteers and recycling company, TerraCycle, to recycle rigid plastic from Island beaches.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 12:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Street artist draws inspiration from Isle of Wight wildlife for mural

Artist ATM and The Wildlife Trusts' Tim Ferrero at Ryde pier

Street artist ATM took inspiration from the lush seagrass meadows off Ryde for his latest wildlife portrait, a cuttlefish, over the Solent at Portsmouth City Museum.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 5:01pm

By Lianne de Mello

Former IWC leader new chairman of Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership

iow aonb map

The new chair says he's hoping he'll be able to raise the profile of the AONB and increase the strength of the designation through the development of a new management plan.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 12:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Get involved to ensure more plankton than plastic in our seas

plastic on beach

Surfers Against Sewage are calling on Islanders to "Join the Resistance against single-use plastics!" to help stop ocean plastic pollution.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 12:16pm

By Matt Harwood with one comment