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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.

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

Isle of Wight council called on to declare a Climate Emergency this week

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

Will the IWC Conservative administration switch their previous refusal to acceptance now UK Government has declared a climate emergency?

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 11:41am

By Vix Lowthion with 6 readers' comments

Video: Ventnor’s Cliff top wildflower meadow now well established

cliff top meadow ventnor

Two years ago this cliff top was simply covered by grass. Now it's a thriving wildflower meadow. Here's how it was transformed.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Zero waste campaingers take their Plastic Attack to Sainsbury’s

Residents taking part in plastic attack at Sainsburys

The protest was part of a national campaign to encourage supermarkets to reduce their plastic packaging. Inspired by the recent TV series ‘Hugh’s war on waste’ the shoppers felt moved to action to join in with the ‘plastic attack’.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 11:30am

By Hollie Fallick with one comment

Join the ‘Plastic Attack’ day of action on the Isle of Wight

produce bags

Plastic-free campaigner, Hollie Fallick, says more direct action is needed to make the supermarkets listen and commit to tackling the issue. Details of how you can take part here.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 8:28am

By Hollie Fallick with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor’s Flower Fairy at it again, this time with positive noises from BT

Outside the BT building before and after weeds cleared

It sounds as though BT are going to embrace the champion volunteering efforts of Lesley Brown - aka the Ventnor Flower Fairy - as she sets to work outside the BT building.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Gift to Nature secures National Lottery Heritage boost for Golden Hill Country Park

willow maze

This ambitious project is designed to breathe life back into Golden Hill Country Park through a host of environmental improvements and new heritage and creative installations.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 2:49pm

By Vanessa Langley