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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.

Green City Charter: Southampton’s way to a low carbon, cleaner economy. Should IW follow?

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Announced today, Southampton's new 'Green City Charter' is a framework to move Southampton towards a low carbon, cleaner economy. A first in the UK. Should the Isle of Wight council have their own Green Charter?

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7:46pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Leader of council’s confused response to question on carbon neutrality commitment

dave stewart

Onlookers were left wondering whether the leader of the Isle of Wight council had even read the letter from the 'climate emergency' march last week, when he was asked a question about it at last night's meeting and replied by talking about a different subject.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Climate Emergency rally calls for ‘positive change for the common good’: Photos and Video

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Islanders marched through Newport on Saturday afternoon, raising awareness about the impact of climate change and calling on the Isle of Wight council to join other councils around the country and globe to declare a 'Climate Emergency'.

Monday, 14th January, 2019 11:24am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight beat the national target for recycling household waste

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Councillor says it's Isle of Wight council's goal to be the best council in the country for waste management and being known as the most environmentally friendly county in the UK.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 4:55pm

By IW Council Press Office

Find out how your company can get involved in sustainable transport initiatives


The business breakfast is a chance for Isle of Wight businesses to access support and advice on sustainable transport initiatives and travel planning.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 9:42am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Electric Cars (EV): Continued rise in sales – up 36%

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Although still a tiny percentage of the vehicles on Isle of Wight roads, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) here is steadily increasing.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 8:53am

By Ralph Blackburn with one comment

Isle of Wight Christmas recycling and waste collection days for 2018/19


Christmas is almost here and Amey staff who collect your waste and recycling deserve some time off too, so don't forget to check when your rubbish will be picked up.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:52pm

By IW Council Press Office

Reminder to have your say on future of Isle of Wight AONB

coastal path ramblers

The responses to the consultation will form part of the ongoing review into protected landscapes – led by Julian Glover – which is ensuring our National Parks and AONBs can be fit for the 21st century.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry

Over half of questionnaire responders agree with Southampton clean air zone charging plans

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Due to the “unprecedented” number of responses by Southampton residents to the clean air zone consultation, the council's response to Westminster will have to be delayed.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 2:54pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

New fines for people who pass waste onto rogue ‘man and van’ for disposal

flytipping in countryside

CLA welcomes new government measures to tackle fly-tipping, but argues they are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the fight against waste crimes.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:46am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

MHI Vestas forecasts 1,100 new jobs thanks to new blade production

mhi vestas

A new blade mould arrives at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, bringing with it a forecast of 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in the region, as well as £42m million additional economic benefit per year.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 12:01am

By Heather Wilkins with 2 readers' comments

You can help influence future vision for Isle of Wight landscapes

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Isle of Wight AONB is encouraging Islanders to take part in this major review by the Government and help shape the vision for the Island's landscapes.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 2:09pm

By Joel Bateman