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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.

Paper Plant Pots: A Great Idea From the Permaculture Group

Paper Plant Pots: A Great Idea From the Permaculture Group

We were alerted to this environmentally friendly way to grow seeds without having to use plastic pots earlier in the week and thought we’d share it with

Thursday, 1st May, 2008 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Rapanui Beach Detox: Report

Rapanui Beach Detox: Report

Many thanks to Rob Drake-Knight from Rapanui for sending through a report of the beach clean that took place last Saturday. As he mentions, these will be taking place quarterly and we’ve keep you

Thursday, 1st May, 2008 1:46pm

By Rob Drake-Knight with one comment

Don’t Forget Beach Clean

Don’t Forget Beach Clean

Don’t forget that tomorrow sees the Brighstone Beach Clean takes place. Those willing to go down and help collect litter from the beach, should assemble at the Grange Farm reception at 10am. The weather forecast

Friday, 25th April, 2008 10:53am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Robin Hill Garden Show

Robin Hill Garden Show

This weekend the weather forecast is great where better to spend your time than at the Robin Hill Garden Show. If you think this is something just for horticulturalists think again. There are an

Thursday, 24th April, 2008 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Adopt-A-Garden: Calling Ventnorian Garden Owners/Gardeners

Adopt-A-Garden: Calling Ventnorian Garden Owners/Gardeners

Many thanks to Ray Harrington-Vail form the Footprint Trust for sending through this update to the Adopt-A-Garden scheme which was launched on the Wight recently. It’s a brilliant scheme but we were surprised to

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008 10:28am

By Ray Harrington-Vail with 7 readers' comments

All Praise To Lesley, The Green Queen

All Praise To Lesley, The Green Queen

It was really heart warming to hear this lovely story of civic pride which is happening every day in Ventnor. It’s this level of pride in the community and surroundings that restores one’s faith

Friday, 18th April, 2008 4:19pm

By Mark Compton-Hall with 20 readers' comments

Beach Clean: Come and Join In

Beach Clean: Come and Join In

The lads from Rapanui got in touch today, to let us know about a beach clean planned for the end of the month. It’s taking place on the beach near Brighstone and is being organised

Monday, 14th April, 2008 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Fresh Appeal For Stained Glass

Fresh Appeal For Stained Glass

Following the appeal back in September last year for your quality stained glass, the designer, Rob Turner has got back in touch and is asking people to search out any unwanted quality coloured stained

Thursday, 20th March, 2008 9:55am

By Sally Perry

PIONEERING GREEN CONFERENCE SHAPES ECO ISLAND VISION

A HIGH-PROFILE conference with internationally-renowned speakers is being held to help the Isle of Wight become an energy-self-sufficient Eco-Island.

Monday, 17th March, 2008 10:50am

By IW Council Press Office

VentBag: Selecting The Bag: Podcast

VentBag: Selecting The Bag: Podcast

A discussion of how you go about selecting material for a plastic bag replacement scheme.

Wednesday, 12th March, 2008 7:04am

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Eco-Island: Gozo Joins The List

Eco-Island: Gozo Joins The List

It’s not just the Isle of Wight who are taking up the challenge of becoming an Eco Island. According to the Times of Malta, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi claimed at a press conference that

Thursday, 6th March, 2008 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Giddings Going to Eco-up The IW Festival

Giddings Going to Eco-up The IW Festival

John Giddings is putting a positive spin on Lily Allen cancelling her appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival – and getting a mention of the Eco-Island initiative in there

Wednesday, 5th March, 2008 8:16pm

By Simon Perry