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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.

Andrew Turner and Environment Agency Warn Residents To Protect From Flooding

Andrew Turner and Environment Agency Warn Residents To Protect From Flooding

Following the recent floor warnings on the Island, we thought this press release from Andrew Turner might be of interest to many of you. Ed Following the floods that swept across the country last summer,

Thursday, 24th January, 2008 6:12pm

By Andrew Turner's Office

Oil Spill Hits Island Wildlife

Oil Spill Hits Island Wildlife

Just heard on IW Radio of the mystery oil spill that has affected wildlife between Grange Chine and St Catherine’s Point. According to the IW County Press, the Environment Agency, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Eco Island: Lynn Clarke, Island Waste Services (podcast)

Eco Island: Lynn Clarke, Island Waste Services (podcast)

Whilst we were gathering vox pops at the Big Green Picnic launch last week, we also caught up with Lynn Clarke, Community Liaison Officer from Island Waste Services. Lynn is very passionate about recycling and

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Big Green Picnic: Podcasts From The Launch

Big Green Picnic: Podcasts From The Launch

As mentioned earlier, we were at the launch of the Big Green Picnic last week. All the Island’s movers and shakers as far as green issues and sustainability go, were there to hear what

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 5:41pm

By Sal and Simon with 3 readers' comments

Make A Bag At The Ventnorian

Make A Bag At The Ventnorian

As part of the VentBag: Make A Bag, Make A Change project, Lesley from The Ventnorian in Spring Hill is making space for two sewing machines at the back of the shop. Between Monday 28th

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Big Green Picnic

Big Green Picnic

As part of the Council’s vision to turn the Isle of Wight into the first Eco-Island, there will be tons of initiatives coming out from County Hall over the next few months. One which caught

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Official Recognition from Eco-Network

Official Recognition from Eco-Network

For those of you interested in the development of the Transition Island project, it was announced on the 8th January that Transition Island had been accepted into the national Transition Towns Network. Ben Brangwyn

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 11:55am

By Sally Perry with one comment

VentBag: Come And Watch Us Sew

VentBag: Come And Watch Us Sew

In case you missed the details in previous posts, on Saturday next week (26th) there will be volunteers from the VentBag – Make a Bag Make a Change project positioned in the window of

Friday, 18th January, 2008 11:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

VentBag: Fabric, Thread and Bobbins Needed

VentBag: Fabric, Thread and Bobbins Needed

Since the launch of Ventbag and Make a Bag Make a Change, both projects have attracted great interest. Those involved have been busy making bags in preparation for the fantastic sewathon that is planned for

Monday, 14th January, 2008 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

Wight Made Bio Diesel: Cooking Oil Needed

Wight Made Bio Diesel: Cooking Oil Needed

Those who drive diesel cars and like to do their part to save the planet and save some cash might be interested to hear about a company called Wight Made Bio Diesel. They’ve been running

Monday, 14th January, 2008 1:28pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

It’s almost time to clear down the Christmas tree and pack away the decorations for another year. If you’re wondering what to do with your Christmas tree, then take note that until Sunday 13 January

Thursday, 3rd January, 2008 11:24pm

By Sally Perry

Eco Island Message Is Spreading

Eco Island Message Is Spreading

Good to hear that the message of the Isle of Wight becoming the Eco Island is spreading far and wide. Island Chief Exec, Joe Duckworth, has been busy delivering the message around Europe this week. We

Friday, 21st December, 2007 3:39pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments