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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.

Celebrating Islandness: Contribute To New Book

Celebrating Islandness: Contribute To New Book

Back at the end of January we were invited up to Quay Arts to listen to a lecture which had been organised by the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. It

Tuesday, 4th March, 2008 4:50pm

By Sally Perry

Wihtyar Tree Essence Workshop: Book Now

Wihtyar Tree Essence Workshop: Book Now

Tomorrow sees the Withyar Tree Essence workshop take place. Jan Harper is inviting readers a special, one day workshop at Merlin’s, Holyrood St,

Wednesday, 27th February, 2008 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mother’s Day – Be Good

Mother’s Day – Be Good

This time of year thoughts turn to Mother’s Day — and if they’re not, you’re going to get your bottom spanked on Sunday — and the inevitable connection with Mother’s Day is flowers. There’s a

Wednesday, 27th February, 2008 7:00am

By Simon Perry

Annual Hedgelaying Competition: The results

Annual Hedgelaying Competition: The results

Thanks to Matthew Chatfield for sending through results from the Annual Hedgelaying Competition that took place last Saturday. According to the Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group website, this was the largest competition so

Tuesday, 26th February, 2008 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Transition Island Meeting In Ventnor

The Urgent Challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change Transition Island, the local branch of the national community action network, will host a meeting in the Winter Gardens on Monday 3rd March. These meetings, held in

Friday, 22nd February, 2008 1:46pm

By Dave Simon

Don’t Forget Hedgelaying Comp

Don’t Forget Hedgelaying Comp

Yes folks, this Saturday sees the return of the annual hedgelaying competition. Action kicks off at 10am and the prizes for the best laid hedge will be presented at around 3pm.

Friday, 22nd February, 2008 9:00am

By Sally Perry

Council Announce Further Green Moves

Council Announce Further Green Moves

At last night’s full council meeting at County Hall, Newport, council leader, David Pugh announced the council will be further embracing Green issues. Thirteen council vehicles will be adapted to run on bio fuels (we

Thursday, 21st February, 2008 7:00am

By Simon Perry

Eco Island Backed By IW Cabinet

Eco Island Backed By IW Cabinet

Great to see in the CP that the IW Council Cabinet meeting gave full backing to the Eco Island plan. As Ross Findon reports, not only is it hoped that the Island will benefit from

Wednesday, 20th February, 2008 5:09pm

By Simon Perry

John Brownscombe To Leave AONB Partnership

John Brownscombe To Leave AONB Partnership

News reaches us this afternoon that AONB Lead Officer within the IOW AONB Partnership, John Brownscombe, has handed in his notice and will heading off to distant shores (well, the mainland). John has held a

Monday, 18th February, 2008 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

National E-Day Is Coming

National E-Day Is Coming

Calm down Ravers, this isn’t the Government’s move to legalise ecstasy, it is of course, a national campaign to monitor just how much electricity we use. National E-Day takes place on 27th February and we

Monday, 18th February, 2008 12:33pm

By Rachael Brooks

Transition Island Meeting in Cowes

Transition Island Meeting in Cowes

Transition Island, the local branch of the national Community Action Network, will host a meeting in Cowes on Monday 18th February. These meetings, held in different Island towns, allow local people to hear about the

Friday, 15th February, 2008 11:31am

By Dave Simon

Recycling Bins: Design A Logo Competition

Recycling Bins: Design A Logo Competition

Don’t forget that the competition for kids from Ventnor to design a logo for the new beach recycling bins has only a few weeks left until the closing date. The competition is open to kids

Wednesday, 13th February, 2008 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments