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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

Rapanui: Eco Fashion We Like The Sound Of

Rapanui: Eco Fashion We Like The Sound Of

Mart and Rob Drake Knight are two Island based brothers who really care about the world around them. They wanted to create a business that made a difference in environmental terms and set about

Thursday, 20th December, 2007 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Joe Duckworth’s Eco Xmas Card

Joe Duckworth’s Eco Xmas Card

We were as pleased as punch when we heard that Joe Duckworth – esteemed Chief Exec of the Island Council – made it be known to the Guardian at the start of November that

Wednesday, 19th December, 2007 3:44pm

By Simon Perry

Ventbag Web Site Launches

Ventbag Web Site Launches

Well done to Angie for getting the Ventbag site up and running. It’s got information for shoppers who want to stop using plastic bags, as well as background for the traders and business that look

Wednesday, 19th December, 2007 1:19pm

By Simon Perry

VentBag: Have You Got Yours Yet?

VentBag: Have You Got Yours Yet?

We’re incredibly proud to have been given one of the first bags made by the Ventnor volunteers who have been giving up their own time to make these for the people of Ventnor. As you’d

Monday, 17th December, 2007 5:47pm

By Simon Perry