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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.

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

IW Council Moves Towards Eco Island

IW Council Moves Towards Eco Island

Great news for green

Wednesday, 12th December, 2007 6:00pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ventbags Featured on IW Radio Today: Tune In At 6pm

Ventbags Featured on IW Radio Today: Tune In At 6pm

If you’re a regular listener to Isle of Wight radio, you will have noticed that the first item on the hourly news all day has been the story about Ventnor going plastic carrier bag

Friday, 7th December, 2007 5:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventbag: Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free By Sept 2008

Ventbag: Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free By Sept 2008

Many thanks to Ventnor 2007 for posting the following information up on the forum today. Following the meeting last Sunday at the Community Projects in Ventnor, A project team called Ventbag has been formed to

Tuesday, 4th December, 2007 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventbag: Plastic Carrier Bag Free Ventnor/Isle of Wight

Ventbag: Plastic Carrier Bag Free Ventnor/Isle of Wight

Interesting to see that our county namesake in the US, are striving to achieve a similar aim to us down in Sunny Ventnor. You might have seen the thread on the forum about Ventnor becoming

Thursday, 29th November, 2007 9:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Transition Island Forthcoming Meetings

Transition Island Forthcoming Meetings

There are a number of meetings planned as part of the Transition Island roadshow which formed recently. They kick off this Friday (30th) with a public meeting in Downside Middle School in Newport. This has been

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007 11:13am

By Angie P with one comment

Ventnor Permaculture Meeting

Ventnor Permaculture Meeting

There has been a lot of talk about Permaculture in recent months (and years) on the Island, but if you have no idea what it actually means, why not book this date into your

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007 10:49am

By Angie P with one comment

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Back in August, we ran a piece about the possible tidying up and ongoing maintenance of the wonderful Flowersbrook area. Since then, the Ventnor 2007 team have met with Matthew Chatfield, Parks & Countryside Manager

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 2:36pm

By Rachael Brooks

Transition Town Public Meeting

Transition Town Public Meeting

Following the initial Transition Island meeting held back in September, Dave and Vav Simon are pleaased to announce the first public Transition Town Meeting to be held as part of the Transition Island

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 7:01am

By Vav Simon with one comment