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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.

Below are articles relating to green issues on the Isle of Wight.

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Brilliant news for Ventnor, as awards are presented to The Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Centre. Last Saturday saw the Annual General Meeting of the Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) (report from

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 12:20pm

By Sally Perry

Does It Get Your Goat?

Does It Get Your Goat?

Many thanks to David Mears, South Wight Warden for sending through news about what’s been happening recently up on the downs. The feral goats are now a familiar sight on Bonchurch Down and in the

Friday, 18th May, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Three Blue Flags For The Island

Three Blue Flags For The Island

News out today reveals that beaches at Ryde East, Sandown and Shanklin all achieved their Blue Flag status from the environmental organisation, ENCAMS once again this year. The criteria to be awarded a Blue Flag,

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

Next week, those in the know about climate change and landslides from around the globe, will be converging upon Ventnor for the Landslides and Climate Change International Conference. The purpose of this Conference is to

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

Wow stuff is moving really fast on Freecycle these days. I noticed that a VentnorBlog regular had put up quite a number of different computer-related bits a couple of Sundays ago. 9 minutes later

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 9:45am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

It sounds amazing, but it is true. Guinness World of Records officials will be making a visit to Whitwell this week to adjudicate their entry for the World’s Longest Doormat. For several weeks now, residents

Thursday, 10th May, 2007 6:06pm

By Lord Ghome with one comment

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Very many thanks to David Mears, the National Trust South Wight Warden for breaking this news on the forum last Friday – haven’t had a chance to put it up until today. Here it

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 10:45am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

It seems our Ventnor wall lizards are keeping lots of people busy these days. Not only have they sparked a discussion on the forum by fairly new member Steve L from Surrey, who visits Ventnor

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Island Euro MP Talks on Climate Change

Thanks to one of our readers, Ken for the tip on this …. IOW Euro – MP, Dr Caroline Lucas will be talking on the issue of CLIMATE CHANGE and the benefits of a low

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 6:49pm

By Sally Perry

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

If you are interested in learning how to forage the land for food and take on some ancient hunting skills, Aldermoor Farm is to place to be this Saturday morning. Vav Simon is will be

Thursday, 22nd March, 2007 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

The Ancient Craft Of Hedgelaying In The 21st Century

The Ancient Craft Of Hedgelaying In The 21st Century

You will remember that we got very excited about the recent Hedgelaying competition in Blackwater. It might not be very ‘street’, but without skills like this on the Island, our environment could end up

Tuesday, 13th March, 2007 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Permaculture Group Meeting

Island Permaculture Group Meeting

It’s interesting how a discussion thread on the forum about off roading driving has now evolved into a discussion about global warming and whether climate change is a man-made phenomenon. It’s a fascinating subject and

Monday, 12th March, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry