On the day when the Prime Minister announced that "social investment can be a great force for social change" the Ecoisland Partnership Community Interest Company and its 100 Club supporters were gathered in the Terrace Room at the House of Commons demonstrating exactly how change can be brought about through investment in social enterprise.
Island life is always a little unique. The Ecoislands project was launched to help Ecoisland CIC engage with other Islands and Regions and find out what they are able to do to move towards sustainability. In October at the Ecoislands Global Summit, we saw plenty of these regions and Islands publicly pledge their commitment to sustainability. This led our Green Leader, David, to pay the Isle of Man a visit earlier in the year, following which, Secretary of IoM Friends of the Earth Cat Turner reports on what they got up to!
As you may or may not know, today is UNEP World Environment Day, and the theme for this year is Think.Eat.Save, which aims to tackle our ‘foodprint’ on the earth! It hopes to reduce the amount of food wasted or lost in our world.
Read on to find out all about the ambitious journey to hybridise two species of waterlily right here on the Island, for the first time in the UK
We all love to travel to broaden our horizons, our experiences and our cultural boundaries, but planes consume fuel, generate carbon emissions and pollute the planet. In fact, air travel is the fastest growing source of the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change. If you dream of heading off to a far flung and exotic part of the world but you’re worried about the damage you’re doing to our planet, you should think about carbon offsetting your flight.
Josie is a fashion blogger with a keen interest in all things ethical and fairtrade, having previously written for the likes of The Times, The Huffington Post and anywhere else that will have her.
Your invitation to the Ethical Hedonist Green and Glam Tea Party!
Nicole Walsh is an Environment Science Student at Plymouth University, on a recent trip to Malaysia Nicole wrote a blog to document her trip and discuss the environment issues on the other side of the world.
David's recent presentation at TEDx Southampton.
Edulis, meaning edible plant is the name of choice for Ventnor Botanic Garden's eagerly anticipated new café and restaurant that opened at midday on Good Friday last week.
HI! My name is Elena, I’m 17 years old. I come from Italy and I arrived on the Isle of Wight to stay here for three weeks, because I was chosen by my school to participate in a study trip to learn about renewable energy.