Helping you to keep your home's footprint as light as possible!
Pure Green Energy - http://www.puregreenenergy.co.uk
Pure Green Energy design, supply and install renewable technologies for residential and commercial properties. They can help with air/ground source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating, and wall and under floor heating as well as consultancy and design work. They have helped many people with renewable technology installations such as St Catherines Church. Pure Green are also a Greenback merchant, and offer 5% off all renewable installations – giving you massive savings!
Solar & Renewables - http://www.solarandrenewable.co.uk
Solar and Renewable help to slash electric/energy bills. They can provide free home surveys to help you to understand where you can be saving energy, and where the problem areas are in your home. They can also provide an inspection of your existing energy installations if you have any worries. They specialise in solar PV, solar thermal hot water, hear pumps – ground and air as well as plumbing, heating and electrical installations.
WRS – Wight Rainwater Solutions
Wight Rainwater Solutions work in partnership with Ecoisland and are working towards providing the Isle of Wight sustainable water solutions, including rainwater harvesting. Call Richard on 07702450035
TWEAK Green Energy – http://www.tweak-iow.com
TWEAK Energy provide domestic and commercial customers with renewable technologies for their homes or business. They can provide heat pumps, solar panels, solid fuel stoves &flues as well as solar thermal. Their website has lots of information about changing to heat pumps, and the efficiency of other methods of heating. They are also a GREENback merchant, and with a card you could save a massive £100 off the installation price of an air to air heat pump!
Wight Energy Residential - http://www.wightenergy.com/residential/services/renewables
Wight energy can help Island residents with Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Air Source Heat Pump, Solar Water Heating and Wind Turbine installation on both residential and commercial scales. They also provide information about the current feed in tariffs.
RG Combustions – http://www.rgcombustions.com
RG Combustions is a family run business, with over 40 years experience in the industry. They also know a bit about renewable technologies, too. They can help with Ground Source Heat Pumps, Air Source Heat Pumps and Rainwater Harvesting.
Warmahome – http://www.footprint-trust.co.uk
Warmahome is a project on the Isle of Wight directed at homes with low incomes to help them reduce their energy costs. They can provide free home assessments and advice on how to reduce carbon footprints, boilers windows and insulation and of course slashing energy bills. They have also been able to negotiate a rate on loft and cavity insulation, whereby homeowners will get it free of charge or for a heavily subsidised rate.
Eco Gas and Plumbing Services (EGP) – http://www.egp-services.com
EGP offer heating and plumbing services to businesses and residents on the Isle of Wight. They can organise completely new systems, and are also open to helping their clients to make their existing systems as efficient as possible. They can design solar water heating, air/ground source heat pumps as well as soil, waste and rainwater systems for your property, to help keep your bills down.
Accommodation and Travel
Everything you need to know to have a great eco friendly holiday!
Tom’s Eco Lodge – Yarmouth - http://www.tomsecolodge.com/
Tom’s Eco Lodges offer so much more than just glamping. Located on Tapnell Farm in Yarmouth, each lodge can sleep up to six people making excellent accommodation for a family or great for a holiday with some mates or even your dog! The eco lodges have great facilities including hot showers, running water, electricity, flushing toilets and a stove, oven and BBQ! The farm are make endless commitments to the environment, the lodges are crafted from natural canvas and wood, the barn and cottages have solar panels installed to generate energy, but they don’t stop there – the Eco Lodge crew have worked on planting acres of land with new trees, to compensate for what they use in the stoves and for the lodges. If all that wasn’t enough, the 300 cows on the farm supply us with 8,000 litres of milk per day – yum! Tom’s eco lodges are now part of our GREENback scheme, offering 15% OFF to all cardholders, why not give them a call!
The Enchanted Manor – Niton
The Enchanted Manor is exactly what it says on the tin – a beautiful, mystical manor in Niton, inspired by the paintings of Josephine Wall. Surrounded by an acre of woodland, the Enchanted Manor is a luxurious hideaway, each room is individually decorated with it’s own character, featuring hand carved four poster beds, roll top baths and deluxe showers. The Enchanted Manor specialises in weddings, and makes the perfect fantasy venue. In more good news, they are a member of the GREENback scheme, and offer cardholders 10% OFF whole break package.
The Really Green Holiday Company - Freshwater Bay - http://www.thereallygreenholidaycompany.com/index.asp
The really green holiday company offer eco-friendly get-aways on the Isle of Wight in their 16 ft, fully furnished yurts. Each yurt can sleep up to 5 people and has it’s own outdoor cooking area (and a tented cooking & seating area for the rainy days). They operate as part of the Apple Farm, which is a Greenback merchant, so investigate any discounts before you book! They can also offer discounts on Wightlink and Cycle Hire (much like our Greenback card – take a look if you don’t have one already!) to ensure that your holiday is as Eco-Friendly as possible. The really green holiday company are proud to hold a Green Business Award – they can also do courses on how to set up your own green holiday park!
Silver Glades Caravan Park – Cranmore - http://www.silvergladesiow.co.uk/greenaction.htm - 01983 760172
Silver Glades Caravan Park is a holiday park with an environmentally aware approach. They aim to prevent pollution, save water and energy, reduce waste and recycle, use sustainable transport, encourage wildlife, enhance bio-diversity as well as use eco-friendly products in all of their purchasing, all of which achieved them the ‘Camping and Holiday Park of the Year’ award, given by Green Island three years running.
‘The Oaks’ – Seaview – http://www.oaksatseaview.info
The Oaks at Seaview are the proud winners of a Gold Green Island award (2007/8). Their Victorian 3 bedroom semi-detatched property in Seaview benefits from reduced energy bills, recycling facilities, an ethically sourced gas supply as well as herbs growing in the garden to enhance any cooking and lots of information about local food to give holiday makers the complete Isle of Wight experience.
The Needles Park – Alum Bay
The Needles Park in Alum Bay boasts many ‘GREEN’ policies. Since their involvement with the Carbon Trust, the Needles Park have trained their staff in ‘thinking green’ and advised them of ways they can do their bit to help the environment. They have also created a large recycling scheme, they can recycle things like card, paper, bottles and even mobile phones, printer cartridges as well as oil and food waste. They take things further by giving all staff – even temporary – a free bus pass for commuting to work, which 90% are able to use, the remaining 10% car pool, reducing their impact, too. They have even increased their planting across the site and put up more bird boxes, encouraging more of the Island’s precious wildlife to visit – so keep an eye out when you visit!
A wide range of services on the Isle of Wight with GREEN ethics, from web design to photography.
The Eco Film Company –www.ecofilmcompany.com
The Eco Film Company are a sustainable imaging and ideas organisation on the Island. They make the most of the beautiful surroundings on the Isle of Wight and measure how much carbon is produced on each shoot – they will even plant trees to compensate!
Nature Reserves and Conservation
Gift to Nature
Gift to Nature are responsible for a variety of conservation sites around the Island including Parkhurst Forest, Pan Mill Fen Meadow and the Troll Trail which links Merstone to Newport.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trust is a nationwide charity who have nature reserves and run conservation activities all over the UK.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch have nature reserves on the Island including Ningwood, St Lawrence Undercliff and Arreton Downs.
There are many ways to get involved in the Trust, including volunteering on their conservation days.
They are based on the Isle of Wight at Bouldnor Forest in Yarmouth and can be contacted be calling 01983 760 018
The Footprint Trust
A registered charity who work with the Isle of Wight community to promote the benefits of sustainable living.
Projects include the Isle of Wight Green Gym, Adopt-a-Garden and River Wardens.
Natural Enterprise is a company based on the Isle of Wight who offer environmental consultancy and run projects to help the Isle of Wight economy.
They are responsible for the administration for the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society and run projects such as Medina River restoration.
The Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment
Provides a focus for the Isle of Wight Council's growing activities in relation to coastal and geotechnical issues and contributes to the delivery of strategic objectives.
Contact 01983 857 220
Hants and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Offer a straightforward tailored service so you can have a charity / fund without having to run it yourself.
Contact 01256 776 101