The Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival takes place next week - and there will be a Biosphere hub and a focus on waste reduction and recycling. Lucy Verdon, of DEFA's food team, writes:
A member of the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man youth forum has been chosen to represent Biospheres in the UK and Ireland at an international gathering.
A small group has taken the initiative to help clear pollution present at difficult to access areas of our coastline. Adrian Carbery writes about its work.
Professor Peter Bridgewater delivers the inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Lecture, sponsored by Zurich International.
In the morning, (10.30am) children will make bird feeders and use up waste plastic in creative ways for wildlife. In the afternoon (1.30pm), adults will learn to ditch plastic by making beeswax wraps, microplastic-free cosmetics and air fresheners.
What does it mean to be a small Island Biosphere Reserve in the context of climate change, environmental degradation and a world in flux?