Organisers of one of the Island’s biggest sporting events, the Manx Telecom Parish Walk, are again stepping up efforts to reduce plastics waste.
The Isle of Man is the only entire country to boast UNESCO Biosphere status, reflecting it is a special place for people and nature. In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Adrian Cowin writes:
A celebrated conservationist will deliver the inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Lecture.
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?