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.
Cardiff University student Maebh Worthing spent the summer working with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man as part of the Isle of Man Government's STEP scheme. Here's her blog.
Dr Philippa Tomlinson, of the Manx Biological Recording Partnership, writes about the work of the Island's dedicated wild species-spotters and a boost received from the Manx Lottery Trust.
Accomplished artist Graham Rider, of Douglas, is inspired by the Isle of Man's beaches. His work forms part of an exhibition opening next month. He talks about why he took up painting and how to follow in his footsteps.
The Isle of Man Woodland Trust is planting thousands of native trees for wildlife, an action that also helps to mitigate climate change. The volunteer-run scheme needs more helpers. Membership coordinator Clara Barker explains more.
In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Carol Glover writes:
Garry Curtis, chairman of Manx Butterfly Conservation, explains why our skies are aflutter with tens of thousands, and possibly hundreds of thousands, of Painted Lady butterflies.
Andrew Bentley, Chairman of the Isle of Man Green Party, took on the challenge of Plastic Free July and writes about how he fared.