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Straws

Three Pieces of Plastic campaign ends with beach cleans

By Richard MacNee

We think the best things come in threes. So it made sense for three organisations all interested in removing plastic from our Island to get together for an initiative during September.

awards

Minister to present first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards

Judging has taken place in the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.

Beach clean

Biosphere supports Beach Buddies' milestone event

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man will join Beach Buddies on 19th October at an event to mark a major milestone in the charity’s growth.

Fungi

Fungi fun with visiting expert Nev

A fungus not recorded on the Isle of Man since 1976 was logged at a weekend devoted to fungi.

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly's #MyBiosphere

In a series of articles in Manx Life magazine, produced by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx society write about what makes the Isle of Man special to them. The September 2018 article is penned by Sarah Kelly, Chairman of the Manx Music Festival.

Ramsey Forest

Wild play at the Hairpin

The woodlands above Ramsey have been a playground for generations of local children.

Chris Allen

Chris Allen's #MyBiosphere

In a series of articles in Manx Life magazine, produced by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx life write about what makes the Isle of Man special to them. The August 2018 article is penned by President of the Chamber of Commerce Chris Allen.

Rowan Henthorn

'A plastic soup, thousands of miles from land.'

Marine scientist Rowan Henthorn took part in the eXXpedition, an all-female journey across the north Pacific to inspect and sample plastics pollution. She was an ambassador for UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. She writes about what she experienced:

Money house

Isle of Man Energy Policy

While we enjoy these long summer days it is difficult to think about the cold winter evenings that lie ahead. It is possible to continue enjoying this warmth inside your home over the winter, at an affordable price, if you undertake home improvements that will improve the energy efficiency in your home and reduce your energy bills.

Swift

Swifts, urban biodiversity and development

The Island hosted a swift and urban biodiversity expert in July, supported by the Manx Ornithological Society and the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

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