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A forest walk

Forest bathing good for the body, mind and soul

Being among trees and out in nature is good for the body, mind and soul. Andrene Alejandro, Forest Therapy Practitioner, writes about its benefits.


Call from group to Adopt-a-Place and keep it litter-free

Via its Adopt-a-Place initiative, street-cleaning champions PlasticBusters are inviting the public to look after an area that's local or special to them and keep it litter-free. Their founder, Jaime Amoedo, explains how to get involved.

Disability Networks beach wheelchair

Beach access for adults with limited mobility thanks to sponsorship

Adults with limited mobility can now access Ramsey beach thanks to generous support from an Isle of Man company.

Energy-saving hints

Energy-saving hints as we lockdown at home

Tomorrow (Monday) marks the start of Big Energy Saving Week (18th to 24th January). As winter lockdown keeps us at home, Dave Roberts, of the Energy Policy Team at the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, has these hints on decreasing energy use and lowering bills.

Seasquirt at Ayres National Nature Reserve

Request for unusual natural finds to be reported after beach discovery

Record and report any natural finds you feel are unusual. That is the request from the Ecosystem Policy Team at the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture after Lydia Riddell, Biodoversity Project Officer, spotted an unfamiliar sight at the Ayres National Nature Reserve.

Dr Richard Selman

#CloserToNature: Dr Richard Selman on his daily stroll

It is good for us to connect with nature while in lockdown again. In a new #CloserToNature blog, Dr Richard Selman, Ecosystem Policy Manager at DEFA and Chairman of the Manx Ornithological Society, writes of the restorative effect of his daily permitted stroll through the countryside close to his home:

Isle of Man Festive Walking Festival

Beach Buddies event part of Festive Walking Festival

A new outing for beach cleaning charity Beach Buddies forms part of the inaugural Isle of Man Festive Walking Festival.

Lydia Mabbott

The clever crafter turning under-sea and beach finds into gifts

'One person's trash is another person's treasure.' Clever crafter Lydia Mabbott, of Under The Sea, has quit her job to follow her passion, turning glass, pottery and wood she finds on beaches and below water into unique Manx gifts that are flying off the shelves this Christmas.

Manx culture gifts

Give the gift of Manx culture this Christmas

Give the gift of Manx culture this Christmas. We asked the team at Culture Vannin to select Manx books and CDs that make perfect gifts and here are their favourites, all available in independent bookshops and museum shops Island-wide.

Christmas tree

Have a happy and sustainable Christmas

It's possible to have a happy AND sustainable Christmas. UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Project Assistant Breeshey Kermode offers some ideas.

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