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FootEnts

The Footprint Trust can organise community events for other organisations. The Trust organises the annual Riverfest and Future Energy events. For more information on how the Trust could help you put on a professional event for you please contact; info@footprint-trust.co.uk  or ...

Future Energy

The Footprint Trust holds Future Energy events every year to highlight energy conservation and to promote the need for sustainable renewable energy. We back wind power, solar energy and biomass  as immediate available technology and will support o...
Riverfest

Riverfest

Next Riverfest is Saturday 18th May 2019, from 11am Riverfest is a fun free community event which takes place every May in the heart of the Isle of Wight, Newport, the Island’s capital. The event has all the feel of a traditional village fete, w...
Travelling To Riverfest

Travelling To Riverfest

The annual Isle of Wight Riverfest takes place on Newport Quay, which runs alongside the historic Medina river and the Riverside Centre. It is accessed by foot and cycle from Quay Street, a short distance from Newport Bus Station. All buses head to Newport...
Footprint Trust TV

Footprint Trust TV

The Footprint Trust has made a number of documentaries all of which you can view on links from this page. You can see clips of our programmes on Youtube . ‘The Thin Green Line’ A documentary film celebrating positive action on the Isle of Wight In a l...

Home

We help people and the planet. Our aim is to empower people to live using our resources wisely and to keep people warm and well.

How can we help you?

Home Visits We offer free home visits across the Island giving guidance on how to cut your energy and water bills. We save the average household around £200 per year. To book, please email visits@footprint-trust.co.uk or call 01983 822282 Monergy ...
Footprinting

Footprinting

"What is an ecological footprint?!" Well, it's easier to understand than you think, and easier to do something about than many of us realise! The Isle of Wight currently uses 2½ times it's 'earthshare' - that means that if we were to be self ...

How to Compost

Home composting can be fun, productive and is a safe, easy and free way to help the Isle of Wight.  By taking out your compostable items, such as egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peelings and putting them in a composting bin ...

Links

If you’re looking for information on the environment then this page may be of some help. To save you a bit of time, we have gathered what we think is a good selection of websites, covering a number of topics. If you have found a good site, please email u...
Ray Harrington-Vail

Ray Harrington-Vail

Ray Harrington-Vail has lived on the Island since the late 1990s, and during this time has got to know a great many people, worked with many organisations and gained much local knowledge.  His background covers a whole host of experience including, woodland ...
Recycling

Recycling

Recycling on the Isle of Wight is easy. One week all recyclables are collected - clean paper, jars, glass bottles, plastics, tins and cans plus tetra packs. The next week all non-recyclables, such as disposable nappies, are collected. A free green caddy...

Top Green Tips

The Caulkhead's Guide to saving the planet and saving £££s  [PDF] Energy http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/ http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/solutions/CarbonFootprinting/ The MCS is a certification scheme which complies with the government cri...

Projects

Projects run by the Footprint Trust Consultation and Guidance The Trust is able to offer guidance on sustainable businesses practices, promotion and marketing and offers corporate volunteering opportunities and employee engagement workshops. For...
Archived projects

Archived projects

Archived Projects Former projects run by The Footprint Trust These former projects have now finished or been superseded by new schemes. We keep information about them on our website as it might still be useful - if you want to know more please get...
Adopt a Garden

Adopt a Garden

The Footprint Trust has made the difficult decision to bring the Adopt A Garden scheme to an end. The scheme has been in existence for over five years, and dozens of people have been matched. However, the shortage of funding opportunities and a...
Adopt-a-Bottle

Adopt-a-Bottle

Adopt-a-Bottle (Archive) This project is now complete The Bestival Adopt-A-Bottle project has now come to an end. We would like to thank everyone at the Bestival Foundation for all their support and assistance over the past three years. We...
Can you dig It?

Can you dig It?

Some guidance for gardeners It is not possible to teach gardening on a website - we can only give some pointers - but we hope these notes from our Free Training Course will be useful to you. Compost Home-made OR buy-in-a-bag (lots of different t...
Energetic

Energetic

Mums, dads and young people could be in for a windfall on their energy bills thanks to an initiative from the Island’s Footprint Trust charity. Energetic is a project which involves young families and young people in saving money through sensible u...
Trend

Trend

The Footprint Trust is an educational charity based on the Isle of Wight with many years of experience working with young people of all ages, in formal and informal settings. We came up the concept of the trend youth cafe having consulted with young...
Water Works

Water Works

Getting wise about water issues "Water is precious. Although water covers three quarters of the earth, only a small fraction is accessible to human beings as fresh water. Water is critical to nourishing and fostering life. Water is vital to our...
Cash low? Cash flow!

Cash low? Cash flow!

Do not make a choice 'heat' or 'eat' - continue to buy healthy food for your family, and contact your Utility Company. If you are struggling to pay your energy bills then contact your power company and explain the problem. Let them know if you...
Cemetery Wardens

Cemetery Wardens

God’s acres to be saved… How many people reading this have enjoyed a contemplative walk around a burial ground? Church graveyards and municipal cemeteries are a window into the past. They are often one of the last remaining habitats of rare wildflowers inc...
GreenMobile

GreenMobile

GreenMobile – serving rural areas… The Island’s Footprint Trust will be able to give a greater service to remote communities, thanks to funding from the Defra European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, administered by Natural Enterprise and t...
Isle of Wight Green Gym

Isle of Wight Green Gym

The Isle of Wight Green Gym is an independent community group. With almost 15 years of weekly sessions; working to help improve the Island's countryside through practical conservation work. At the same time aiming to improve the health of the participants...
Monergy

Monergy

Islanders will get more for their Monergy! The Island’s Footprint Trust charity will be able to help over 1,000 people reduce their energy and water bills thanks to a windfall from the People’s Postcode Lottery, The Ebico Trust, Santander Foundation and...
Pond Warden Scheme

Pond Warden Scheme

The IW Pond Warden Scheme was founded in 1999 and in 2013 it became a project of the Footprint Trust charity. It has received support from a number of organisations over the years including; BTCV, Environment Agency, Southern Water, West Wight Landscape...
Power Force

Power Force

Trust launches a power-full project to help the Veteran community Power Force is a new project from the Island's Footprint Trust aimed at directly helping the ex-service community on the Isle of Wight who are suffering the effects of fuel poverty. A...

River Wardens

A RIVER WARDEN scheme was launched in 2007, with volunteers acting as ambassadors for the River Medina. Following the success of the IW Pond Warden Scheme , which started several years ago, the group has been launched as part of the IW Council’s M...
Ryde Warmer Homes

Ryde Warmer Homes

Town Council acts to warm up Ryde... Ryde Town Council have teamed up with the Island's Footprint Trust charity to help those in the Town who are in crises due to high fuel bills and hard to heat homes. The Town Council immediately acted when they heard...

Sustainable Schools

New waste education programme for schools Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle? As part of the new waste partnership between Isle of Wight Council and Amey, we are developing a programme...
Tool Store

Tool Store

The Footprint Trust has a large tool store that is free to use for any insured community group, member of the IW Pond Wardens or IW Green Gym. If you need some hand tools, give us a call on 822282 or email us info@footprint-trust.co.uk Good quality...
Warmahome

Warmahome

Listen to Radio Advertisement for Warmahomes An innovative environmental project on the Isle of Wight to help people keep warm, manage fuel costs, and save energy is funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Vulnerable residents in the...
Warmer Vectis

Warmer Vectis

Vectis offers a warm hand to its residents… A local housing association is offering a winter warmer to its residents. Vectis Housing Association has teamed up with energy experts The Footprint Trust, so that their residents can reduce their utility b...

Warmer Ventor

Ventnor's Winter Warmer… The Warmer Ventnor scheme was officially launched in July and already has assisted over 20 people. The scheme is funded by Ventnor Town Council and delivered by the Island’s Footprint Trust charity. The Footprint Trust vis...
Warmer Wight Plus

Warmer Wight Plus

Energy help warms up on the Island… The Island's Footprint Trust are urging people to make sure that they are on the correct energy tariff now rather than wait until the high bills arrive. Speaking for the Trust their National Heat Hero Ray Harrington-Vail s...
Support Us

Support Us

Footprint Trust launches £500,000 Appeal To mark the formal presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, The Footprint Trust charity launched a £500,000 appeal to fund its work over the next 5 years. The Trust is appealing to man...

Wight Green Directory

The Footprint Trust works in the community and our staff have many years of experience in managing and supporting community projects. The Trust is regularly asked about suppliers or services. Because of legal concerns we cannot actually recommend. However,...