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Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

President of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward was the guest speaker at the Hamilton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday [Sept 16], speaking about various topics, including BEST’s latest campaigns and projects. Mr. Hayward said, “Most often when people hear about BEST it is to do with some controversial... Read more of this article

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

The EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has said that they are “delighted to welcome EY as the sponsor.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda has hundreds of coves and beaches and miles of shoreline, so there are opportunities for more teams and more volunteers to sign... Read more of this article

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated to the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ongoing effort to conserve and protect Bermuda’s marine environment, with a one-time donation to go towards the society’s Bermuda Turtle Project, BZS’ signature conservation program. Global Indemnity’s chief operating officer, MJ Chapleau, said, “Global... Read more of this article

Photos: Montpelier Cleans Up Railway Trail

Photos: Montpelier Cleans Up Railway Trail

More than 30 employees from Montpelier Reinsurance marked the company’s annual Global Day of Giving today [Sept 11] by cleaning up a portion of the Railway Trail. The project was organized in support of Friends of Bermuda Railway Trail [FBRT], a non-profit group working to connect and rejuvenate the trail in partnership with the Parks Department. Montpelier... Read more of this article

BSoA To Screen “It’s Everybody’s Ocean”

BSoA To Screen “It’s Everybody’s Ocean”

The Bermuda Society of the Arts [BSoA] is getting set to screen It’s Everybody’s Ocean, a film that tells the story of how marine debris is affecting the people of a small Japanese island as they struggle with dealing with plastic pollution. The documentary, produced by Atsuko Quirk, focuses on the island of Ikema, and was named the Best... Read more of this article

Students Enjoying Environmental Education

Students Enjoying Environmental Education

While Bermuda may be an island surrounded by some of the most exquisite coral reefs in the world, not all of Bermuda’s students have had the opportunity to go out and explore our prized marine habitats. However, over the last three years, the Bermuda Zoological Society, with assistance from RUBiS Energy Bermuda, has been able to provide hundreds of... Read more of this article

Third Consecutive “Supermoon” In Night Sky

Third Consecutive “Supermoon” In Night Sky

The final “supermoon” of the summer graced the skies last night, with the full moon completing a celestial triple play of consecutive supermoons over the past three months. The moon reached its full phase when it reached the spot in the sky opposite from the sun, which occurred on Monday at 10:38pm Bermuda time, Space.com reports. The full... Read more of this article

Aquarium Hall Closing For Roof Upgrade Work

Aquarium Hall Closing For Roof Upgrade Work

The Aquarium Hall will close on October 5, 2014 in order to allow for roof replacement work to take place, though the North Rock Exhibit, as well as the Zoo, Museum, Azu Beastro, and the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] Gift Shop will remain open. After the construction, which is expected to take 6-months, BAMZ said they “will have a safe, watertight... Read more of this article

Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship Winners Announced

Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship Winners Announced

The Bermuda Zoological Society announced the winners of the 2014 Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship as students Miguel Meijas, Kate Cooper, and Kascia White. Each student has been award $5,000 towards their continued studies in the environmental sciences. The scholarship was established in 2009 by former BZS president, Robert Steinhoff, to provide educational... Read more of this article