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Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

The Department of Statistics today [Apr 27] announced the release of its fifth issue of the “Environmental Statistics Compendium”. “This publication is produced annually and reflects the collation of existing data sourced from the activities of both Government and non-governmental entities that are involved in monitoring, controlling or promoting... Read more of this article

BEST Launch Campaign To “Beat The Bead”

BEST Launch Campaign To “Beat The Bead”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is urging consumers to ‘choose to refuse’ to purchase any personal care products containing microbeads or other plasticizers due to their negative effect on the environment. BEST said, “In anticipation of the upcoming visits by Plastic Tides and 5 Gyres, two of a number of organizations... Read more of this article

New Biomedical, Pharmaceutical Waste Policy

New Biomedical, Pharmaceutical Waste Policy

The Department of Health today announced new policy and processes to safely and effectively manage sharps, bio–hazardous and pharmaceutical waste in Bermuda that will come into effect on Monday 1st June 2015. A statement said, “The new policy will cover both the collection, transport and destruction of sharps, bio–hazardous and pharmaceutical... Read more of this article

Clarien Donates 300 Saplings For Earth Day

Clarien Donates 300 Saplings For Earth Day

Three hundred native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Olive Wood, Yellowood and Bay Grape saplings were donated in today’s [Apr 22] Clarien Bank Earth Day sapling donation to the community. The saplings were offered on a first come, first served basis from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Full advice was provided to customers and residents on how to safely... Read more of this article

Video: Students Cedar Plant Tree For Earth Day

Video: Students Cedar Plant Tree For Earth Day

Earlier today [April 22] students from Victor Scott Primary School joined Premier Michael Dunkley, Health, Seniors and Environment Minister Jeanne Atherden and Education Minister Wayne Scott in planting a Bermuda Cedar Tree in commemoration of Earth Day. Today’s tree planting took place at the Arboretum, which was one of the parks hardest hit last... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Donating Saplings For Earth Day

Clarien Bank Donating Saplings For Earth Day

Clarien Bank Limited today [Apr 20] announced free sapling donations in celebration of Earth Day. Three hundred native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings will be donated to clients and residents on Wednesday, April 22. The community sapling event will be followed on Friday, April 24 by plantings of saplings at Gilbert Institute... Read more of this article

TBOP Query Maintenance Yard Impact Report

TBOP Query Maintenance Yard Impact Report

Take Back Our Park campaigners are querying whether any reports into the impact of a new Parks department maintenance yard in the heart of the Botanical Gardens were ever done. Take Back Our Park used the new Public Access to Information [PATI] legislation to ask for copies of an environmental impact report, a noise impact study and a visual impact... Read more of this article

Bermuda ‘Trash Art’ Shown At United Nations

Bermuda ‘Trash Art’ Shown At United Nations

Every year, students create art from beach plastics as part of a Keep Bermuda Beautiful education program, and this year one of the trash art pieces was selected to be part of a presentation at the UNEP Marine Litter Conference at the United Nations. The artwork — by Prospect Primary School’s Alaysia Swan, Khamanie Pitt-Nesbitt, Alziae... Read more of this article

Clara Muhammad School To Host Mini Ag Show

Clara Muhammad School To Host Mini Ag Show

The Clara Muhammad School [CMS] is getting set to host a Mini Agricultural Exhibition, including activities for children, baked goods, animals, a student art exhibit, and more. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10.00am through 3.00pm at the Masjid Muhammad Laffan Street entrance. Children under 5-years-old get in free, while entrance... Read more of this article

Video: Plastic Pollution In Bermuda’s Waters

Video: Plastic Pollution In Bermuda’s Waters

The Race for Water Odyssey crew visited Bermuda recently, having traveled from the Azores as part of their 300-day expedition that is studying the impact of plastic pollution in the ocean globally. That study continued on the island, with the crews work captured on camera and released to the public. A video released by the team features Anne Hyde of... Read more of this article

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