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Photos & Video: Garden Club’s Flower Flash

Photos & Video: Garden Club’s Flower Flash

With an aim of bringing “awareness to the importance of saving and preserving Bermuda’s open spaces,” members of the Garden Club of Bermuda created five ‘Pond Flowers’ at Eve’s Pond using mostly natural materials. A spokesperson said, “To continue the celebration of The Garden Club of Bermuda’s 100th anniversary... Read more of this article

Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Donates To BZS

Aurum Fund Management Limited has donated $12,500 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] to aid in the creation of a saltwater pond to support the growth of Black Mangroves on Trunk Island. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society is happy to announce that Aurum Fund Management Limited have donated $12,500 to the creation of a saltwater... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Longtail With Flag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Pink Longtail With Flag

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the Bermuda longtail with soft accents of the Bermuda flag incorporated in the bird’s wings.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone wallpaper download.To access... Read more of this article

PwC Receives Validation For Climate Targets

PwC Receives Validation For Climate Targets

PwC has announced that the the Science Based Targets initiative [SBTi] has “validated PwC’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in absolute terms from 2019 levels by 2030 in line with a 1.5 degree scenario.” A spokesperson said, “PwC announced it received validation for its science-based targets and reaffirmed its commitment... Read more of this article

Consultation Opens On Single Use Plastics

Consultation Opens On Single Use Plastics

The Government has opened a public consultation on regulating single-use plastics in Bermuda, with people invited to “send written comments, suggestions or concerns regarding the planned timetable and scope of the proposed legislation on regulating single-use plastics” by September 30th.The Government of Bermuda Citizens Forum website said,... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan Objectives

Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan Objectives

The Principles, Goals, and Objectives for Bermuda’s Marine Spatial Plan [MSP], approved by the BOPP Steering Committee, is now available to be viewed by the public. A spokesperson said, “The Principles, Goals, and Objectives define the purpose and desired results of Bermuda’s MSP. To view the document please visit here.“Marine Spatial... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series shows a close up view of one of the island’s smaller residents, with this phone wallpaper/lock screen featuring an image of a Bermuda butterfly sitting on a flower.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday... Read more of this article

Paper Suggests Outdoor Balloon Release Ban

Paper Suggests Outdoor Balloon Release Ban

Passing a law to “ban the release of helium-filled balloons outdoors” is one of the proposals contained in the “regulating single-use plastics in Bermuda” policy paper, which the Government has released for consultation. In providing a “summary of the actions that should be taken in Bermuda now, based on a review of similar jurisdictions... Read more of this article

“Regulating Single-Use Plastics In Bermuda”

“Regulating Single-Use Plastics In Bermuda”

The Government has released the “regulating single-use plastics in Bermuda” policy paper for consultation, with the 57-page document providing a broad overview of the proposal. Earlier this week, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said that the “Government has committed to eliminating single-use plastics by 2022″ and “of... Read more of this article

KBB Praises Govt’s Single-Use Plastic Plans

KBB Praises Govt’s Single-Use Plastic Plans

“This continued commitment by the Government to single-use legislation puts Bermuda at the forefront of the global fight against plastic pollution,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful said. This follows after Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban announced that ”the Government has committed to eliminating single-use plastics by 2022.”A... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Eliminating Single Use Plastics

Video: Minister On Eliminating Single Use Plastics

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 26] on single-use plastics in Bermuda. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The Minister said, “Because of these three threats: climate change, ocean pollution and human health, the Government... Read more of this article

Video: Press Conference On Solar Energy

Video: Press Conference On Solar Energy

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is holding a press conference this afternoon [August 23] to discuss “Bermuda’s adoption of Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 13-minute replay is belowUpdate... Read more of this article

HSBC Embraces ‘Climate Ambition’ For Bermuda

HSBC Embraces ‘Climate Ambition’ For Bermuda

HSBC Bermuda is integrating HSBC’s Climate Ambition into their business considerations and operations and are prioritising “financing and investment in support of the transition to a net zero global economy.” A spokesperson said, “In October 2020, HSBC Group announced its ambitious plan to prioritise financing and investment in... Read more of this article