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Photos: KBB Teams Pick Up 4.5 Tons Of Litter

Photos: KBB Teams Pick Up 4.5 Tons Of Litter

Volunteers joined in Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB] National Cleanup over the weekend of May 16, with 28 teams picking up 4.5 tons of litter and debris from neighbourhoods and public parks across the island. “We are pleased to have the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] support this year’s event and form ‘tourism teams’ at two of our Island’s... Read more of this article

Marsh & Guy Carpenter Clean Up Local Beach

Marsh & Guy Carpenter Clean Up Local Beach

Marsh and Guy Carpenter spent this morning [May 22] volunteering on the island as part of the companies’ inaugural Global Volunteer Month, designated as May 2015.Globally, 25 countries are participating in Global Volunteer Month with volunteer efforts in 240 cities planned throughout the month of May. In Bermuda, May 22 has been designated as the... Read more of this article

The Buzz Responds To  ‘Roundup’ Suspension

The Buzz Responds To ‘Roundup’ Suspension

Following the announcement that the importation of weed spray ‘Roundup’ has been suspended, the Buzz said they “commend Minister Atherden’s commitment to ‘promoting safe practices as part of our stewardship of Bermuda’s delicate environment’, and to recognizing that more work must be done.” A statement from the group... Read more of this article

Vehicle Donated To Conservation Services Dept.

Vehicle Donated To Conservation Services Dept.

The Bermuda Audubon Society [BAS] and University of Laval – Atlantis Labs today donated a vehicle to the Department of Conservation Services. The Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden was on hand to receive the donation on behalf of the Department at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo [BAMZ]. The vehicle, a Silverado pickup... Read more of this article

Somersfield Academy Spring Fair Goes Green

Somersfield Academy Spring Fair Goes Green

An initiative by P6 Somersfield Innovations Programme students will see the Somersfield Spring Fair replace plastic water bottles with their greener re-fillable counterparts. “At this year’s Spring Fair, water will be free for all who bring a reusable container,” explained the P6 students. “Drinks that are not as healthy, but perhaps a special... Read more of this article

Photos: Plastic Tides Team Visits Bermuda

Photos: Plastic Tides Team Visits Bermuda

The Plastic Tides Team is currently in Bermuda as they undertake a circumnavigation of the island in order to raise awareness of the #BeatTheBeadBermuda campaign alongside BEST. The Plastic Tides team visited in June 2014 and returned with their flights being sponsored by MultiStrat Re, a Bermuda specialty reinsurer focused on launching and growing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Cancer & Health, BWS To Launch UVI

Bermuda Cancer & Health, BWS To Launch UVI

May is Melanoma Month and one of the major public health concerns, especially in sub-tropical regions such as Bermuda, is the amount of harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation reaching the ground; UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer diagnoses and Bermuda has a 12 percent higher incidence rate than the United States. Now, a partnership between... Read more of this article

BTA Recruiting For KBB Clean-Up Mission

BTA Recruiting For KBB Clean-Up Mission

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is teaming up with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] this weekend [May 16] for the charity’s annual island-wide National Clean-Up Day. The BTA is calling on hospitality stakeholders to join the clean-up mission on May 16 and has sent a volunteer recruitment email to its class of 400 Certified Tourism Ambassadors [CTAs]. “The... Read more of this article

Francis Patton Celebrates Science Success

Francis Patton Celebrates Science Success

Teachers at Francis Patton are celebrating as they have received some positive results back on some key Ministry-based science tests for their Primary 6 students. “Back in March, the students took two Ministry tests on Food Chains and Caring for the Environment,” shared Miss Alandra Swan, the P6 teacher at Francis Patton, “and on both tests they... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks Set To Present ‘Planet Madagascar’

BUEI Talks Set To Present ‘Planet Madagascar’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present ‘Planet Madagascar’ by Travis Steffens on May 14 and May 19. The event poster says, “Come and experience the marvels of Madagascar whilst learning about the environmental and social issues plaguing this beautiful island and how they are... Read more of this article

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