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Bermuda Motors To Host “Eco Auto Show”

Bermuda Motors To Host “Eco Auto Show”

Bermuda Motors is getting set to present The Eco Auto Show on Saturday, November 19 at Bull’s Head Car Park, offering the opportunity to “check out the latest in auto technology.” Taking place from 10.00am to 3.00pm, the event will showcase Bermuda Motors’ range of electric and hybrid vehicles, including the BMW i3, the Kia Soul... Read more of this article

Video: AC Endeavour Program Goes ‘Off Grid’

Video: AC Endeavour Program Goes ‘Off Grid’

Local company Alternative Energy Systems recently donated 10 solar panels to the America’s Cup Endeavour program, with the installed solar panels not only helping to lower costs and reduce the program’s footprint, but also helping to educate its young participants and ensure that the program continues “well beyond the America’s... Read more of this article

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

Action group, Take Back Our Park, is urging its supporters to attend a public meeting called by Government over plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Botanical Gardens. Work was stopped earlier this year when a temporary injunction was granted forbidding Government to proceed with work at the site. But a public notice was published this week... Read more of this article

PwC To Sponsor Scientific Ocean Research

PwC To Sponsor Scientific Ocean Research

Professional services firm PwC Bermuda became the first corporate sponsor and a mission partner of a groundbreaking scientific research project aimed at revealing the deepest secrets of marine life in the Atlantic Ocean. The project hopes to provide new data that could justify the establishment of marine protected areas and other conservation measures... Read more of this article

Garbage Collection Changes Due To Holiday

Garbage Collection Changes Due To Holiday

The Ministry of Public Works today advised that due to the Remembrance Day Public Holiday on Friday, November 11th, 2016, west end garbage will be collected on Thursday November 10th. East end garbage will be collected on Tuesday November 8th [today] and Wednesday November 9th. Recyclables will be collected on Wednesday in the east and Thursday... Read more of this article

National Trust Response To The Throne Speech

National Trust Response To The Throne Speech

The Bermuda National Trust welcomed the fact that Bermuda’s environment and heritage received attention in the Government’s Throne Speech on Monday, and said they ”noted with interest plans to facilitate the growth of the beach economy”. “We hope that environmental advocates will be involved in consultations to ensure that maintaining... Read more of this article

Greenrock Reacts To The 2016 Throne Speech

Greenrock Reacts To The 2016 Throne Speech

Greenrock has reacted to yesterday’s [Nov 7] Throne Speech, saying that it is “disappointed at the lack of any mention” of “climate change,” but “excited about the mention of addressing the issue of plastics on the island.” The environmental group said, “Greenrock is disappointed at the lack of any mention... Read more of this article

BEST Applauds AC35 “Sustainability Charter”

BEST Applauds AC35 “Sustainability Charter”

“It is encouraging that AC35 participants are consistently showing a deep appreciation of the beauty of Bermuda and her people,” BEST said following the news that the six teams in the America’s Cup signed a Sustainability Charter focused on environmental responsibility. A statement from the group said, “America’s Cup Event... Read more of this article

Greenrock Hoping Speech Is ‘Greenest One’

Greenrock Hoping Speech Is ‘Greenest One’

“We are looking forward to the upcoming Throne Speech and remain hopeful that it will pleasantly surprise us as being the greenest one to date,” Greenrock said. A statement from the environmental group said, “Monday, November 7th sees the reconvening of Parliament and the announcement of the Government’s policy priorities for the... Read more of this article

Zoological Society Receives New Boat ‘Callista’

Zoological Society Receives New Boat ‘Callista’

The Bermuda Zoological Society recently purchased a new 30ft Beachcat boat, Callista, thanks to generous donations from Mrs. Diana Bergquist, the Stempel Foundation, Clarien Bank, Somers Isle Shipping and RUBiS. A long-time benefactor of BZS’s free conservation education programmes, Mrs. Bergquist kindly decided to make a considerable donation towards... Read more of this article

Rare Starfish Identified For First Time Since 1922

Rare Starfish Identified For First Time Since 1922

Department of Environment and Natural Resources scientist and Natural History Museum Curator Dr. Robbie Smith and Nekton Principal Scientist Dr. Lucy Woodall are examining a rare starfish, among other specimens, as part of Nekton’s five day Taxonomy Workshop at the Natural History Museum. “Identified only once before in 1922 on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

BEST Wish List For This Year’s Throne Speech

BEST Wish List For This Year’s Throne Speech

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] released their ‘Wish List’ for the upcoming Throne Speech touching on climate change, protecting bees, land use, marine planning legislation, noise pollution, Southlands and more. BEST said, “The issue of Climate Change is ripe for serious attention in Bermuda. We would be justified... Read more of this article

‘Our Ocean, One Future’ Free Film Festival

‘Our Ocean, One Future’ Free Film Festival

The U.S. Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] to sponsor a film festival focusing on oceans. The ‘Our Ocean, One Future’ Film Festival will feature six films focusing on issues ranging from the impact of global warming to marine species preservation. Admission to all screenings is open to the... Read more of this article