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PLP: Lack Of Information On Spill Is ‘Troubling’

PLP: Lack Of Information On Spill Is ‘Troubling’

“The recent gasoline leak that occurred at Rubis is of great concern,” Shadow Minister of the Environment, Planning and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said, adding that “with an ecological system as fragile as ours and our natural beauty being a huge selling point for our tourism product, the lack of information from both Rubis and... Read more of this article

Earlier Closure Period For The “Hind Grounds”

Earlier Closure Period For The “Hind Grounds”

The Ministry of the Environment advises that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas, also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds”, will be prohibited from 15 April 2017 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds. A spokesperson said, “In recent years, there appears to have been a shift in when Red Hind first aggregate for the season,... Read more of this article

Greenrock & BEST Decide Against Formal Merger

Greenrock & BEST Decide Against Formal Merger

Facilitated by the Centre on Philanthropy’s Collaboration Taskforce, discussions between Greenrock and BEST have continued in recent weeks. “A range of options have been considered that would allow them to work together on environmental sustainability issues of vital interest to both organizations. Greenrock and BEST have, however, concluded... Read more of this article

Cleanup Work Is Continuing After Fuel Spill

Cleanup Work Is Continuing After Fuel Spill

[Updated] St. George’s MPs Nandi Outerbridge and Kenneth Bascome, Premier Michael Dunkley and Environment Minister Sylvan Richards met with Rubis officials on Saturday at the site of last week’s oil leak. They were briefed on the situation by Rubis Managing Director Graham Redford and a geologist and field engineer from Arcadis US, an environmental... Read more of this article

Photos: BNT Annual Children’s Nature Walk

Photos: BNT Annual Children’s Nature Walk

More than 285 children, teachers, camp leaders and parents flocked to Spittal Pond this morning to learn about Bermuda’s environment and history through the Bermuda National Trust‘s annual Children’s Nature Walk, which was sponsored by Arch Re. Many of the schoolchildren had the added experience of seeing – often for the first... Read more of this article

Landscaping Firms Working On Railway Trail

Landscaping Firms Working On Railway Trail

The Ministry of the Environment said that six private landscaping firms, who bid through an open tendering process, have begun “grooming eight select areas of the Railway Trial.” Acting Parks Director Jonelle Christopher said, “Bermuda has endured some very strong hurricanes in the last several years. As a result, there is considerable... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton during the “lights out” period from... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Greenrock is reminding the public that today [March 24] is the final day for regular rates of Earth Hour registration. A spokesperson said, “Today is the last day for regular rates. If you sign up before midnight, registration will still be $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16. You will also still be able to access the special family rate... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

A project to restore Fort Cunningham and Paget Island is being spearheaded by the Mirrors Programme as part of their 10th year celebration activities, with the collaborative project involving Mirrors, Outward Bound, Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation, Department of Parks, the Bermuda National Museum, Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful... Read more of this article

Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship

Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship

Greenrock said they “welcome the decision by shipping firm BCL to invest in a more fuel-efficient cargo ship to replace the Oleander vessel,” adding that they “encourage them in working towards a green shipping focus.” Earlier this month the Bermuda Container Line [BCL] confirmed they signed a contract to have a new, custom,... Read more of this article

Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses

Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses

Greenrock said they note the “Government’s indication that it intends to shift towards a greener bus system” and “look forward to reviewing the RFP that Minister Gibbons announced; the RFP will be for electric, hybrid or Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] buses to replace the existing diesel based bus fleet.” “Greenrock does not support... Read more of this article

Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour

Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour

Greenrock provided details of this year’s Earth Hour Campaign, saying that the annual Earth Hour Celebrations will take place in Bermuda on Saturday, March 25th. “This year the event will be hosted at City Hall and the success of the initiative is largely due to the significant roles played by our partners BELCO, Corporation of Hamilton,... Read more of this article