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Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Two science students have calculated that their school has made huge strides in helping the environment by installing solar panels. About 18 months ago Saltus Grammar School erected a solar system on one of its roofs and students Maximo Deiros, aged 14, and Themika Thennakoon, aged 13, said they have calculated the 97,000 kWh generated is the equivalent... Read more of this article

Students Raise Funds For Purchase Of Seabin

Students Raise Funds For Purchase Of Seabin

A group of Somersfield Academy M3 students today presented cheques to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] and Greenrock to fund the purchase and monitoring of a V5 Hybrid Seabin to be installed at RBYC later this summer. Kieran Kimberley, Thibaut Stefani, and Liam Greenlaw undertook to raise funds for the purchase of Bermuda’s third Seabin for a school... Read more of this article

KBB Issues Last Call For “Trashy” Artwork

KBB Issues Last Call For “Trashy” Artwork

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] is calling for the public to submit pieces of artwork composed of plastics found on Bermuda’s beaches. KBB’s annual Trash Art Show, entitled A Drop in the Ocean, will be displayed at the Bermuda Society of Arts in the Edinburgh Gallery and Studio A from June 29 through to July 24 and is open to the public. The show... Read more of this article

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

Photos: Spectacular Colours Of Summer Flowers

[Written by Jeff Sousa] As we all drive around Bermuda, we are taken aback by the spectacular colours of all the summer flowers. Right now, our Island is at its peak colour-wise, and it truly is the most beautiful time of the year. Our vegetation hasn’t looked this magnificent in four years. Ever since we received back to back hurricanes with Hurricane... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... Read more of this article

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

Matt Carr To Paddle Around Entire Island

This weekend, in honour of World Ocean’s Day, Matt Carr will stand-up paddle around Bermuda to raise awareness about plastic pollution, with the public asked to support him by donating to Greenrock. Mr. Carr said, “The 40 mile circumnavigation will take around 12 hours to complete, and, as a glutton for punishment, I plan to do this without... Read more of this article

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

The solar farm at the airport finger is expected to begin construction in the late summer or early fall and it should be operational in the first quarter of 2019, according to Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Roban said, “Monday, June 4 was an historic day for Bermuda,... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day Celebrated In Bermuda

World Oceans Day Celebrated In Bermuda

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has lined up several events set to take place from June 7 to June 9. KBB’s Executive Director Anne Hyde said, “We have so much going on that we couldn’t fit it all into June 8 which is the official World Oceans Day, so the events are scheduled for the next three days.” Also included... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day Aims To Reduce Plastics

World Oceans Day Aims To Reduce Plastics

Today [June 8] is World Oceans Day, and the theme for this year is the prevention of plastic pollution to encourage healthy oceans, with the Bermuda Zoological Society asking its members and the entire community to help prevent plastic pollution. According to the World Oceans Day organization, “Plastic pollution poses a threat to human health, kills... Read more of this article

Column: Tips On Reducing Plastic Consumption

Column: Tips On Reducing Plastic Consumption

[Opinion column written by Greenrock’s Executive Director Jonathan Starling] Greenrock would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy World Environment Day! World Environment Day has been marked by the United Nations on June 5th since 1974, with the aim to promote worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Every... Read more of this article

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Video: Shark Makes ‘Visit’ To Shelly Bay Beach

Yet another video of a shark has gone viral, this time with footage appearing to show the shark coming in close to shore at Shelly Bay Beach. This latest shark sighting comes following a number of others, with local expert Choy Aming previously saying that he is “almost positive that the same hammerhead is being spotted repeatedly,” going... Read more of this article

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources [DENR] today [May 31] confirmed that a total of 25 ‘Abandoned and Derelict Vessels’ [ADVs] have been recovered from our shorelines and disposed of at the Airport Waste Management Facility in recent months. A spokesperson said, “This represents approximately one third of the total ADVs... Read more of this article

Devil’s Isle Paddlefest & Plastic Free Weekend

Devil’s Isle Paddlefest & Plastic Free Weekend

Plastic Tides will host its #BYOBottle Paddle Fest event for the third year, on Sunday, June 3, kicking off Bermuda’s annual plastic free weekend. “Taking place at Snorkel Park, Dockyard, the Paddle Fest will raise awareness of the detrimental impact plastic is having on our ocean beds and ocean life, through a series of fun water-based activities... Read more of this article