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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

BEST Aiming For ‘Sustainable Financial Pathway’

BEST Aiming For ‘Sustainable Financial Pathway’

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are “very grateful to those residents who responded so quickly to their appeal for financial support,” as the “investments made will allow BEST to continue critical services while they work on a sustainable financial pathway.” BEST President Stuart Hayward... 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

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

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

BEST Group Launch New Website & Logo Design

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] announced the official launch of their new website and new logo. “We are delighted to invite the community to visit the new website, www.best.org.bm, to access information, resources and progress on the latest issues affecting the physical environment, primarily, but also the social and... Read more of this article

BEST Comments On Cross Island Consultation

BEST Comments On Cross Island Consultation

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they “would like to applaud the Cross Island Committee on their outreach and consultation efforts seeking ideas for making best use of Cross Island, once the America’s Cup Event Village has vacated the area.” “We are also appreciative of the Committee for recognising... Read more of this article

$23,299 Raised In BEST 74th Birthday Campaign

$23,299 Raised In BEST 74th Birthday Campaign

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST]  has raised $23,299 to date towards its goal of $25,000 in support of Stuart Hayward’s 74th Birthday Campaign and his legacy of environmental advocacy in Bermuda. “62 BEST friends have assisted BEST in reaching its goal and with the campaign ending on June 10th, BEST is looking for 12... Read more of this article

BEST: Cross Island Suggestions Not Revealed

BEST: Cross Island Suggestions Not Revealed

Since WEDCo held its first public consultation meeting on the end-uses for the Cross Island landfill a list of the suggestions put forward has not been publicly revealed which “suggests that  WEDCo is setting itself up to repeat the mis-steps that resulted in the Supreme Court quashing their original application,” the Bermuda Environmental... Read more of this article

BEST: Stuart Hayward’s 74th Birthday Campaign

BEST: Stuart Hayward’s 74th Birthday Campaign

In order to mark Stuart Hayward’s 74th birthday, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a “74th Birthday Campaign.” BEST said, “Stuart Jackson Hayward was born in Bermuda on May 19th, 1942, the oldest child of school-teacher Mary Jackson Hayward and jazz pianist Lance Hayward. “For over... Read more of this article

BEST Launch Online Survey For Public Input

BEST Launch Online Survey For Public Input

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has just launched an online community survey to assist them in accessing their impact and services. They are inviting all residents to take a moment to respond to six research questions which will help them shape their focus and services for 2016 and beyond.Stuart Hayward, BEST’s Chief Advocacy... Read more of this article

BEST Applauds WEDCo’s Public Consultation

BEST Applauds WEDCo’s Public Consultation

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] wishes to applaud WEDCo on its announcement last week that it would consult with the public on the optimum use for the nine acres of new land being transformed from productive marine habitat to terrestrial uses at the South Basin [Cross Island] in Dockyard. BEST said, “This move on WEDCo’s... Read more of this article

CoH Praised For Efforts To Save Tamarind Tree

CoH Praised For Efforts To Save Tamarind Tree

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] have praised the Corporation of Hamilton for their “amazing efforts” to preserve the Tamarind tree in Hamilton, which was damaged by Hurricane Fay. BEST said said, “For those who have walked through or past Victoria Park in the last few months, you will have seen the Corporation... Read more of this article

BUZZ: Vision Where Herbicide Use Is Reduced

BUZZ: Vision Where Herbicide Use Is Reduced

BUZZ — a group within BEST — have urged the Minister to “take bold action in protecting our environment by developing a vision for a Bermuda where the use of chemical pesticides/herbicides/fungicides is dramatically reduced or even eliminated.” “The BUZZ is a group of Bermuda residents, who have been working since late... Read more of this article