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Column: Creative Development & Conservation

Column: Creative Development & Conservation

[Opinion column by BEST] 2018 is a pivotal year in terms of our aspirations for land use in Bermuda. Every 10 years or so, the Bermuda Government, led by the Department of Planning, undertake a review of the Bermuda Plan that “provides for the land use and development requirements of the Island”. The island’s sixth development plan will essentially... Read more of this article

BEST “Concerned” About Handling Of Proposal

BEST “Concerned” About Handling Of Proposal

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are ”very concerned about the handling of the proposal to run ATV tours in the west end,” adding that the Island’s railway trails and parks “are for the peaceful enjoyment of all of us.” Their statement follows after Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David... Read more of this article

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

BEST Loses Court Appeal About Caroline Bay

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] was not successful in their court appeal regarding the Caroline Bay development, with the organisation attempting to object to a roadway on what they said was a “precious agricultural plot.” A BEST spokesperson said, “BEST has, for the first time, not been successful in an appeal... Read more of this article

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

Residents Visit The Proposed ATV Tours Route

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] recently hosted a walk around the proposed ATV tours route through Hog Bay Park in the west end, and have also reminded people that the deadline for submitting feedback is today [Nov 14]. “Up to 100 concerned citizens showed up throughout the afternoon, ranging in ages from 2 to 88 years... Read more of this article

BEST Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary

BEST Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of “its vital work as campaigner for the environment for the protection of Bermuda’s limited and diminishing conservation zones.” A spokesperson said, “In 2006, a small group of people banded together to save Bermuda’s Botanical... Read more of this article

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they noted “two nuggets of environmental treasure” in the 2017 Throne Speech that they thought were worth highlighting and responding to. A BEST spokesperson said, “While reviewing the 2017 Throne Speech, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] noted two nuggets... Read more of this article

‘Attraction Is Bermuda’s Natural Environment’

‘Attraction Is Bermuda’s Natural Environment’

Noting the intentions of the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] to “breathe life back into Bermuda’s tourism product and include a push for increased entrepreneurial activity,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has urged the BTA, BEDC and entrepreneurs to recall... Read more of this article

BEST Congratulates Bermuda’s IB Success

BEST Congratulates Bermuda’s IB Success

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is congratulating all of the Bermuda High School [BHS] and other 2017 International Baccalaureate [IB] success stories. President & Chief Advocacy Officer of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward said, “The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce... Read more of this article

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Greenrock said they are “concerned about the creeping commercialisation of areas outside of the five beaches plan of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” “Under the existing plan only five beaches are designated for development and concessions – Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

BEST: ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ With Turtle Relocation

BEST: ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ With Turtle Relocation

[Updated] “The planned temporary relocating of turtles — certainly with the turtles’ interest at heart — from the America’s Cup main racecourse, poses a number of environmental and ethical dilemmas,” BEST said today. It was previously announced that in “anticipation of intense boating activity in the Great Sound,” the America’s... 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

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