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Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College are getting set to hold the third presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, November 29, with Amaris Wharton to speak at the event. A spokesperson said, “Amaris Wharton, a laboratory technician in the Plant Protection Department at the Department... Read more of this article

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced that Weldon Wade and Sue Kahn will be the presenters for the second in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, October 25th. Well known environmentalist and community advocate, Weldon Wade, of ‘Guardians of the Reef’ will be presenting along with... Read more of this article

BEST & Bermuda College Partner On Eco Series

BEST & Bermuda College Partner On Eco Series

BEST and Bermuda College will host a series of lectures aimed at providing discussion on environmental issues. A spokesperson said, “On the last Thursday of every month from September 2018 through April, 2019, BEST and Bermuda College will host a series of lectures aimed at providing discussion on the environmental issues affecting us today. Discussions... Read more of this article

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

BEST To Host ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is hosting a ‘Virtual March Against Monsanto’ with the environmental group saying that “while we may not have GMO crops in Bermuda, we import much of our food from the U.S. where they do have GMO crops.” “Living in Bermuda, we may not realise the extent... Read more of this article

Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

Petition Launched Over ATV Tour Proposal

BEST is asking anyone who hasn’t already objected to the ATV tour proposal to sign a petition sheet, which is available at a number of locations. A spokesperson said, “In November 2017, the Ministry of Public Works invited public comment on the proposal to permit All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the West End: along the Western railway trail and... Read more of this article

BEST: New Executive Director & Board Members

BEST: New Executive Director & Board Members

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has announced that Kim Smith has assumed the role of Executive Director at the beginning of this year, upon the retirement of long-serving Chief Advocacy Officer, Stuart Hayward. A spokesperson said, “Kim first met Stuart Hayward in 2007 when they worked together on the Southlands campaign... Read more of this article

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