BEST & Bermuda College Partner On Eco Series

September 23, 2018

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 will also address what individual and collective solution-based actions we can take to make a difference.

“Raising awareness and generating discussion around Bermuda’s environmental issues means that we can explore options and choose the best solutions for any problem. With information comes knowledge and with knowledge comes empowerment which is what BEST and Bermuda College both strive to provide.”

Kim Smith, Executive Director of BEST explained, “Sharing information on environmental issues may be the best way to help individuals see the opportunities to participate and make a contribution.

“Collaboration is the very best way to develop and promote ideas and solutions that impact us collectively. Partnering with the College means that the exploration of real issues can be incubated and infused into Bermuda’s highest institution of learning.’

Amy Harvey, the Earth and Environmental Science lecturer at the Bermuda College added, ‘Partnering with BEST allows us to continue building our relationships with community partners while striving to become a hub for environmental education and awareness in Bermuda.”

“Bermuda College is an ideal meeting spot for the community to come and learn about environmental issues in a comfortable setting that is hassle free in terms of parking and access.

“It is very apt that we kick start this Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ Series with conversations around energy, climate change and solutions that everyone can implement. We look forward to showcasing and sharing Bermudian knowledge about environmental topics throughout the academic year with our community.”

BEST added, “The first presentation will take place from 1 – 2 pm on Thursday, September 27th, in Room H100 at the Bermuda College. Bermudian and energy columnist, Nick Hutchings, will speak on ‘Energy Conservation: A Matter of National Security’. As a small island nation the threat of climate change is very real, and not somebody else’s problem. Energy conservation is a great step towards combatting climate change.

“Bermuda College was awarded the green flag award as part of Greenrock’s Eco School initiative two years ago. Each year it tackles an environmental pathway having taken on waste, school grounds and healthy living in the past.”

Amy Harvey added, ‘This year we are excited to take on the energy pathway as this is a huge environmental concern that affects everybody both locally and globally. The impacts of irresponsible energy sources and use are happening in real time and cannot be ignored.’

“While the final line-up is being developed, future topics will include: food security, marine health and protection, farming and soil health, pesticide use in Bermuda, native and endemic plants and trees and conscious entrepreneurship.

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  1. Mr Thomas Keenan says:

    Well done Amy Harvey. Best wishes to you with this project.