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Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Beach Cleanup

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Beach Cleanup

Skyport has released the latest episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport, with this episode highlighting the beach cleanup. Speaking in the episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “As you may be aware, the property surrounding the LF Wade International Airport has a few beaches, and due to their location,... Read more of this article

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To BZS

Garden Club Of Bermuda Donates $10K To BZS

The Garden Club Of Bermuda has made a donation of $10,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] for their Trunk Island ‘Funding the Future’ project. A spokesperson said, “Trunk Island, a living classroom educating tomorrow’s environmentalists, is the aim of Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS]. “In order to achieve this goal, Trunk... Read more of this article

BEST Asks Community To Donate Change Jars

BEST Asks Community To Donate Change Jars

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched the ‘Change For BEST’ campaign, asking the community to donate their change jars at Gorham’s. The campaign poster says, “When next shopping at Gorham’s, please consider bringing in your change jar and donating it to BEST. For one week, BEST’s change... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘No Evidence This Information Is Accurate’

Govt: ‘No Evidence This Information Is Accurate’

Noting they “are aware of rumours circulating in the community about potentially dangerous bacteria in the water at Clearwater Beach,” Ministry of Health said “there is no evidence this information is accurate” A spokesperson said, “We are aware of rumours circulating in the community about ‘potentially dangerous bacteria... Read more of this article

Reminder On Overhanging Trees & Hedges

Reminder On Overhanging Trees & Hedges

The Ministry of Public Works said they “would like to remind the public that trimming back overhanging trees and hedges from private property to prevent vegetation from projecting into the roadways or sidewalks is the property owner’s responsibility.” “Overhanging trees and hedges can cause safety hazards to road users including... Read more of this article

$450K For BIOS Fish Biodiversity Research

$450K For BIOS Fish Biodiversity Research

Marking World Environment Day, the U.K. Government has announced over £8 million for projects in Overseas Territories, including £316,829 [$449,249] for the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to “assess the mobile fish biodiversity for Bermuda’s deep seas.” In an online post, Government House said, “On World Environment Day 2021... Read more of this article

Student Launches Clean Up Doughnut Challenge

Student Launches Clean Up Doughnut Challenge

Student Isis Tucker recently teamed up with Keep Bermuda Beautiful to launch a cleanup effort  — called the ‘Doughnut Challenge’ –  in which the school class that collected the most trash won a doughnut party. A spokesperson said, “Isis Tucker, a Year 8 Saltus student, approached Keep Bermuda Beautiful with the idea... Read more of this article

Waterstart & Saltus Announce Islands Program

Waterstart & Saltus Announce Islands Program

Waterstart Ltd. and Saltus Grammar School have announced the Sustainable Islands Program, with the program offering students “experiential learning opportunities at Burt Island and Saltus Island in Hamilton Harbour.” A spokesperson said, “Waterstart Ltd. and Saltus announce Sustainable Islands Program, establishing Waterstart’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Zoological Society To Hold Shark Week

Bermuda Zoological Society To Hold Shark Week

As part of the World Ocean Day celebration, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] will be hosting the “Shark Week” virtually from June 7th-11th. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] invites you to join them for Shark Week, a week of JAWsome virtual presentations on the world’s top ocean predators! From June 7th-11th,... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Joins Regional Energy Meeting

Minister Roban Joins Regional Energy Meeting

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban joined key regional stakeholders at a meeting “to introduce a plan to galvanize the region in overcoming the barriers it faces toward a resilient, greener, and lower-cost energy future. ” A Government spokesperson said, “On Thursday, [May 27, 2021], Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban,... Read more of this article

250 Volunteers Join KBB Great Big Cleanup

250 Volunteers Join KBB Great Big Cleanup

250 volunteers took part in the annual Great Big Cleanup event hosted by Keep Bermuda Beautiful over the past weekend. A spokesperson said, “Over the past weekend 250 volunteers joined Keep Bermuda Beautiful at 56 locations islandwide for their annual Great Big Cleanup event. Tonnes of litter were removed from the Island’s roadsides, parks,... Read more of this article

Southlands Community Gardens Launched

Southlands Community Gardens Launched

The newest community garden at Southlands Park has been launched and “there are also several new sites on the horizon as we identify areas in other parishes and work to achieve our goal of a community garden in every parish,” Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch said. Speaking earlier today, the Minister said, “Good Afternoon.... Read more of this article

New Solar System Installed At Family Centre

New Solar System Installed At Family Centre

BE Solar partnered with Aeolus Capital Management to install a solar system for the Family Centre headquarters in Pembroke, and they noted that the solar system “will help the charity save over $4,800 each year by relying less on fossil fuel electricity.” A BE Solar spokesperson said, “Local solar company, BE Solar, has partnered with... Read more of this article