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BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

On November 19th, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] hosted a screening of the film ‘A Life on Our Planet’ – presented by Sir David Attenborough, for Bermuda’s school administrators, government officials and environmental advocates. A spokesperson said, “The presentation of this documentary supports BUEI’s mission to... Read more of this article

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG Aims To Be Net-Zero Carbon By 2030

KPMG has announced its intention to “become a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and communities.” A spokesperson said, “To underpin this goal, the global organisation has signed up to a series of new... Read more of this article

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Parrotfish

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Parrotfish

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is investigating a recent incident involving protected parrotfish at the east end of the island. A Government spokesperson said, “Parrotfish have been legally protected since 1993 and it is an offence under the Fisheries Act 1972 to take, kill and/or sell parrotfish, with a penalty of up to... Read more of this article

BOT Island Focusing On Marine Protection

BOT Island Focusing On Marine Protection

Tristan da Cunha – an island British Overseas Territory [BOT] like Bermuda – has become “one of the world’s biggest sanctuaries for life above and below the waves thanks to an international partnership that is supporting the local community and protecting nature” as “almost 700,000 square kilometers of its waters will... Read more of this article

‘We Are Exporting Millions To Pay For Oil’

‘We Are Exporting Millions To Pay For Oil’

We are “exporting hundreds of millions of dollars” to pay for oil and “we want to keep as much of that money on our island,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that “energy independence is actually profitable for Bermuda if we care to embrace it.”Speaking during a recent BNV interview, Minister Roban... Read more of this article

Minister: Solar Panel Plans For Govt Buildings

Minister: Solar Panel Plans For Govt Buildings

Alternative Energy Systems [AES] were the successful bidder for the roof top solar PV system, with a price of $2,880,599 for all four buildings; the General Post Office, Government Administration, Public Transportation and TCD, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking the House of Assembly today [Nov 13], the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

‘Marine Life Don’t Need PPE Plastic Pollution’

‘Marine Life Don’t Need PPE Plastic Pollution’

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign highlighting personal protective equipment [PPE] pollution, urging the community to use reusable/washable masks when possible and properly dispose of single use masks. The campaign poster says, “Fish, turtles, and other marine life don’t need PPE plastic pollution. Yet... Read more of this article

Groups Concerned About 5G Advisory Panel

Groups Concerned About 5G Advisory Panel

Greenrock and the Bermuda Advocates for Safe Technology [BAST] group expressed concern over the advisory panel selected to make recommendations on 5G technology to the Regulatory Authority [RA], saying there is a “lack of representation from several key areas, including health and environment.” A spokesperson said, “We have reviewed the... Read more of this article

‘Green Initiatives’ For City’s Wastewater

‘Green Initiatives’ For City’s Wastewater

The City of Hamilton said they have “started a number of green initiatives to improve the performance of the Hamilton wastewater network, with a goal to reduce pumping energy expenditures within the system.” A spokesperson said, “The current system is comprised of sixteen large wastewater pumps, the energy costs of which can easily fall... Read more of this article

Video: Greenpeace Visits The Sargasso Sea

Video: Greenpeace Visits The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace launched an expedition from Bermuda to the Sargasso Sea in August of last year to “study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.” The Greenpeace ship Esperanza departed from Penno’s... Read more of this article

Environmental & Health Groups On 5G

Environmental & Health Groups On 5G

Greenrock, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, Ocean Rock Wellness, Bermuda Advocates for Safe Technology, and Dr. David Wingate are all joining together to “bring awareness to concerns regarding the potential deployment of 5G technology in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “In response to increased community concern,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Minister On Community Gardens

Photos/Video: Minister On Community Gardens

The Parks Department recently completed a community garden at the top of Corkscrew Hill, they are prepping a community garden in Southlands Park, and several new sites are on the horizon as the Government works to achieve the “goal of a community garden in every parish.” This was from Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch who was... Read more of this article

Phoenix Rugby Team Volunteer To Support KBB

Phoenix Rugby Team Volunteer To Support KBB

Players and staff of the Phoenix World Tens Series team used their down time on Thursday morning to volunteer for the Keep Bermuda Beautiful charity. Head Coach Braam van Straaten and his playing squad collected cans and bottles for recycling and other pieces of trash along the railway walk as a way of showing their support to the Keep Bermuda Beautiful... Read more of this article