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BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

The Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise visited Bermuda last month to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and the UN High Seas Treaty. A spokesperson said, “Last month, in May, the Greenpeace International ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was in Bermuda as part of a global tour to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and to call for countries to urgently... Read more of this article

BEST On Government Environmental Stance

BEST On Government Environmental Stance

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] says that “Government’s stance on the environment seems to be that it is more of a nuisance to be managed, rather than a precious resource to be stewarded.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is at a crossroads when it comes to protecting our environment for our future... Read more of this article

Eco Lunch & Learn On Solar Energy

Eco Lunch & Learn On Solar Energy

BEST and Bermuda College are set to host their last Eco Lunch & Learn session on April 25, featuring Nick Hutchings discussing the advantages of solar energy for Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “BEST [Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce] and Bermuda College are pleased to invite the community to attend their final Eco Lunch &... Read more of this article

SDO Petition To Be Presented On Friday

SDO Petition To Be Presented On Friday

[Updated] BEST is inviting people to “present the people’s petition against the 2023 SDO for Fairmont Southampton” on Friday morning. Update 3.10pm: A spokesperson said, “The Fairmont Southampton SDO Protest will now just be taking place at 10:30AM on Friday, April 28th at The Cabinet Office. We hope this will make it easier for people... Read more of this article

Column: BEST Express Concerns About SDO

Column: BEST Express Concerns About SDO

[Opinion column written by BEST's Kim Smith] Bermuda is a unique and beautiful island. That’s one of the reasons why we love living here and that’s why people are prepared to pay so much money to come here on holiday. Six storey concrete blocks on top of hills with other blocks all across the area and surrounding the hotel are not beautiful, nor... Read more of this article

BEST & BEU Pay Tribute To Stuart Hayward

BEST & BEU Pay Tribute To Stuart Hayward

[Updated] “Bermuda has lost an exceptional champion for our environment with the passing of Stuart Hayward,” Chair of Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Gail Miller said. “His passion and energy raised awareness among residents of Bermuda on environmental concerns, decisions and impactful issues. Stuart ‘talked... Read more of this article

Eco Lunch & Learn On Botanical Gardens

Eco Lunch & Learn On Botanical Gardens

On Thursday [Nov 18], guest speaker Danny R. M. Simmons will outline his plans to revitalise the Botanical Gardens and “restore it to its former, glorious state.” A BEST spokesperson said, “Saved in 2006 from the new hospital development, today Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens has sadly fallen into a state of neglect. Although the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Entomologist Claire Jessey To Speak On Ants

Entomologist Claire Jessey To Speak On Ants

The Eco Lunch & Learn series — a collaboration between Bermuda College and BEST — will hold the first presentation of the third series on October 28th with entomologist Claire Jessey set to speak on ants. A spokesperson said, “The popular Eco Lunch & Learn series, a collaboration between Bermuda College and BEST [Bermuda Environmental... Read more of this article

Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Update

Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Update

Following a year of “introspection and strategic planning in 2020,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “emerged revitalised, refocussed and with a determined commitment to ‘greater collaboration for greater impact’. A spokesperson said, “In March 2021, BEST brought Bermuda’s environmental... Read more of this article

BEST Opposes Amendments To Planning Act

BEST Opposes Amendments To Planning Act

“BEST urges the public to take a stand and make their voices heard regarding these Amendments to the Planning Act,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Taskforce, [BEST], is extremely concerned about the Amendments to the Planning Act tabled in Parliament last week. Under... 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

BEST Urges Community To Protect The Ocean

BEST Urges Community To Protect The Ocean

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign which urges the community to protect the ocean by reducing carbon footprint, flying less, eating less meat, supporting renewable energy, buying only local or imported fish that is sustainably sourced, and avoiding single-use plastics. The campaign poster says, “As humankind... Read more of this article

BEST Applauds Minister Roban’s Statement

BEST Applauds Minister Roban’s Statement

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said they applaud Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban’s statement regarding the elimination of single-use plastics in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] applauds the Minister of Home Affairs, The Hon. Walter Roban’s statement in the House... 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

BEST Unveils “A New Strategy For The Future”

BEST Unveils “A New Strategy For The Future”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has unveiled a new strategy to “guide their ongoing work of ensuring the protection, conservation, and preservation of Bermuda’s natural environment.” A spokesperson said, “One of the island’s leading nonprofit environmental organisations, BEST is pleased to announce a new... Read more of this article

BEST On Slowing Down Global Warming

BEST On Slowing Down Global Warming

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is advising the community to “do our part as a global citizen to slow down global warming.” A BEST flyer says, “Paulette and Teddy would make terrible dinner guests! They were uninvited, ran off their mouths, and left a huge mess. Do we want more like them to come to Bermuda? “Hurricanes... Read more of this article