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Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

The budget is “unsustainable and unimaginative” and there are “lost opportunities for positive returns in renewable energy and encouraging a shift to electric or hybrid private vehicles,” Greenrock said. The environmental group said, “From a Greenrock perspective there’s very little to comment on regarding Budget 2017... Read more of this article

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

As part of activities for Nutrition Month, the Department of Health is inviting the public to a free, five-session gardening workshop every Thursday evening in March. Participants will learn to grow fresh, nutritious food, which will help cut grocery bills. Mellonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist said, “We know that people know the importance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Butterflies Book Available Worldwide

Bermuda Butterflies Book Available Worldwide

Ras Mykkal, Bermudian photographer, dub poet and author, teamed up with award-winning graphic designer Stephan Johnstone to produce a book dedicated to the history, life cycle and illustration of Bermuda’s butterflies. Mr. Mykkal begin photographing the insects in 2006 and started working with Mr. Johnstone on the book in 2012.A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

The Ministry of the Environment said they expect a “dramatic increase in the amount of imported floral material in the run up to and during the America’s Cup event,” so wish to “remind all importers of floral materials that they must adhere to import regulations.” “With respect to all incoming plant material, importers... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students from the Harrington Sound Primary School spent three days and two nights at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], learning about the local marine environment and engaging in innovative lessons in real-world science. A spokesperson said, “Last month a group of 39 P6 [primary school level 6, or grade 5 in the U.S. school system]... Read more of this article

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s Kitchen is joining forces with the Bermuda National Trust to help improve the environment, with the eatery charging customers for shopping bags in an effort to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, and when customers do buy a bag, all the proceeds go to the Bermuda National Trust, which will use the funds to plant endemic trees. “Nonna’s... Read more of this article

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Greenrock is inviting Bermuda to celebrate Earth Hour this year on Saturday, March 25th, to highlight the global challenges of environmental sustainability. “You can participate by simply turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25th,” the environmental organisation said. “This action will partner... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

An “unscrupulous offender is regularly dumping large volumes of raw sewage in a public green space at the eastern end of the island” and “raw sewage may have been dumped overboard at a public dock,” the Ministry of Public Works said, prompting them to remind the public that the pollution of land is considered an offence. Saying... Read more of this article

This Year’s Ag Show To Be Held April 20, 21 & 22

This Year’s Ag Show To Be Held April 20, 21 & 22

This year’s Ag Show is set to take place at the Botanical Gardens on Thursday April 20th, Friday April 21st and Saturday April 22nd; with advance tickets for the event to go on sale this week. “The Executive of the Ag Show Bermuda Ltd have been very busy since the end of last year’s very successful Ag Show planning for this year’s... Read more of this article

BNT Nature Walk Postponed Due To Weather

BNT Nature Walk Postponed Due To Weather

Thee Children’s Nature Walk originally scheduled for tomorrow [Feb 16] has been postponed until March 30 due to forecasted inclement weather. A Bermuda National Trust spokesperson said, “It comes with great disappointment that we will have to postpone the Children’s Nature Walk organized for tomorrow to the 30th of March. “The weather... Read more of this article

Free ‘Before The Flood’ Film Screening On Friday

Free ‘Before The Flood’ Film Screening On Friday

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church is inviting the public to attend the screening of the award winning documentary Before the Flood on Friday [Feb 17], taking place at 7.00pm at St. Theresa’s Church Hall. This is the second film in the series on Environmental Justice, and admission is free. A spokeperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Olympian, Lionfish Expert & BIOS Supervisor

Olympian, Lionfish Expert & BIOS Supervisor

Those who have spent time around the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], participated in the annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament, or remember the Blue Halo initiative, have likely heard of Chris Flook. Known as “Flookie,” he was born and raised in Bermuda and has spent his life working to bring Bermuda’s marine environment to the forefront,... Read more of this article

Greenrock To Host ‘Living Green Expo’ In March

Greenrock To Host ‘Living Green Expo’ In March

As part of the Earth Hour Campaign in Bermuda, Greenrock will be hosting a Living Green Expo at City Hall on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. This event has been designed to connect local businesses in the green economy by providing them with a framework that encourages collaboration, sharing ideas, creating opportunities, and providing... Read more of this article