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BEST Bulletin – November 2021

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Environmental groups are wary about offshore fishing plans

The Government must conduct a robust public consultation before the development of a sustainable offshore fishing industry, a conservation action group has said. Plans to create a marine protected area that prohibits fishing – as well as a fishery – […]

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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 […]

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Beyond Plastic Bermuda Webinar On Nov 16

Beyond Plastic Bermuda will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday [Nov 16] from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about Government’s intended ban on single-use plastic. Hear from the […]

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Best advice on climate change

In a recent update on the work done by the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, we expressed significant concern about the undeniable acceleration of the effects of climate change. It is encouraging to hear the Government’s insistence that there are a […]

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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 […]

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BEST Bulletin October 2021

The Eco Lunch & Learn Series Returns! Join us for a free presentation on ‘Ants! Who’s in Control?’ by Claire Jessey, the Plant Protection Officer and Government Entomologist in the Plant Protection Section of the Bermuda Department of Environment and […]

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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 […]

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Environment groups team up to tackle plastic waste

An environmental campaign group has backed Government’s drive to rid the island of single-use plastics – but has acknowledged that the initiative “may be challenging”. In a statement released today the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) said that it had teamed up […]

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