Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) and Bermuda College have kicked off a new season of exciting topics for their Eco Lunch & Learn Series II. The series runs on the last Thursday of each month for September, October and November 2019, resuming in February, March and April of 2020.

This second series promises to be filled with important and interesting information that will inspire and encourage ongoing discussion on Bermuda’s environmental issues.

The first lecture in the series was held in September and featured a presentation by the Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter H Roban, JP MP, who offered insight into Government’s environmental policies and position on sustainability as well as the PLP’s ideas, as laid out in their platform, such as renewable energy, mandatory recycling and reducing single-use plastics. The well-attended lecture saw a lively discussion following the presentation with many pleased to hear about the Government’s promise to take action through programmes introduced as early as 2020.

On Thursday, October 31st, Chris Faria will be delivering a presentation on ‘Healthy Soil, Healthy People, Healthy Community’. Chris will elaborate on a method known as Grow Biointensive. Biointensive is a method of growing as much organic food as possible in the smallest amount of space. The method was designed to provide food security for those who practice it, while continually building and developing the soil and conserving natural resources.

If you are concerned about climate change, the quality of your food and food security for our small island nation and want to do something, but are not sure what to do about these issues, we urge you come to this presentation. The lectures are FREE and no registration is required. Bring your lunch and join in a lively discussion on possible solutions.

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