Greenrock is very pleased to welcome Bonnie McGlynn as interim Executive Director. Bonnie has a wealth of experience to bring to this role, particularly in education. She is a former Principal of Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, a Founding member and on the Board of KATKIDS, and heads the Education Committee of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation.
Why does our island, with the perfect conditions for solar energy, generate less than 1% of its power from the sun? The answer spans our current Energy Policy, economic incentives, and inertia.
Our integrated electricity system belongs in the past - it hasn’t really changed for 30 or 40 years; and in the meantime, technology and the economics of alternative sources of power have changed dramatically. The Government is currently rewriting our Energy Policy: We need to make sure we will have an electricity system, supported by an energy policy, which looks to the future - which will be fit for purpose in 30 or 40 years time. The electricity system of the future values energy efficiency over generating power, it is democratic so that the utility and the community contribute equally, it reinvests in the island, and ultimately, it is sustainable in the sense that we could live this way for decades and leave our great-grandchildren with resources for their lives.
Every child in every school in Bermuda learns that the way to live more sustainably is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". Except, apparently, in Bermuda. Sustainable living means efficient use of our resources for the long term, which makes the short term proposal by the Bermuda Government, to close our recycling plant because it is "not a money-making entity", perplexing to say the least.
February 18, 2015- (Hamilton, Bermuda) On March 28th, Greenrock will partner with Waterfront Properties Limited, to host the 7th Annual Celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda. For the sixth year running, the City of Hamilton will turn dark for one hour, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, in the hopes of sending a powerful message promoting a brighter future for our planet and its habitants, stressing the importance of living sustainably. The philosophy behind Earth Hour is that this singular mass movement will help to share further awareness and encourage action in protecting our ever-changing environment.