The Schools Programme Manager is responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of Greenrock programmes in Bermuda's schools, the largest of which is the internationally recognized Eco-schools Programme.
On Monday, March 21st, Minister of Economic Development, Dr Grant Gibbons, tabled a report in Parliament titled "Viability of Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] in Bermuda".
The report sought to answer the question of whether LNG is preferable to the current heavy oil/diesel mix used by BELCO for electricity generation in Bermuda. Not surprisingly, the report's authors answer with a resounding 'yes'.
Greenrock believes that while LNG may be preferable to heavy fuel oil, it is not, contrary to the Minister's statement, "the best solution for Bermuda".
There can be no denying that the charity sector, of which Greenrock is a member, continues to experience challenging times, as has largely been the case since the 2008 Economic Crisis. Despite these challenges, Greenrock has expanded our programmes in schools and continued to engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda.
West Pembroke was awarded their Green Flag accreditation this morning (Friday) in a full school assembly.
Eco-Schools Programme Manager, Abbie Caldas, presented the award and reminded students and staff that this is just the beginning of a longer journey towards sustainability.
It is not a subject or one-off project, but a commitment to changing their mindset for the benefit of all. The award is the result of a two year effort to reduce the waste generated at the school and the energy consumed.
Greenrock has celebrated Earth Hour every year since 2008 - the event itself originating from a 2007 event in Sydney, Australia - and 2016 will be no exception!
The official launch of Earth Hour 2016 (Bermuda) was held on Tuesday, February 23rd, with a press conference at City Hall, attended by a number of our key partners for this event, including the Corporation of Hamilton, the Government, BELCO, WEDCO, the Chamber of Commerce and the hosts of this years event, Waterfront Properties.