Our Mission

Our Mission

To engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda.
Our Vision

Our Vision

To promote education and awareness of our choices and to encourage respect for the environment in people of all ages.
Why Greenrock?

Why Greenrock?

Greenrock believes that if we act together, today living sustainably will benefit today’s and future generations.

Welcome to GREENROCK


Greenrock is working to empower individuals and companies to do their part in making Bermuda socially, economically and environmentally more sustainable.

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It's not easy being green!

We all create carbon as we consume. This is in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas that causes the earth to be warmed by insulating it. The amount of carbon we each produce is called our carbon footprint. Almost everything we use, from electricity to clothes to cars, involves the burning of fossil fuels in its production and has therefore created CO2 pollution.

Back to School

My mother used to dread the back-to-school season. She heralded it as the biggest waste of time and money of the year. Of course her kids agreed wholeheartedly, but that never stopped her from sending us!

Kids playing in a fountainGreen Kids: Summer Fun

By Rowan Hallett

As every parent knows, kids see the long and lazy days of summer as their reward for 10 gruelling months of classes, homework and tests. But as the holidays draw to an end, it’s easy to run out of ideas for entertainment. Here are a few suggestions to keep your kids active and interested and get their brains back into gear ready for the new school year.

Reclaimed anchorThe Green Geppetto

By Amy Harvey

A love of wood and crafting it into functional works of art has driven Douglas Sutherland to create a magical home. What is even more magical about this story is that almost everything in his apartment has been built using recycled wood from pallets or reclaimed from derelict boats. The only real exceptions are the drywall and a few longer pieces of wood, which he had to buy new and use to fill in parts of the flooring.

 

Upon entering Douglas’ one-of-a-kind design, visitors feel as if they have embarked on a sailing adventure. The entire project was inspired by his love of the nautical. He has been meticulous in every detail of the design, incorporating the theme within every room. This can be seen from the anchor in the kitchen, salvaged from a boat wrecked by Hurricane Fabian, to the appropriately named bathroom, which is better known as ‘the head’.

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Solar power is finally being welcomed into Bermuda, and onto a rooftop near you. Living in one of the world’s sunniest countries means solar is an ideal choice for Bermudians. With our high cost of electricity, we can repay our investment within 10 to 15 years, and we can expect low cost or virtually free electricity for at least another 10 to 15 years with an average system.

The Department of Energy has cleared the way for the solar industry with removal of duty on solar systems (panels, inverters and other component parts) whether you are talking photovoltaic energy or thermal hot water. They have also announced a solar panel initiative in which those installing panels receive a payment from the Government based on the wattage of system installed. There are several companies with experienced installers at work on the island.

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About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org