Excerpts from the Opposition "Reply to the Budget Speech"

Invest in the Green Economy (p.23)

Mr. Speaker, the next PLP government will take the lead in investing in the Green Economy by outfitting government buildings with renewable energy generation technologies. We will convert the government fleet of light vehicles to hybrid and electric vehicles. Additionally, we will make recycling mandatory, which will lower the cost of shipping to Bermuda as we could export our recycled waste, which means more export traffic for our ships and lower overall shipping costs for consumers.

Our Green Building Forum and Energy Advocacy educates businesses, the public and the Government about energy efficiency and the importance of renewable energy. We have participated in and advocated for hybrid and electric vehicles since 2007, and have been supporting more reuse and recycling since we were first established.

Investing in Domestic Food Production (p.24)

Mr. Speaker, the next PLP government will lease the many acres of arable government land that is currently not being used to boost domestic food production. Additionally, we would promote and develop community gardens that can assist in meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our community.

Our Healthy Harvest initiative established community gardens around the island, and our Eco-Schools continue to plant gardens and educate children about the importance of locally grown food

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