Fall 2012 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –
• Corey Eddy, a PhD Candidate of the University of Massachusetts, talks about the 14 species of shark found in Bermuda waters
• Department of Conservation Services Summer Student, Miguel Mejias, gives an overview of his work on tropicbird breeding success.
• Claire Jessey, Entomologist and Plant Protection Officer, continues to help us identify some of the more common citrus pests in the continuation of this two-part article.
• See the planting calendar to get a head start on what to plant this Fall.

Click pdf here to download.

EH_2012_event_photoOn Saturday night [Mar.31], Bermuda joined with over 130 countries in celebrating Earth Hour, which encourages people to turn off their lights to serve as a visual reminder on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.

EH_2009_Front_St_imageEach year, Greenrock and its partners in the Earth Hour Council aim to engage with as many local businesses and properties in Bermuda to participate in Earth Hour.

Our Business Participation Agreement outlines why this global event is important and asks everyone – from property owners, facilities managers, employees – to turn off all non-essential lights in the workplace for Earth Hour (31-Mar, 8:30 – 9:30 PM). 

PureNERGY__earthhour_imageVisitors to Greenrock's Earth Hour Expo 2012 on Saturday, March 31 are being offered a discount courtesy of PureNERGY!

Details are: select a PureNERGY solar-energy system for your home or business and get more than just a powerful solar system.

JudithGreenrock president Judith Landsberg calls herself an enthusiastic trier of green technology, even if it doesn't always go so well in its infancy.

Her electric pedal bike is her pride and joy, but the light-emitting diodes her family once installed in the den didn't actually produce enough light to read by, and the solar-powered shower produced cold water on a grey day.

EH2011_CityHall_smallThe City of Hamilton today announced, as part of the observance and celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday March 31, 2012, all non-essential lights in Hamilton will be turned off. Making the announcement was Mayor of Hamilton, Charles Gosling.

HealthyHarvest_volunteers_SLGround was broken this week on the first Healthy Harvest community garden and many more could follow throughout the Island as Greenrock uses the project to revive interest in local food production and consumption.

VegetarianSociety_logoThe Vegetarian Society of Bermuda produces seasonal newsletters (x4) each year, The Veggie Table, highlighting their local efforts, recipes, tips and other information about what it means -- and takes -- to be vegetarian in Bermuda.


The Ombudsman for Bermuda, Arlene Brock, has found that Government "acted unlawfully by failing to require an Environmental Impact Assessment [EIA] prior to sending the draft Tuckers Point Special Development Order [SDO] to the Legislature."

RG_image_BELCOA proposal by Belco to raise electricity rates was slashed by the Energy Commission.

The company had asked for base residential rates to be increased by 3.5 percent every year until 2014 the Commission approved an increase only for usage over 700 kWh this year.

The approved schedule does allow rate increases for small commercial and demand services in 2013.

RecyclingNeed help keeping track of your recycling days? Check out the 2012 Garbage and Recycling Calendarpdf which will be soon also be available on the Waste Management website, and will be mailed to each household and PO box in Bermuda.

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