The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works have advised the public of the upcoming delivery of the 2014 Garbage and Recycling Schedule.

brown widow spiderWinter edition of Envirotalk from the Ministry of Health and Enviroment.

Widow Spider identification, Citrus Leaf Miner updates, butterflies, Winter planting schedule and more.

no thanks 197x154Residents could wind up being charged 25 cents for every plastic bag they use, if the environmental group Greenrock has its way.

Similar initiatives have proven successful around the world at reducing plastic litter, Greenrock president Judith Landsberg said.

Illegal dumping on Bermuda's Railway TrailFollowing complaints from Marsh Folly workers of illegal dumping at the facility, Government has issued a reminder that the offence now carries a $10,000 fine.

The Department of Waste Management is also installing cameras to watch "dumping hot spots around Bermuda" and catch offenders, according to a spokeswoman.

thumb kbblogoMore than three tons of trash have been found on Bermuda’s shorelines by volunteers for Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s annual Marine Clean-Up.

The 454 volunteers dispersed across 32 different locations and were asked to be ‘citizen scientists’ for the day by logging each type of litter they found.

earth-globe-green-genericThe Bermuda National Trust is inviting all students to participate in the 2014 Earth Day Student Video Competition to showcase your creativity, innovation, and commitment to our natural and cultural heritage, as well as to the future of the planet.

Blue HaloThe Sustainable Development Department will host a panel discussion on a proposed marine reserve later this month.

The proposal, called the "Bermuda Blue Halo" by supporters, could cover a massive portion of Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

3-wheeled-carVisitors might be able to rent out three-wheeled city cars and covered trikes instead of hiring mopeds when they stay in Bermuda in the future.

Officials remain tight-lipped about exactly which 'alternative rental vehicles' might be used here. But the Bermuda Sun understands Government has received proposals from entrepreneurs looking to bring in two and three-wheeled, eco-friendly and battery operated vehicles, such as those shown here.

illegal dumpingCrisis point is reached as abandoned cars and other garbage are left behind

CCTV cameras will be installed around the waste facility next to the airport to tackle a new wave of illegal dumping.

The brazen fly tipping over the last few weeks has seen burned out cars, construction materials, air conditioning units and furniture simply abandoned at the entrance to the Government-run dump in the long term car park.

Judith LandsbergJudith Landsberg, who is stepping down as president of Greenrock, the environmental charity will continue her commitment to green issues on the other side of the world.

The environmentalist who is currently pursuing a Master's degree in environmental leadership courtesy of Duke University, is returning to her native Australia with her family.

tuckerspointTime is running out for eco-friendly businesses to enter this year's Green Workplace Awards.

The third annual Greenrock competition will reward firms that go the extra mile for the sake of the environment.

For the past two years Greenrock has celebrated companies who have made changes in the office to promote sustainability.

The deadline for entries is October 15, final submissions are due December 1.

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

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