lawn_mowerA Reel Mower Is a Quiet, Emissions-free Way to get a Workout from your Yard Work—Among Other Benefits

I bought a reel mower a couple summers back to reduce pollution, both the air and the noise kind. We have a bona fide suburban yard—it's modest in size if your frame of reference is farmlands or mansion lots; in a city, it would be a park. It's all relative, but few would qualify it as too small to justify a power lawn mower.

Green_wrap_ideas‘Tis the season for living rooms around the country to be covered in a sea of crumpled paper and tossed-aside bows. Yup, wrapping paper from holiday gifts is largely to blame for a 25 percent spike in curbside trash volume between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the EPA. (And if Grandpa’s just tossing everything into the fireplace, that’s even more harmful. Many inks and foils contain chemicals that are toxic when burned.)

sdr_tipsThe Sustainable Development Roundtable (SDRT) has developed an Economic Toolkit for those that are recently unemployed and under employed.

Click pdf here to view or download (PDF).

giftwrappedappliancessmMany appliances and vehicles last for over a decade, so when you purchase a new model you are committing to many years of energy expenditure.

water_filter_jugAmericans have a growing taste for water. Many are installing home water filters for a variety of reasons: wanting to improve the taste of their tap water, a desire to reduce consumption of bottled water and health concerns. Although drinking water in the vast majority of homes meets the Environmental Protection Agency's standards for quality, some consumers use point-of-use water filtration systems to help reduce certain contaminants. Most typically, carbon filters are installed on faucets or used in pitchers or bottles.

solar_panel_bermudaThe basic questions answered > When, Why and How Much !?

There are now about 20 customers reducing their monthly electricity bill and helping reduce their carbon footprint by selling power back to BELCO. Here are the answers to the top questions we at Greenrock are asked.

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You have probably seen the numbers with the chasing arrows on plastic products. The number is the resin code which indicates what type of plastic the product is made of. Some people think it is a recycling code, but actually it is not. The American Plastic Council decided to use the chasing arrows symbol ---- why?

bottledwaterIt's easy to think about all the big changes you're going to make in the New Year as the old year comes to an end -- but by the second week of January, most of us are already finding reasons to skip the gym or break the spending freeze. That's why we've come up with ten green New Year's resolutions so easy you'll have no excuse not to keep them...

stealth_toiletWe all know that water conservation is important.

Water is our most precious natural resource and yet we flush it down the toilet on a daily basis, literally.

Why in this age of instant communication and high-tech gadgetry can't we develop tools to conserve our most basic requirement for life?

christmasIt's that time of year again...and amongst all the holiday hustle and bustle, we've collected 10 of our favourite tips and ideas, courtesy of The Telegraph, to consider for a very Merry and Green Christmas in 2010.

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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Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
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