We look forward to reviewing these strategies once they are released, as well as engaging Government in conversations to ensure they are based on principles of sustainability. 

In anticipation of the Throne Speech Greenrock released its 'wish-list' a week earlier.Included in our wish-list were:

  • Beverage container deposit legislation;
  • Legislation for a bag levy;
  • A commitment to establishing a marine reserve, along the lines of Blue Halo, in advance of the 2017 America's Cup;
  • A ban on helium-filled Mylar balloons;
  • Legislation for regular measurement of Bermuda's greenhouse gas emissions, along with statutory targets for reducing such emissions and increasing use of renewable energy;
  • A more sustainable transport plan;
  • An amended Electricity Act 2015 incorporating Greenrock's submission for the consultation on this Act over the summer; and
  • A 20 year sustainable water strategy.

Of these wish-list items, only the 20 year sustainable water strategy, and the tabling of the the Electricity Act 2015 proved to be contained within the Throne Speech. There was a commitment to move ahead with fuel regulation (with an emphasis on reducing Bermuda's greenhouse gas emissions) which Greenrock welcomes, and we look forward to reviewing the actual legislation in question.

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