BELCO COO, Denton Williams, announced the winners of the Earth Hour Creativity Competition.

eh_town_crierThe City of Hamilton Town Crier, Ed Christopher

During the event, a steady stream of people visited the City Markets and sustainable vendors such as Encon and Bermuda Engineering. The crowd enjoyed vibrant local entertainment including Chewstick, Riva and Kirtan chanting. Judith Landsberg, Greenrock President, presented the 2012 Green Workplace Awards to local businesses, and for the first time Greenrock and BTC hosted a 'Glow in the Dark' fun walk/run with 250 participants who were sent off at 8:30 pm by the Town Crier as the lights of Hamilton went out. More than 30 businesses around Hamilton participated by turning their lights out, leaving the streets of Hamilton unusually dim while the walkers went through with flashlights.

Our 'Glow in the Dark' fun walk/run attracted 250 participants, despite the rain!Judith Landsberg commented, "Greenrock was very happy to see even more people coming out to show their commitment to living more sustainably and to enjoy this vibrant community event. The evening was a great success and we were delighted to be part of a global event making a positive statement about climate change. We hope that the people who came leave with a renewed commitment to make the small changes in their lives that add up to big changes in our environmental footprint. Bermuda, as an island, is particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change and we will continue to raise awareness of these issues in every way we can."

 

The City of Hamilton

Before Earth Hour

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During Earth Hour

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City Hall / Front Street / Wellesley House

 

We would like to thank Earth Hour Council, the volunteers and the attendees for making the night such a success!

 

 

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the local media for their extensive coverage of Earth Hour 2013, including;

BERNEWS

For complete archive of Earth Hour articles on Bernews visit http://bernews.com/tag/earth-hour/

Royal Gazette

Bermuda Sun

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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Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
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