2015 annual report pic2015 was a year of change for Greenrock, but we continued to develop and deliver quality programmes and projects.

There can be no denying that the charity sector, of which Greenrock is a member, continues to experience challenging times, as has largely been the case since the 2008 Economic Crisis. Despite these challenges, Greenrock has expanded our programmes in schools and continued to engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda.

+ Read more in our 2015 Annual Report

Eco-schools logoWest Pembroke was awarded their Green Flag accreditation this morning (Friday) in a full school assembly.

Eco-Schools Programme Manager, Abbie Caldas, presented the award and reminded students and staff that this is just the beginning of a longer journey towards sustainability.

It is not a subject or one-off project, but a commitment to changing their mindset for the benefit of all. The award is the result of a two year effort to reduce the waste generated at the school and the energy consumed.

United For Climate ActionDecember 12th saw the historic Paris Agreement as the conclusion of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).

The Paris Agreement commits the signatories to the following:

A) Holding the increase in the global coverage temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

Greenrock's 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15th, starting at 6:30PM.

The proposed agenda and location will be confirmed shortly.

While the AGM is open to all of our supporters to attend, we encourage you to join up as an individual member in advance of the meeting!

eco-schools-logo1Students, teachers and the Eco-Schools team are geared up for the new year with green graffiti, secret water, a resource fair, and at least one new Green Flag in the line up. Last term we were inspired to welcome 5 new schools into the programme, engaging a total of 15 schools with a reach of almost 5,000 people. Members of these school communities are now connected with over 15 million students from 57 countries. 

favicon copyFriends of Greenrock,

As we prepare for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (March 15th, details will follow shortly), we would like invite any persons with an interest in joining the Greenrock Board of Directors to get in touch.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information prior to 1 March (the sooner the better). We are standing-by to provide more information and discuss the appointment process

Greenrock would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Omari Dill for his 2015 Best of Bermuda Award for 'Green Initiative'.

Announced last week, the award notes Mr Dill's commitment to sustainable agriculture, and how this is central to his two businesses, Utopia and Unity Maintenance. It notes how his focus is on developing 'edible landscapes' through his work, along with his consultant work with Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum, as well as his work on horticultural therapy at Windreach.

Water ExplorerOne of the educational programmes that Greenrock delivers is the Water Explorers Programme. This programme, supported by the HSBC Water Programme and coordinated by the Global Action Plan UK, is a fun educational programme that focuses on water sustainability.

Delivered in eleven countries, primarily in Europe, but also South Africa, Turkey and Bermuda, it empowers students to lead joint action on water issues for their schools and communities, as well as learning more about the various aspects of water sustainability.

COP 21 image copyDecember sees the 21st annual Conference of the Parties (from November 30th to December 11th), the supreme decision-making body of the UN's Convention on Climate Change. These annual summits involve all States that are parties to the convention, and seek to both review the commitments of member states and to take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the convention.

Bermuda should care about Climate Change. Regardless of whether you believe that it is caused by human action, or caused by natural cycles, our atmosphere is warming and that could have catastrophic effects on Bermuda.

eco-schools-logo1We hosted the inaugural annual Resource Fair open to all Eco-School participants and members of the public interested in the programme. The event represented a showcase of our delivery partners and how they can help raise awareness, develop projects, and implement campaigns, relevant to their field of expertise.

Throne speech pictureFriday, November 13th, saw the reconvening of Parliament for the 2015/2016 session, complete with the customary Throne Speech which outlines the Government's program for the new parliament.

The Throne Speech for the 2015/2016 parliament did not feature as many environmental or sustainability issues as Greenrock had hoped. The Government will move forward the long anticipated Solar Power Plant at the Airport, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, and there are commitments to both a Crop and Dairy Sector strategy. The new Electricity Act, to which Greenrock has contributed, will also be tabled. 

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