Dr. The Hon. Grant GibbonsGreenrock met with the Ministry for Economic Development last week and made a forceful case for setting goals for energy conservation and for having a clear plan to meet the targets set in the Energy White Paper.

Earth Hour - Finger on light switchEarth Hour is all about images. It is about one finger on a light switch, which has an impact visible from space. It is a global movement that is pitting positive energy against the seemingly relentless bad news of global climate disruption and disaster.

Sessions_HouseLast month, Premier Craig Cannonier unveiled a Cabinet shuffle that reduced the number of Government Ministers from 13 to ten. There were three ministers axed from Cabinet, including the Minister of The Environment and Planning Sylvan Richards.

An updated chart is now available reflecting the revised Cabinet line-up and Government Organizational Structure.

2013_recyclingIf you MUST throw something away, please RECYCLE where it's an option.

The Ministry of Public Works have issued the pdf 2013 Garbage and Recycling Schedule.

TAG recyclables are collected bi-weekly.

Rinse out tins, aluminum and glass, place in blue bag(s) and place out for collection every other week per calendar.

environment-energy-bulb1Electricity demand in Australia has fallen by more than 5% over the last 6 years.

This is more than expected, and their conclusion is that estimates of energy savings tend to ignore "technical, social and institutional" effects that amplify savings.

toyota-prius-cGreenrock has long advocated the position that electric vehicles are ideal in Bermuda, preferably allied with a charging infrastructure and time-of-day electricity tariffs that encourage charging at night. However, there are currently few electric vehicles available in Bermuda and those that are are not always practical.

So what is a good choice?

Hurricane_Sandy"Either by action, or by inaction, it's most likely that the climate decision will be made this year." This is the introduction to an article which starkly lays out the cost of ignoring our contribution to climate change.

The analysis, published in the journal Nature, demonstrates using a number of statistical models that if we wait until 2025 to start to 'pivot' and dramatically cut our emissions, then the chances of keeping the global increase in temperature under 2°C becomes vanishingly small.

palmetto_forestThe charity, Save Open Spaces, owns and operates a non profit greenhouse on some National Trust property in the Devonshire Marsh. They grow endemics with the goal of reintroducing these species back into the Bermudian landscape.

2013_Earth_Hour_CompGreenrock, in cooperation with Belco, are proud to announce the 2013 Earth Hour Creativity Competition.

The competition invites students ages 9 to 18 to submit an essay, poem, song, drawing, painting or diorama; or video of a dance or other performance. Entries will be judged on content, quality, originality and creativity, as well as relevance to this year's competition theme, which is "Together we can protect Bermuda's environment & the planet".

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category.

Sessions_House

Last month, The Hon. Craig Cannonier was elected Premier of Bermuda and began work appointing his new cabinet.

All Members of Cabinet are given the title Ministers; whom are party representatives within the Legislature.

christmas_ballsGreenrock wishes you all a happy, healthy and relaxing holiday season. Thank you for your support over the past year.

Let's spread joy by enjoying the ways in which we are getting it right, and where we are making good decisions that make our lifestyle more sustainable.

Let's celebrate the gardens that are planted, the times we didn't buy bottled water but refilled at a Hydration Station or tap, the light-bulbs we finally got around to switching to CFL or LED, the times the children came home all excited with a new message about changes at school.

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