2013_PreviewIn 2013, with your help, Greenrock will:

  • Introduce thousands of students to the concept of living sustainably through our School Roadshow
  • Involve hundreds of students in improving their school environment
  • Involve the community in growing and enjoying local food
  • Campaign to reduce usage of disposable bags
  • Reduce Belco bills for seniors by fitting hot water heater timers in selected homes
  • Work with other charities to preserve our heritage
  • Advocate for an island which remains competitive, welcoming and beautiful decades into the future (not just next election cycle)

Greenrock, in partnership with The Bermuda National Trust, are proud to announce the second annual Earth Day Student Video Competition.

Spread the word about this exciting opportunity to showcase creativity, innovation and commitment to our natural and cultural heritage as well as to the future of the planet.

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The City Market resumes next weekend, November 17th - so don't miss out on the opportunity to shop for locally grown and home made goods!

8am until noon - every Saturday morning. Mid November to June.

Don't forget to bring your own bag!

voteAs the general election draws nearer it seems Bermuda's environment has taken a back seat to pressing economic concerns. Greenrock would like to emphasise the importance of environmental issues and highlight initiatives that will promote sustainable living, and even reduce the cost of living.

World_Rugby_ClassicGreenrock is participating in a waste audit at the World Rugby Classic this weekend, to find out what percentage of the event's recyclables are being sent to Tyne’s Bay incinerator as opposed to being recycled.

Volunteers will be meeting at National Stadium at 7:30am on Sunday, November 11th, where they will be given instructions and the necessary protective gear/ tools to safely sort trash.

saltusWR2As part of Partner Re's "Dollars for Hours" program, Greenrock teamed up with Saltus seniors and faculty and Windreach Bermuda and spent the better part of two days clearing inavsive plants and trees from the latter's home on Spice Hill in Warwick.

earthswitchWe are approaching election season with the imminent Presidential election ratcheting up the tension in the USA and a Bermuda national election due before the end of the year. The topics hitting headlines are who is telling lies about what, the financial situation, and at the moment, the impending (as I write) land-fall of Hurricane Sandy.

Catlin_Community_GardenGreenrock remains committed to inspire and facilitate local communities to develop produce gardens. Greenrock's Healthy Harvest team, and volunteers from Catlin and the Sunshine League recently spent the day cleaning up and preparing the Catlin Sunshine League Community Garden.

Last Tuesday, The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) formally launched their Blueprint for Environmental Sustainability - 2012.

Greenrock applaud BEST on doing an excellent job in documenting THE PROBLEM together with their suggestions on where to look for solutions. Greenrock agrees that much of the focus needs to be on Changing the Mindset, one person at a time, and we would like to share some current examples of how Greenrock act as part of THE SOLUTION.

Energy_Limbo_WinnersLast month, we reported on the Dept of Energy's competition Energy Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

The winners were announced at last week's CARICOM Energy Week.

Edwin and Shirley Ann Smith were the overall winners of the Energy Limbo, reducing their energy consumption by 38 per cent over a 10-month period. Mrs Smith received her certificate from Marc Bean, Minister of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure Strategy.

roadshowGreenrock will be bringing its multi-media interactive School Roadshow to 15 Bermuda middle and high schools over the next 2 months.

Now in its 7th year, this year's roadshow theme is Waste Reduction.

To learn more, visit the School Roadshow project page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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