EH 60February 18, 2015- (Hamilton, Bermuda) On March 28th, Greenrock will partner with Waterfront Properties Limited, to host the 7th Annual Celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda. For the sixth year running, the City of Hamilton will turn dark for one hour, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, in the hopes of sending a powerful message promoting a brighter future for our planet and its habitants, stressing the importance of living sustainably. The philosophy behind Earth Hour is that this singular mass movement will help to share further awareness and encourage action in protecting our ever-changing environment.

AirportArtCropDuring the summer of 2014 LookBermuda approached Greenrock about their AirportArt Project at LF Wade International Airport.

Subsequently, two anonymous donations were made in support of Greenrock through the International Charitable Fund of Bermuda for US tax payers. 

richard bransonThe Carbon War Room (CWR) recently shared their perspective on natural gas for small island economies, as part of their Operation Smart Island Economies which aims to transition islands to 100% renewable energy by accelerating commercial investment.

“The Carbon War Room fears that the immediate attractiveness of natural gas could lessen the commitments of governments and industries to pursuing energy systems that are truly both low-carbon and secure for the long-term, and that natural gas could divert major funds away from renewable energy projects.” says Hilary McMahon, Director of Research.

Greenrock is gearing up for this year’s Earth Hour, with the event set to include the 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run, live entertainment, vendors, fun activities, speeches and more.

“Earth Hour began in 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and has since grown to engage more than 172 countries around the world. In Bermuda, Greenrock organised the first local celebration of Earth Hour in 2008, and it has been an annual fixture on our calendar since,” a spokesperson said.

tigersharkThe Bermuda Shark Project and OCEARCH's Great White Shark tagging program have recently produced valuable insight and impressive imagery with respect to our ocean's apex predators.

Although both the tiger shark and great white shark are designed for stealthy predation, have a keen sense of smell, and are capable of high speed attack, it is suggested here that these majestic fish are not the most efficient killers in our waters.

Christmas Balls

This is a lovely time year in our island home. There are few places on earth that sparkle and shine the way Bermuda does at Christmas; our balmy ocean breezes and lush foliage make the lights that decorate our homes and businesses work together to create a special kind of magic.

This is a time of celebration, of letting our family and friends know how much they mean to us, and of reflection on the year about to end and the new one that's just days away.

KEMH-Acute-Care-WingKing Edward VII Memorial Hospital's new Acute Care wing has a 'secret' weapon in the war against raw sewage – an underground sewage treatment facility that has capacity to treat up to 570 m3 of sewage water per day. This is like 2,000 bathtubs full of water.

This inconspicuous new facility will ensure that none of the hospitals' waste water flows into our South shore waters without being thoroughly treated through four stages.

internet-forumAt last, a place to have all your questions answered regarding solar energy systems in Bermuda.

A new web forum called the Bermuda Solar User Group launched this week. The aim of this forum is to create a community resource that provides answers to common questions such as how to obtain planning permission for solar systems, and how to get them interconnected to BELCO. The web forum is powered by Google Groups.

Sessions_HouseIn May, Premier Craig Cannonier resigned in the wake of JetGate, which triggered a Cabinet shuffle. The new Premier, Michael Dunkley, replaced Mr Trveor Moniz with One Bermuda Alliance backbencher Jeanne Atherden as the Minister of Health and the Environment, and added Seniors to the Ministry portfolio. This is the third time the Minister responsible for Environment has changed within the last two years.

Bermuda Solar KitToday [25-Nov] Bermuda Engineering launched a do-it-yourself solar kit designed exclusively for the Bermuda market. Greenrock welcomes the launch of the kit, which is on sale at the special launch price of $2,500 until 28 November and has an expected productive lifespan of 25+ years. Once installed, the solar PV panels should pay for themselves many times over in savings on electricity bills.  The press release reads;

Elliot Grounds CleanupLast month, at the height of our summer season, our 'Greenrock Says' described some "low impact" ways to help the environment – and probably your wallet as well: buying in bulk, increasing recycling, using less gasoline, turning down our AC and thereby reducing electricity. Did it all make sense? Did you give it a try?

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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