Paynter TiffanySpoken word artist Tiffany Paynter at Bermuda's Earth Hour celebrations at City Hall, Hamilton on March 29 2014.

ThanksEarth Small1Special thanks to everyone who made Earth Hour 2014 such a success.

This annual event is only made possible through hundreds of hours of hard work by dozens of committed individuals, and through the support of our Sponsoring Partners. 

Bermuda WavesThe song Proud to be Bermudian by John Woolridge reminds us that "our wealth is so much more than blue skies and pink sand . . . the truth is there is more to us". It is easy to find bad news in the paper; wouldn't we rather find things to be proud of? It's time that we stood up for what we think is right, take responsibility for things that are not working, and build a Bermuda we are proud of.

Hamilton Declaration SigningBermuda is a beautiful, tame island, known for its pink beaches, golf-courses and of course, our Bermuda shorts. But if you put your head under the water it is a different world. Crazy coral heads rise against a dark blue ocean which falls away quickly to 10,000ft depth and more. These coral heads are home to dozens of fish species: tiny damsel fish ....

grease-ballsNews reports over the past few weeks involving raw sewage and tank water contamination have brought new focus on what are, sadly, not-so-new problems.

The practice of dumping raw sewage just a few hundred yards off Bermuda's pristine beaches has been in effect for generations. But for many people, both here in Bermuda and abroad, it was real news.

WWE champion john layfieldFormer WWE champion and Bermuda resident John Layfield is urging people to turn out in force to show support for Earth Hour today.

Mr Layfield, who founded Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a partnership between the Family Center and Bermuda Rugby Football Union, to give children a better environment in which to do well.

SPRI CanceledGovernment has pulled the plug on the Solar Photovoltaic Systems Rebate Initiative (SPRI) that offered residents up to $5,000 for installing solar panels in their homes.The scheme was introduced in 2009 to encourage home-owners to use renewable energy sources, and was referenced in the 2011 Energy White Paper as one of Government's strategies to get Bermuda to generate 30% of electricity by renewable energy by 2020.

EH SpidermanWith Spider-Man designated as the superhero ambassador for this year's global observance of Earth Hour, children in Bermuda are being invited to come to Saturday's Earth Hour activities in Hamilton dressed as their favourite superhero.

And the first 25 children who arrive at City Hall in costume will each receive a young cedar tree, donated by SOS Bermuda, a local charity whose mission is to protect the Island's open spaces.

Greenrock feels that Bermuda needs to start taking global climate change seriously. The rising sea level will have an impact on Bermuda, particularly on our lowest lying area: the airport. We all know how vital that is for our lifestyle. In addition the intensity of hurricanes and other storms will increase with increased day to day disruption. However these are only the most obvious effects.

gordon rotary eh2014Ahead of the globally observed Earth Hour this Saturday, local sustainability advocacy group Greenrock is calling on residents to join in on the largest global action against climate change.

Earth Hour 2014 will be observed between 8:30 and 9:30pm this weekend, with more than 7,000 cities and 150 countries expected to ‘go dark’ by dousing the lights in their homes and businesses.

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)
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