Reflections and thoughts on the future, as Greenrock President Judith Landsberg steps down

Dr Judith LandsbergAfter nearly 5 years on the Greenrock Management Committee, half of those as President, the time has come to step down. I am excited by the opportunity to return home to Australia, to take my children to get to know their cousins, and to spend time with my parents, but it is certainly with mixed emotions that I leave Bermuda and the Greenrock Management Committee.

We talk about leaving a better planet for our kids, what about leaving better kids for our planet?

Greenrock represents Bermuda as a member of the international Eco-School accrediting body, the Foundation for Environmental Education. After a thorough application process, FEE has welcomed Bermuda to the table and is eager to see our students' participation.

bananasHere in Bermuda the vast majority of the waste we produce is destined to be burnt at the Tynes Bay Incinerator, which at last count burns over 60,000 tons of trash a year. Most of the trash we produce is a by-product of our consumption, the packaging for consumable goods.

electric carWe're always thrilled to receive good news from fellow Greenrockers. Here's a recent letter from Bermudian vet Angela Maureen Ware-Cieters, a.k.a. Dr. Ware.

halloween recycleEarlier this month the BHS PTA decided to do something different for Halloween, for the school and for the environment, and held a Halloween costume and uniform exchange.

Greenrocksays 5Dec2013At this time of year, most people’s thoughts turn to presents, food and family. At Greenrock our thoughts turn to community today, tomorrow and 50 years from now. Here is our Christmas wish list for a happy future (go ahead and sing it!)

no thanks 197x154Residents could wind up being charged 25 cents for every plastic bag they use, if the environmental group Greenrock has its way.

Similar initiatives have proven successful around the world at reducing plastic litter, Greenrock president Judith Landsberg said.

Greenrock Press Release, 15 Nov 2013

Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is operated by the United Nations approved Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). FEE has one member organisation per country running Eco-Schools on the national level. We're proud to announce that FEE recently appointed Greenrock as their associate member for Bermuda.

thumb kbblogoMore than three tons of trash have been found on Bermuda’s shorelines by volunteers for Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s annual Marine Clean-Up.

The 454 volunteers dispersed across 32 different locations and were asked to be ‘citizen scientists’ for the day by logging each type of litter they found.

throne-speechThe 2013 Throne Speech strongly suggests that this Government perceives the environment and sustainability as something 'nice to have' after the economy and employment prospects improve. We need to change our (and their) mindset - using fewer resources and protecting our island for the future has both an immediate and a long-term positive impact on the economy, many studies have shown that it also increases job opportunities, and most importantly it connects people to their environment, strengthening the bonds of community.

nothanks image4Press Release, 23 Oct 2013

Greenrock will launch the No Thanks! campaign music video at Bermuda College - Fri, Oct 25, 1pm

Greenrock and the Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce have been campaigning to reduce single-use bags in Bermuda. An important part of that campaign is education to change people's behavior.

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