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!)

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.

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.

Photo by Paul Goyette

I doubt there’s a kid on the island who doesn’t look forward to the simple childhood pleasures that characterise Halloween: dressing up, thrilling games and activities and, of course, a copious supply of candy.

Initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, Halloween is a time to celebrate Earth's bounty.

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.

Blue HaloThe Sustainable Development Department will host a panel discussion on a proposed marine reserve later this month.

The proposal, called the "Bermuda Blue Halo" by supporters, could cover a massive portion of Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

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.

illegal dumpingCrisis point is reached as abandoned cars and other garbage are left behind

CCTV cameras will be installed around the waste facility next to the airport to tackle a new wave of illegal dumping.

The brazen fly tipping over the last few weeks has seen burned out cars, construction materials, air conditioning units and furniture simply abandoned at the entrance to the Government-run dump in the long term car park.

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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