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There is an increasing danger that the sustainability movement is starting to reflect the very system it is seeking to change

We can find scores of reasons why sustainability is not scaling up at speed, but how often do we search for the common root cause?

Bermuda Bag Monsters - Earth Day 2013 001The Bag Monster has raised it's ugly head; it has emerged from under the sink and been seen around the island, and reactions have been interesting.

Greenrock launched a petition on Earth Day (April 22nd) to ask Government to mandate a 25c charge for single-use plastic and paper bags. The ultimate goal is to cut down on the number of bags we use.

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2013 (PBBR) – U.S. Representative Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, announced a bill entitled, "Trash Reduction Act" of 2013. The bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on Earth Day.

The Trash Reduction Act would impose a five-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags at every retail store across the nation. The fee, in effect, would reduce littering and encourage the use of reusable bags.

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Dellwood_2In celebration of Earth Day, Greenrock and the Bermuda National Trust invite you to a film festival screening the submissions to our second Earth Day Student Video Film Festival.

The Screening and Prize-giving will be held at the Bermuda College from 6-7pm in Room H100.

Exclusive: Ready to pay for your plastic bags?

A green campaign to charge shoppers for using plastic bags has been backed by Environment Minister Sylvan Richards.

Mr Richards told the Bermuda Sun he supported the initiative that has been launched by Greenrock to discourage the use of disposable plastic and paper bags.

eh_fire_jugglingThe Earth Hour Expo was held at City Hall on March 23rd, hosted by Greenrock and the Earth Hour Council.

At 8pm the Deputy Mayor, Donal Smith welcomed the assembled crowd of about 600 and was joined by Minister Grant Gibbons who expressed the Government's commitment to saving energy both within Government and for Bermuda as a whole.

film_reel_genericGreenrock and the Bermuda National Trust announced the winners in this year’s Earth Day Student Video Competition, with students from BHS, Dellwood and Warwick Academy making the top three.

This year there were 12 videos submitted, and 35 students were involved from public and private schools across the island. The competition gives students a voice to share their ideas and concerns in a creative medium...

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Greenrock announces the winners of the 2nd Annual Green Workplace Awards

Earlier this year, in partnership with the Bottom Line Magazine, Greenrock conducted the second annual Green Workplace Awards. This required companies, schools and Government departments, led by their Green Teams, to rethink they way they do business in order to save money and tread more likely on the planet.

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Support is growing for our petition to curb demand for singe-use bags in Bermuda by introducing a 25c fee per bag at point-of-sale.

B.E.S.T. (Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce) expressed their unequivocal support commenting "Totally agree and fully support!". Today, The Royal Gazette added their support stating "This newspaper fully supports this petition."

eh compIn recognition of this year's Earth Hour, the Island's students applied their talents for a Creativity Contest held by Belco, a member of the Earth Hour Council.

Awards were held during the Earth Hour celebration on Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, with each winner and their school receiving $100. For this year's event, honourable mentions were also gifted $50.

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