tuckerspointTime is running out for eco-friendly businesses to enter this year's Green Workplace Awards.

The third annual Greenrock competition will reward firms that go the extra mile for the sake of the environment.

For the past two years Greenrock has celebrated companies who have made changes in the office to promote sustainability.

The deadline for entries is October 15, final submissions are due December 1.

global-warmingGlobal warming could have a significant and direct impact on the Island and its residents, according to environmental group Greenrock.

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that average sea levels will rise between 26cm and 82cm by the end of the century as a result of global warming, and that man has been the dominant influence on climate change.

turtleChicken of the sea was the brand made famous by an unaware celebrity who confused tuna with (swimming) poultry. Thankfully, the disconnect between the spoils of the ocean and consumers is not nearly as great in Bermuda. Interestingly though, the Blue Halo public consultation initiated by the Government of Bermuda has evoked a wide range of opinions.

Judith Oct2013Earlier this week former Premier Dr David Saul claimed that establishing a large marine reserve around Bermuda would be 'economic suicide' because of the untapped potential for ocean-bed mining.

But why would we gamble on a slim possibility of mining in the future and put at risk our greatest assets?

Nick Clegg to unveil new 5p cost of bags in supermarkets and large stores to cut use of environmentally damaging products.

Shoppers will have to pay a 5p charge on every plastic bag they use in plans to be announced by Nick Clegg.

The deputy prime minister will unveil the move next week during the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

norma thomson

Norma Thomson grew up in Guatemala where it was normal to re-use and recycle everything you could. She has always promoted green initiatives for a healthy environment. In 2011, Greenrock named her as the Green Champion of the year for greening the Bacardi headquarters where she worked. In March of this year, Norma opened Nonna's kitchen on Bermudiana Road.

DSC01383Most of us send our kids off to school (or receive them if we are teachers) with the best of sustainable intentions. We have handed down uniforms, recycled last year's supplies where possible, and packed a trash-free lunch. Once they get to school what more can we do? Here are a few ideas for parents, teachers and students to try out:

IMG 0705Saltus-KBBgrpWOn September 21st, joined by Saltus mascot "Sammy the Knight," over 50 Saltus staff, students and their families came together to clean up John Smith's Bay as part of the  KBB Island-wide Clean Up. 

chris flookA larger marine reserve would better benefit Bermuda, according to Chris Flook of the Pew Environmental Group.

While the Government is asking the public to consider several possible marine reserve proposals for Bermuda Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Mr Flook said only the largest of the proposals would have a real impact on the Island.


Greenrock is pleased to announce The 3rd Annual Green Workplace Awards

A 'green' office is cheaper to run, healthier for employees, more resilient in the face of changing costs and better for the planet. To recognize companies who do an outstanding job of 'greening' their operations, Greenrock, in partnership with The Bottom Line Magazine, is launching the Third Annual Green Workplace Awards. Registration is accepted online until October 15th; final submissions are due December 7th.

windreachIn April 2011, with generous support from sponsor Catlin, Greenrock started to develop, plant and maintain a series of community gardens and orchards across Bermuda.

Our first Healthy Harvest community garden was officially opened in June 2012. Since then three additional community gardens have been established, with ground breaking on two more set to start within the next few weeks.

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

Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org