SAGE-Commission-Award-WinnersThe SAGE Commission today announced the winners of awards in a programme designed to involve the public as well as members of the Civil and Public Service in the Commission’s review of the Bermuda Government.

Best Overall Entry was awarded to Magnus Henagulph for his submission which calls on Government to save money by being more energy efficient and prudent in their use of general resources.

seaThe Ministry of Environment and Planning today released a document detailing the issues associated with the creation of a reserve — Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Its Future.

Government declared Bermuda's EEZ a Marine Mammal Sanctuary a year ago, and continue to be involved in the Blue Halo project in collaboration with the Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA) and the Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea (BASS).

Going Green 2013Going Green is a local free magazine, published annually by Bermuda Media.

2013 marks it's sixth edition.

MRFWhat do these items have in common? While all of these items may be found for sale on local classified websites, they are also a selection of goods that can be processed in Bermuda at our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

BELCO diesel enginesIf we had the opportunity to start from scratch today, would we choose to build a large, oil-fired power plant back o' town to supply all of our electricity needs? If the answer is 'no' (and believe me, the answer is most certainly 'no') then what the alternative? This is not a hypothetical question. Many of the diesel engines at BELCO are old with some already past their normal working life.

An online petition to impose a fee for disposable bags at retailers yielded disappointing results, according to organisers.

However environmental charity Greenrock are still moving forward with efforts to discourage the use of disposable bags.

Greenrock President Judith Lansberg said this week: “We will continue to move ahead and work with the Minister of Environment and Planning to do this.

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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?

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As part of our annual recycling effort, Bermuda Yellow Pages will be collecting the 2012/2013 Bermuda Telephone Directories in Hamilton on four days:

September 11th & 12th (Rain Date: September 13th)
September 18th & 19th (Rain Date: September 20th)

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.

elliot growBack in 2009, Greenrock launched its Healthy Harvest initiative, by establishing community gardens and orchards on the island, in the hope of helping to reignite community interest in local food production.

Why eat local you ask?

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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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