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.

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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In Bermuda, more than one quarter of our greenhouse gases are emitted from road transportation.

The good news is that there are lots of easy ways to make our cars, trucks, buses and bikes more energy efficient, which both reduces your carbon footprint and saves you money.

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.

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The Bermuda Department of Planning is in the process of issuing a new residential building code, which emphasises that energy efficiency is not mandatory.

They defend their reluctance to impose mandatory minimum standards claiming it would require many sectors of the community and construction industry to agree with the 'green movement' and the concept of 'energy efficient' in its entirety...

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.

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