christmas_ballsGreenrock wishes you all a happy, healthy and relaxing holiday season. Thank you for your support over the past year.

Let's spread joy by enjoying the ways in which we are getting it right, and where we are making good decisions that make our lifestyle more sustainable.

Let's celebrate the gardens that are planted, the times we didn't buy bottled water but refilled at a Hydration Station or tap, the light-bulbs we finally got around to switching to CFL or LED, the times the children came home all excited with a new message about changes at school.

Greenrock got a nice mention in today's Royal Gazette post-election article entitled "Charities, lobby groups call for dialogue".

Extract below;

The One Bermuda Alliance should consult with non-governmental bodies in order to build a better Bermuda, according to numerous groups.

saltusWR2As part of Partner Re's "Dollars for Hours" program, Greenrock teamed up with Saltus seniors and faculty and Windreach Bermuda and spent the better part of two days clearing inavsive plants and trees from the latter's home on Spice Hill in Warwick.

2013_PreviewIn 2013, with your help, Greenrock will:

  • Introduce thousands of students to the concept of living sustainably through our School Roadshow
  • Involve hundreds of students in improving their school environment
  • Involve the community in growing and enjoying local food
  • Campaign to reduce usage of disposable bags
  • Reduce Belco bills for seniors by fitting hot water heater timers in selected homes
  • Work with other charities to preserve our heritage
  • Advocate for an island which remains competitive, welcoming and beautiful decades into the future (not just next election cycle)

Catlin_Community_GardenGreenrock remains committed to inspire and facilitate local communities to develop produce gardens. Greenrock's Healthy Harvest team, and volunteers from Catlin and the Sunshine League recently spent the day cleaning up and preparing the Catlin Sunshine League Community Garden.

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A "waste audit" of the Bermuda Rugby Classic showed that the Island does "a terrible job" of separating its recyclables, according to the environmental group Greenrock.

Energy_Limbo_WinnersLast month, we reported on the Dept of Energy's competition Energy Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

The winners were announced at last week's CARICOM Energy Week.

Edwin and Shirley Ann Smith were the overall winners of the Energy Limbo, reducing their energy consumption by 38 per cent over a 10-month period. Mrs Smith received her certificate from Marc Bean, Minister of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure Strategy.

Greenrock, in partnership with The Bermuda National Trust, are proud to announce the second annual Earth Day Student Video Competition.

Spread the word about this exciting opportunity to showcase creativity, innovation and commitment to our natural and cultural heritage as well as to the future of the planet.

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The City Market resumes next weekend, November 17th - so don't miss out on the opportunity to shop for locally grown and home made goods!

8am until noon - every Saturday morning. Mid November to June.

Don't forget to bring your own bag!

voteAs the general election draws nearer it seems Bermuda's environment has taken a back seat to pressing economic concerns. Greenrock would like to emphasise the importance of environmental issues and highlight initiatives that will promote sustainable living, and even reduce the cost of living.

marc_beanThe Department of Energy is inviting members of the public to join them as they recognize CARICOM Energy Week in Bermuda from November 11th to November 17th 2012. They are marking the week with a host of free events that are all open to the public.

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