favicon copyFriends of Greenrock,

As we prepare for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (March 15th, details will follow shortly), we would like invite any persons with an interest in joining the Greenrock Board of Directors to get in touch.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information prior to 1 March (the sooner the better). We are standing-by to provide more information and discuss the appointment process

Water ExplorerOne of the educational programmes that Greenrock delivers is the Water Explorers Programme. This programme, supported by the HSBC Water Programme and coordinated by the Global Action Plan UK, is a fun educational programme that focuses on water sustainability.

Delivered in eleven countries, primarily in Europe, but also South Africa, Turkey and Bermuda, it empowers students to lead joint action on water issues for their schools and communities, as well as learning more about the various aspects of water sustainability.

Greenrock would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Omari Dill for his 2015 Best of Bermuda Award for 'Green Initiative'.

Announced last week, the award notes Mr Dill's commitment to sustainable agriculture, and how this is central to his two businesses, Utopia and Unity Maintenance. It notes how his focus is on developing 'edible landscapes' through his work, along with his consultant work with Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation to incorporate agriculture into their curriculum, as well as his work on horticultural therapy at Windreach.

eco-schools-logo1We hosted the inaugural annual Resource Fair open to all Eco-School participants and members of the public interested in the programme. The event represented a showcase of our delivery partners and how they can help raise awareness, develop projects, and implement campaigns, relevant to their field of expertise.

COP 21 image copyDecember sees the 21st annual Conference of the Parties (from November 30th to December 11th), the supreme decision-making body of the UN's Convention on Climate Change. These annual summits involve all States that are parties to the convention, and seek to both review the commitments of member states and to take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the convention.

Bermuda should care about Climate Change. Regardless of whether you believe that it is caused by human action, or caused by natural cycles, our atmosphere is warming and that could have catastrophic effects on Bermuda.

FAC LOGO 300X139Greenrock would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Omari Dill for his winning of the second annual Future Agro Challenge.

 The Future Agro Challenge focuses on identifying innovators that have creative solutions to national and global problems relating to food production and food security, and seeks to highlight social entrepreneurs across regions and bring them together.

Throne speech pictureFriday, November 13th, saw the reconvening of Parliament for the 2015/2016 session, complete with the customary Throne Speech which outlines the Government's program for the new parliament.

The Throne Speech for the 2015/2016 parliament did not feature as many environmental or sustainability issues as Greenrock had hoped. The Government will move forward the long anticipated Solar Power Plant at the Airport, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, and there are commitments to both a Crop and Dairy Sector strategy. The new Electricity Act, to which Greenrock has contributed, will also be tabled. 

United For Climate ActionDecember 12th saw the historic Paris Agreement as the conclusion of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).

The Paris Agreement commits the signatories to the following:

A) Holding the increase in the global coverage temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognising that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

The future of our electricity supply is an important topic for debate and has a significant impact on Bermuda's 'triple bottom line' of Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability. Earlier this year the Department of Energy published a new Electricity Policy, and have just followed this by tabling a new Electricity Bill for Bermuda.

eco-schools-logo1Students, teachers and the Eco-Schools team are geared up for the new year with green graffiti, secret water, a resource fair, and at least one new Green Flag in the line up. Last term we were inspired to welcome 5 new schools into the programme, engaging a total of 15 schools with a reach of almost 5,000 people. Members of these school communities are now connected with over 15 million students from 57 countries. 

ID-100187466Sorry about the terrible pun in the headline, but we do get charged up about this issue!

Once again we return to the topic of Electricity. This is because the way we generate, supply, and charge for electricity has a significant impact on Bermuda's 'triple bottom line' of Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability.

Earlier this year the Department of Energy published a new Electricity Policy (26 May 2015), and followed this by tabling a new Electricity Bill (17 July 2015) for Bermuda, which will be debated by the House in November.

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