EarthHour_cityhall_eventEarth Hour is a symbolic event where on the last Saturday in March billions of people across the globe switch lights off at 8.30pm for one hour to mark the world's largest public action for climate change. We encourage all Bermuda residents and businesses to do the same plan an event, have a candle-light dinner, or cast your vote for action on climate change by turning out your lights!

NYC_rooftop_farmA new proposal by the Department of City Planning would allow commercial buildings throughout the city to be topped with rooftop farms or greenhouses without increasing the building's floor area ratio and height restrictions.

 

Greenrock to benefit from “Dollars for Hours” project led by PartnerRe Ltd.

Eight secondary schools will earn $30,000 each when their students team up with local charities again under the “Dollars for Hours” project led by PartnerRe Ltd.

“Dollars For Hours: Youth and Community in Partnership” will distribute a total of $240,000 to public and private schools, and give hands-on support to local charities.

“This is the sixth time that PartnerRe has paired local charities with the secondary schools, bringing our total Dollars for Hours donation to over $1,240,000 since the program’s inception in 2006,” said PartnerRe President and CEO Costas Miranthis.

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HealthyHarvest_volunteers_SLGround was broken this week on the first Healthy Harvest community garden and many more could follow throughout the Island as Greenrock uses the project to revive interest in local food production and consumption.

Walter_Roban_-_AR-709289944Ace has managed to cut its electricity bill by 12 percent compared to five years ago in the process of becoming Bermuda’s first LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) certified building.

The Ombudsman for Bermuda, Arlene Brock, has found that Government "acted unlawfully by failing to require an Environmental Impact Assessment [EIA] prior to sending the draft Tuckers Point Special Development Order [SDO] to the Legislature."

AR-709219955Government shouldn’t widen Town Cut to bring in tourists who traditionally spend little, insisted new Greenrock president Judith Landsberg yesterday.

Media reports have said a study recommends doubling its width and removing large parts of three islands Dr Landsberg said the decision didn’t seem to make sense economically.

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GWAsHere are the 2011 Green Workplace Awards winners.

Judith_54273aHaving a healthy environment will help tackle many problems in Bermuda, including the economy and gang violence.

This is according to new Greenrock president Judith Landsberg who spoke at the Hamilton Rotary today.

Coldplay's haunting classic 'The Scientist' is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, "Back to the Start."

Hydration_station2Eco-friendly water dispensers may appear on Hamilton’s streets, after the City approved a motion from the environmental group Greenrock to introduce ‘hydration stations’.

If Greenrock’s pilot scheme proves successful, the group intends to install more of them around the Island.

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