54186aWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: Commuters are being encouraged to carpool in an initiative aimed at reducing both C02 emissions and traffic congestion across the island.

The community effort, being spearheaded by education officer at the National Trust Abbie Caldas, culminates in the Cut the Carbon Out of the Commute event on September 22.

...here’s what we can do with them

Bermuda

Bermuda is a country rich in natural resources - perhaps not diamonds or metals - but bathed in sun and surrounded by water and wind. Compared to most of the world, we have a huge resource of sunshine, not only useful for attracting tourists, but for making our own power.

windmillsGreen energy has been highlighted as a potential source of jobs and business opportunities for Bermudians as the island responds to the recession.

Check out the latest edition of Envirotalk from Bermuda's Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –

  • Dr. Jonathan Nisbett, Government Veterinary Officer, details anincident concerning stranded cattle travelling to Turkey.
  • Mark Rowe, Hydrogeologist, talks with us about rainwater harvesting, roof catchments and supplemental water sources.
  • The Department of Conservation Services’ Conservation Officer, Jeremy Madeiros, updates us on the Cahow Recovery Project.
  • Check and see what is worth planting this summer in our summer planting calendar.

pdf Envirotalk - Summer 2011 - Volume 79 No. 2

bike_lanesGreenrock says: Recently in Costa Rica, two college students who were travelling together were stuck in a typical traffic jam. At the same time on the radio, there was a discussion about the benefits of carpooling. The two students listening to the programme looked around and noticed that every vehicle around them had just one person inside.

The_Ripple_Effect "Fresh water will be the defining resource of the 21st Century."

Alex Prud'homme's new book "The Ripple Effect" is an exploration of the threats to the world's freshwater supplies.

Below is an interview with the author and excerpt from the book.

electric carElectric vehicles have been around for years, but it's only recently that manufacturers are starting to push the vehicles' consumer benefits.

tap_drippingWe've all, by now, seen the effects of the lack of rainfall we've had this year. If you haven't already faced an empty tank, you know someone else who has, and probably have the number of a water truck nearby.

omariGetting back to nature. That's what it can take for Bermuda to become the perfect paradise many only reminisce about.

From planting, reaping and sharing the benefits of our harvest, Bermuda can get back to its roots, according to Omari Dill, who is working in partnership with Greenrock to help launch the second phase of the Healthy Harvest Project and encourage more Bermudians to eat as natural as possible.

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