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."

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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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.

Judith_-_AR-710069895The following is an abridged version of remarks made to Hamilton Rotary by newly-elected Greenrock President Dr Judith Landsberg. Judith originally earned her PhD in nuclear physics but has since worked as a management consultant, a teacher and an educational administrator. She joined Greenrock in 2009 and established the Green Buildings Forum, Green Office Project, Green School Pilot Project and also advises on waste and energy.

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.

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.

AR-709019894Last month our community was confronted with changes that ultimately affected our behaviour, both short and long-term. These changes also reflected the impact that our collective willingness and changing mindsets can have.

On August 9, Government's Waste Management department announced that recyclables will be collected every other week in an effort to be more cost-effective.

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.

...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.

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.

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

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