PermacultureBasics In these fast-paced times, we may often find ourselves wondering what can be done about all the destruction and waste which occurs in the name of progress.

How do we, as individuals, contribute positively to our situation in this life?

One of the biggest threats to your way of life is not gang violence, hurricanes or health related issues, but it is the cost and supply of energy. All it takes is a prolonged blackout or protracted rise in oil prices to cause severe economic, social and environmental disruption.

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A solar panel used to heat hot water tanks has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Bermuda market.

The Silmline Solar Thermal Collector Hot Water System, which was designed by Solar Bermuda Ltd. in partnership with vendor and overseas partner Heliodyne, is a modification on the original model which was launched about five years ago.

Elliot Students from Elliot Primary show off all the trash they picked up to help make Bermuda a cleaner place.

As we begin the new school year, it's a good time to start encouraging our children to embrace a green environment.

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Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) kicked off its campaign to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter within the City of Hamilton, with July 2nd being proclaimed Cigarette Litter Prevention Day by Charles Gosling, Mayor of the City of Hamilton. At Friday night Happy Hour hosted by the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, volunteers from the BePro group handed out KBB-branded pocket ashtrays to the crowd.

recyclenew  Here in Bermuda, we hope you are recycling your cans and bottles into the blue bags each week. This program has proved successful for Bermuda, but looking at other small jurisdictions, we can still see Bermuda is well behind many other countries in recycling.

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As part of our annual recycling effort, Bermuda Yellow Pages will be collecting the 2009/2010 Bermuda Telephone Directories in Hamilton on four days.

 

Aug 18th & 19th (Rain Date: Aug 20th)

Aug 25th & 26th (Rain Date: Aug 27th)

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The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since 2007, so he was visited again earlier this year for an exclusive update on the project, including the first ever video recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype

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Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) is urging all residential and commercial customers take steps to conserve energy from now until the Cup Match holiday. Through 28 July, BELCO will be doing maintenance work on several engines, while the process of commissioning its three new gas turbine engines continues.

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Objective of the Green School Project: To work in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Energy to make Elliot Primary Bermuda’s first “Green School”. To create a template that can be used by other Bermuda schools; and which can be used by Greenrock as the basis of a “Green School Accreditation” Program.

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Bermuda's Sargasso Sea marine algae could revolutionize the fuel of the future. Scientists are a step closer to uncovering the most productive algae in Bermuda to make Biodiesel.

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