PHOTO BY Tamell Simons New recycling plant ,Premier Ewart Brown opening new recycling plant. TAG - that is the message for Bermuda as the country enters a new era of environmental care and responsibility. TAG stands for Tin, Aluminium and Glass and residents are being urged to TAG their waste following the official opening of the Island’s Recycling Centre.

Premier Dr. Ewart Brown yesterday opened the $8.35 million plant at Bailey’s Bay Quarry.

Photo:Chris BurvilleIt's a dirty job but someone's got to do it.

However, handling baby diapers and rotting lobsters was not something employees at Bermuda's Recycling Centre expected when they started their shifts at the new facility last week.

tempchange"Members in the House of Assembly from both political parties are showing what may be a bipartisan willingness to work on the issue of global warming."

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Recycling symbolBermuda's New Recycling Centre has its official opening on Monday April 2nd.

Keep an eye out for the articles and advertisements regarding this great achievement by the Ministry of Works and Engineering (W&E).

Totota PriusEnviro-rental Cars

Next time you find yourself on the way to the west coast of the U.S. consider renting a car with a low environmental impact.

EV Rental (www.evrental.com) Rents out hybrid vehicles in California, Arizona and Nevada. Cars include the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic hybrid and the Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV.

To date we have not been able to find any other renter in the U.S. that provides hybrids, so if you find one please let us know!

stilinthetunnelA demonstration was held by B.E.S.T on March 20, 2007 at the proposed Southlands hotel site in an effort to show the scale of the project in terms that everyone can understand. Protesters held signs showing the points of entry and exit for the proposed tunnel on South Shore.
See the video of the event with comments from some of the people who were there.

View the Southlands Tunnel Video
southlandsA video produced by marketing communications company Dana Communications is available on the web which shows some detail of the scale and concept of the Southlands development. In particular it shows some of the existing natural formations before showing what is planned to replace them.

View it here

sd-rings A special development order (SDO) is a form of planning permission that is granted by the Minister of the Environment instead of the Development Applications Board. The approval can be for in principle or for final approval.

The European Commission has urged its members to sign an unprecedented common energy policy, unveiling a plan to diversify the bloc's energy sources.

Read More - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6247199.stm

greenercars.comHow Green is Your Car?

Did you ever wonder how "green" is the car you are driving today. GreenerCars.org provides an "environmental guide to cars and trucks." Check out this years best and worst performers or subscribe to the Green Book Online to get access to all available research.

It's an essential point to research before you buy your next car.

www.greenercars.org

China’s most magnificent structure-the Great Wall commenced around 20 centuries ago, when Emperor Qui Shi Hang first unified China in the year 221 BC. And the sole reason to erect this colossal wall was to prohibit nomads that crossed the border. However, it was a rough task to construct this gigantic Wall. It took over 10 years, hundreds of thousands of laborers, mostly political detainees, and great discipline to finish the task.

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