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Greenrock’s Response - April 9, 2008

Greenrock is pleased by the swap of Southlands for Morgan’s Point and believes this compromise truly represents a ‘win-win-win’ scenario for all the parties involved in this deal:

trevortodd1.jpgGreenrock was delighted to be selected by Trevor Todd as a recipient of the proceeds from his charity art show and auction at Blu Bar and Grill,  Belmont Hills. Greenrock received a cheque for $500 from Mr. Todd for our “Changing the Mindset” fund.

Shopping bagsPress Release - March 14, 2008

Starting on March 24th and running up to May 3rd - the 21st Bermuda End-to-End event - there will be series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) in the local newspapers and on several of the local radio stations.

This PSA campaign is meant to educate those living in Bermuda on the long-term impact of NOT switching to a reusable bag and bottle as an alternative to buying bottled water, primarily in plastic bottles, and using disposable plastic or paper bags.

This PSA campaign was made possible by the generous grant received from the 2007 Bermuda End-to-End (registered charity 558) during their 20th Anniversary.

beheard.jpg Press Release - May 12, 2008 - Greenrock has stated in the past, and continues to state now, that Bermuda must first develop a comprehensive energy plan, which provides both short- and long-term guidance on Bermuda’s energy needs while balancing environmental, economic and social perspectives.

In the short term, this plan might focus on conservation by providing economic incentives and guidelines to those customers who conserve energy by installing certified energy-saving technologies or micro-renewables. Within this short period, this plan should separately address the cost of energy used by residential versus commercial customers, thus lessening the socio-economic division occurring in our community.

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Press Release - March 10, 2008

Greenrock is proud of the results from our Bulb Swap - an innovative campaign to encourage residents in Bermuda to replace their incandescent lightbulbs with high-efficiency compact fluorescents (CFLs).

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Earth Hour was a huge global success! On Saturday, March 29, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. people around the world turned out their lights for Earth Hour, sending a very strong message to our government, and governments around the world, that we need to take action on climate change now.

Earth Hour encourages governments, companies and homeowners to voluntarily switch off power to non-essential appliances for one hour to illustrate how, by working together, people can make a difference by using less energy, thereby producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Erin and AndrewNew President Annouced as Erin Moran Steps Down
Press Release - January 22, 2008

Greenrock regrets to announce that Erin Moran is stepping down as President of Greenrock.  Ms. Moran has decided to pursue further training in her chosen profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine overseas for the next few years.

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Greenrock was honoured to receive the 2008 Public Health Award (Organisation) for its exceptional contributions to Bermuda’s public health. Greenrock Vice-President Mark Booth accepted the award from the Minister of Health, the Honourable Nelson B.A. Bascome, J.P., M.P. in a lavish celebration on Friday, April 11, at Camden House.

Excerpt:

"This chapter seeks to explore some of the issues associated with maintaining the economy, as well as, ensuring that all Bermudians have the opportunity to share in Bermuda’s prosperity.

One area which is very difficult to address is the cost of living and doing business in Bermuda. Bermuda’s small size presents issues of scale throughout the market, which in a number of cases prevents effective competition that could bring down prices. Equally, the high cost of living is simply an indicator of the sustained success of the economy and an increase in disposable incomes."
Contents:

The implementation Plan takes the primary and secondary priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Strategy and breaks them down further. It sets them out under five broad themes:

• Theme 1: Building and Maintaining an Inclusive Strong Economy
• Theme 2: Transforming Governance and the Public Sector
• Theme 3: Protecting and Enhancing our Environment and Natural Resources
• Theme 4: Sustaining our Communities
• Theme 5: Living within Bermuda’s Limits

For each priority, the Implementation Plan

• offers some background, defining the particular issue in question;
• sets some short- and medium-term objectives, and where possible, targets;
• offers some options for actions to achieve those objectives;
• suggests actors, both governmental and non-governmental;
• suggests timelines for delivery; and
• sets out what is already being undertaken by Government.

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Solar house is selling energy back to Belco

Greenrock was pleased to be invited recently to visit a solar-powered house in Shelly Bay. The house has a large solar array and a small wind turbine. On a sunny day this equipment can generate 6 kw, enough to power a good-sized family home, even including air conditioning units.

Excerpt:

"This section outlines the vision for Bermuda in the future, drawing on the many inputs received during public consultation. Setting out this vision will not in itself mean that it will be achieved. However, it does give an idea of the Bermuda which residents would like to see and thus gives direction to the policies and actions which are needed in the future. This vision is set out under five main themes."

Contents:

5. Vision
6. Bermuda’s Strengths and Weaknesses
7. Priorities for Action
8. Monitoring and Follow-up

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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


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Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
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