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"As a small island we have little ability to influence the tides and currents of global affairs but are strongly influenced by them. Our size and relative isolation makes us uniquely vulnerable to changes in the global economy and uniquely strong in being able to adapt quickly. It also allows a higher level of control over physical borders. A world where surprise, change and uncertainty are the norm requires a degree of forward planning, harnessing economic, environmental and social assets, to chart our course into the next century."

Contents:

Forward by Premier Alex Scott

1. Why we need a Strategy
2. What this Document contains
3. What is Sustainable Development?
4. What makes a good National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS)?

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pdf SDSIP part one 274.05 Kb

Issues related to affordable housing


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Excerpt:

"This document sets out how the views of Bermuda’s residents were gathered, outlining methods used in:

1) Public outreach carried out by the Sustainable Development Project Team, and;
2) A public perception telephone survey done by Total Marketing and Communications Limited (TMC)

The results from this consultation process are attached as:

• Public Outreach Feedback
• Telephone Survey Results "


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"The primary goal of this Act is to assure the availability of a wide variety of housing types that will cover all income strata and accommodate a diverse population, including growing families, senior citizens, persons and households with special needs,  single householders, and families whose children are of adult age and have left the household, with special emphasis and high priority on the provision of low- and moderate-income housing on a regional fair-share basis. "

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endtoendcheque.jpgPictured from left to right are:  Donald Bowman (BETE), Mieah DeFontes (BETE), Anne Mello (Chair, BETE), Erin Moran (President, Greenrock), with End to End corporate sponsors David Lang (Bank of Bermuda Foundation) and Lloyd Fray (M3 Wireless).

Reuse bags and bottles to help protect Bermuda's environment. That's the message that environmental charity Greenrock will be spreading, thanks to a major grant from Bermuda End-to-End. Greenrock, which promotes sustainable development initiatives, will receive $20,000 from End-to-End's 20th Anniversary Fund. The money will go towards Greenrock's "Bring Your Own Bottle or Bag" Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign, which focuses on the importance of carrying reusable bottles and bags rather than using disposable items.

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"This study is a high level review of housing policy in Bermuda with a view to developing a longer term housing strategy for the island.  Such a strategy would avoid the potential pitfalls of quick-fix solutions and provide consistency over time in dealing with housing issues."

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gronwhite.pngAGM Annual Report
October 2, 2007

President's address
by Erin Moran


As an organization in its formative stages, I would say that this past year has been the most exciting one yet and I feel it is just the tip of the iceberg. First and foremost, we have revamped and expanded our executive and management committee to strengthen the depth and expertise of Greenrock.

Contents:

  • Population Developments
  • Educational Attainment of the Working Age Population
  • Labour Force Activity
  • Industry Employment Growth
  • Industry Access by Citizenship Status
  • Occupational Employment Developments
  • Job Access to Occupations by Citizenship Status
  • Recent Trends in Employment

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An environmental group has given a cautious welcome to the news that a luxury hotel planned for Southlands may now be built at Morgan's Point.

Former Premier Alex Scott revealed last month that the owners of Southlands were in talks with Government about a land swap which would see them hand over their 37-acre site in Warwick in exchange for land on the deserted Morgan's Point peninsula in Southampton.

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"The Arnold Group, LLC, a national workforce development consulting firm from Rhode Island, USA, was commissioned by the Bermuda National Training Board to conduct a  study on workforce issues in Bermuda and to subsequently draft a workforce development strategy for the Government of Bermuda  

As a significant part of Bermuda’s Sustainable Development Initiative, the goal of this workforce development strategy is to maximise the potential of all Bermudians in all sectors and at all levels of the workforce, simultaneously meeting the needs of the citizenry and the employers of Bermuda."


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Environmental campaigners say refusal of planning permission for a wind turbine at a Grade Two-listed house is an example of "double speak" by Government.

Greenrock and the Bermuda Environmental and Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) both criticised the Department of the Environment yesterday for lack of consistency in policy.

They said the refusal of an appeal for the micro-wind turbine due to its "visual impact" was at odds with a decision earlier this year to delist the Grade One-listed building, the 'Queen of the East', leaving the 18th century building vulnerable to development.

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

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Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

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