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.
To engage the community to share solutions for a sustainable Bermuda.
To promote education and awareness of our choices and to encourage respect for the environment in people of all ages.
We develop and promote environmental projects for the benefit of the public.
We stimulate public awareness of and understanding of such projects
We act as a facilitator of research, a communicator and a repository for information, ideas and knowledge relating to sustainable development.
What do we do?
Where we see an unmet need we establish projects to meet that need. For example our Hydration Station project is installing bottle-filling stations in Hamilton to encourage people to carry and use their own water bottles. We run a number of regular events each year, such as Earth Hour, to keep the public motivated, informed and interested in sustainability. We also chair the Green Building Forum and the Greenrock Education Council to facilitate idea and resource-sharing.
How is Greenrock Supported?
Greenrock is an exceptionally lean charity with the vast majority of our work carried out by volunteers supported by a single full-time employee - our Executive Administrator. While we do seek funding specifically for our events, projects and forums, our ‘Changing the Mindset’ fund is a general account that is used to help develop various projects and events. It also covers the expenses of our Administrator and other incidentals as we develop and maintain our website, monitor and draft responses to Government policies and regulations, work with community decision makers, including other environmental NGOs. This is entirely funded through donations from individuals and companies in Bermuda.
Please consider making a donation to support our work.