Eugene Dean

Somersfield Academy invited the Greenrock School Roadshow to visit during their environment day celebrations in June. This school is already a leader in promoting environmental awareness, but they needed and wanted more support to keep up this mindset.

The Roadshow crew arrived thinking it would be the usual assembly-style presentation. This time was different. The Somersfield students were giving their own presentations on the importance of being aware of the dangers of certain plastic water bottles and the consumerism attitude we have so quickly adopted when it comes to buying bottled water. They were also discussing green labels and what they actually mean. In short, the Roadshow crew had a lot to learn from them. How refreshing!

Solar powerGreenrock backs Government's tabling energy legislation

A sustainable development group is backing Government's move to enact energy legislation before a White Paper. Greenrock has initiated several energy conservation programmes in the past couple of years, educating residents and businesses on conserving power.

It welcomed legislation in the House of Assembly on Friday to create an Energy Commission to regulate costs and to investigate complaints regarding suppliers. The Energy Act 2009 also authorises the Energy Minister to issue all licences.


Environmental non-profit Greenrock yesterday welcomed Belco's decision to delay expansion of its plant but warned that Bermuda must reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to make any meaningful change. The charity spoke out following Tuesday's news that Belco will postpone its decision on whether to redevelop its Pembroke site until 2011.

School Roadshow at Bermuda Institute

The Greenrock School Roadshow team has been busy so far in 2009, visiting a wide variety of groups ranging from afterschool programmes and school assemblies to PTA meetings. The show, which promotes sustainable development and sustainable living, has received an enthusiastic welcome at all its stops.

Solar water panel

Customs duty rates have been slashed for environmentally friendly products, in a move welcomed by green campaigners. The changes, which take effect on April 1, see zero duty for solar water heaters, solar thermal collectors, wind powered electrical generating sets and 'smart' electricity meters with net metering capacity. Photovoltaic AC generators are also included in the zero-percent rate. These use solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity ...

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