tree_recycleMinister of Public Works Michael Weeks advised the public of the operational days of waste management facilities and residential waste collection services during the festive season. In order to avoid disappointment, please note the following times of operation:

Holiday Garbage and Recycling Collection Dates –

Dear Greenrock Supporters:


It is my privilege to be leading Greenrock into 2012, but I would like to take a moment to recognize the passion and commitment of Andrew Vaucrosson (pictured), who was President of Greenrock for 6 years until this past September.

Walter_Roban_-_AR-709289944Ace has managed to cut its electricity bill by 12 percent compared to five years ago in the process of becoming Bermuda’s first LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) certified building.

Winter 2011 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this winter issue –

• 250 years of veterinary medicine is celebrated by veterinarians all over
the world.
• Terrestrial Conservation Officer, Jeremy Maderios, talks about the
breeding success and the status of the Bermuda longtail.

AR-709219955Government shouldn’t widen Town Cut to bring in tourists who traditionally spend little, insisted new Greenrock president Judith Landsberg yesterday.

Media reports have said a study recommends doubling its width and removing large parts of three islands Dr Landsberg said the decision didn’t seem to make sense economically.

Check out the Spring 2011 edition of Envirotalk from Bermuda's Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –

• We have an important notice from the Envirotalk Team which will affect all our print subscribers.
• Dr. Tammy Trott, Senior Marine Resources Officer, talks us through plans for the management and monitoring of recreational fishing in Bermuda.
• Alison Green, Librarian at the Department of Environmental Protection and Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, introduces the new library OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue) for library users, which is part of a broader library automation system.
• Calling all budding Environment M.Sc. students! Alison Copeland, Biodiversity Action Plan Coordinator, reports on a scholarship being offered to Overseas Territories students.
• Kimberly Burch, Technical Assistant in the Plant Protection Laboratory, gives us an over view of the history of Citrus Tristeza Virus and explains what’s involved in grafting citrus trees.
• Staying with the citrus theme we have a wonderful recipe for Bermuda citrus salad with avocado.
• As usual, we have our popular Spring planting calendar.
• See page 10 for details of the upcoming Annual Exhibition

pdf Envirotalk - Spring 2011 - Volume 79 No. 1

Judith_54273aHaving a healthy environment will help tackle many problems in Bermuda, including the economy and gang violence.

This is according to new Greenrock president Judith Landsberg who spoke at the Hamilton Rotary today.

Fall 2011 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –
•    Jessie Hallett, a Bermuda Zoological Society Research fellow, tells us about the recovery of turkey-wing mussels.
•    Abayomi Carmichael shouts at Bermuda to start growing up, in a  vertical gardening challenge.
•    In ‘Beds, Paths and Beyond...How does your Lawn grow?’,  Aaron Lutkin gives advice on lawn care in Bermuda.
•    Claire Jessey, Entomologist, talks to us about the citrus  leafminer, a  wide-spread pest which is currently damaging our citrus.
•    Check and see what is worth planting this fall in our Fall planting calendar.

Click here to download.

Hydration_station2Eco-friendly water dispensers may appear on Hamilton’s streets, after the City approved a motion from the environmental group Greenrock to introduce ‘hydration stations’.

If Greenrock’s pilot scheme proves successful, the group intends to install more of them around the Island.

Greenrock to benefit from “Dollars for Hours” project led by PartnerRe Ltd.

Eight secondary schools will earn $30,000 each when their students team up with local charities again under the “Dollars for Hours” project led by PartnerRe Ltd.

“Dollars For Hours: Youth and Community in Partnership” will distribute a total of $240,000 to public and private schools, and give hands-on support to local charities.

“This is the sixth time that PartnerRe has paired local charities with the secondary schools, bringing our total Dollars for Hours donation to over $1,240,000 since the program’s inception in 2006,” said PartnerRe President and CEO Costas Miranthis.

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54186aWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: Commuters are being encouraged to carpool in an initiative aimed at reducing both C02 emissions and traffic congestion across the island.

The community effort, being spearheaded by education officer at the National Trust Abbie Caldas, culminates in the Cut the Carbon Out of the Commute event on September 22.

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)