healthyharvest2011GREENROCK ANNOUNCES CATLIN BERMUDA AS LEAD SPONSOR OF HEALTHY HARVEST PROJECT

Initiative creating and establishing community gardens and orchards to encourage local food growing and consumption

 

To learn more, visit the Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce Facebook page -
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Today, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) celebrated the completion of its newest plant installation with a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially bringing online 13.5 megawatts (MW) of plant, powered by three 4.5 MW Rolls Royce 501KB7S gas turbine generating sets and auxiliary equipment.

 

green-computer-leaf-300x1991The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is turning over a new leaf this year, and using technology to offer more environmentally friendly programmes.

Festival-goers in 2011 will be able to read the full performance programmes on their phones. This move to electronic programmes saves printing over 12,000 multi-page programmes.

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Minister Roban tourOne Bermuda house isn’t just a home — it is also laboratory for sustainable energy technologies now available on the island.

Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Walter Roban this week toured PureNERGY’s renewable energy model cottage in a bid to familiarise himself further with some of the renewable energy options available on the island.

A businessman’s plans to build a bar and restaurant at Warwick Long Bay have been turned down by the Development Applications Board again.

Environmental group BEST released a statement this morning [Jan. 9] saying “BEST has received formal notice that the application from Belcario Thomas to construct a beach bar at Warwick Long Bay has been refused.”

This proposed development has been a subject of controversy since the plans were announced in 2008.

Golden_Hind_siteEnvironmentalist Dr David Wingate expressed concern about the safety of a South Shore construction project.

While site developers have maintained that the Grand Atlantic development is safe, the project has come under fire from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST), who believe erosion on a nearby cliff could threaten the buildings.

In a statement released by BEST, Dr Wingate said: “I know of no other location on Bermuda that is more prone to rapid erosion than this particular site.”

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whale_and_andrewThink of them as passport photos for Bermuda’s greatest repeat visitors.

With the first humpback whales of the season already spotted off Bermuda, the Humpback Whale Research Project is asking for the public’s help compiling a photographic catalogue of these migratory animals’ unique fluke markings — allowing for individual identification.

SDU-school-presentations‘Your Decisions Our Future’ is the name of an education initiative from the Sustainable Development Unit [SDU] launched last week to raise awareness of the unit among school children.

The Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Walter Roban announced the production of new Fisheries stickers which outline the Fisheries Regulations 2010 concerning minimum sizes for fish, bag limits, protected species, lobster diving, spear fishing and general regulations.

New regulations on the stickers include the requirement to land all fish with the skin on and that regulated species are landed whole, as well as various “minimum size restrictions”. Of note on the stickers are the increased minimum sizes for hogfish (45cm), black grouper (95cm) and Wahoo (7lbs).

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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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