global-warmingGlobal warming could have a significant and direct impact on the Island and its residents, according to environmental group Greenrock.

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that average sea levels will rise between 26cm and 82cm by the end of the century as a result of global warming, and that man has been the dominant influence on climate change.

IMG 0705Saltus-KBBgrpWOn September 21st, joined by Saltus mascot "Sammy the Knight," over 50 Saltus staff, students and their families came together to clean up John Smith's Bay as part of the  KBB Island-wide Clean Up. 

Exclusive: Ready to pay for your plastic bags?

A green campaign to charge shoppers for using plastic bags has been backed by Environment Minister Sylvan Richards.

Mr Richards told the Bermuda Sun he supported the initiative that has been launched by Greenrock to discourage the use of disposable plastic and paper bags.

chris flookA larger marine reserve would better benefit Bermuda, according to Chris Flook of the Pew Environmental Group.

While the Government is asking the public to consider several possible marine reserve proposals for Bermuda Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Mr Flook said only the largest of the proposals would have a real impact on the Island.

eh compIn recognition of this year's Earth Hour, the Island's students applied their talents for a Creativity Contest held by Belco, a member of the Earth Hour Council.

Awards were held during the Earth Hour celebration on Saturday from 5pm to 10pm, with each winner and their school receiving $100. For this year's event, honourable mentions were also gifted $50.

An online petition to impose a fee for disposable bags at retailers yielded disappointing results, according to organisers.

However environmental charity Greenrock are still moving forward with efforts to discourage the use of disposable bags.

Greenrock President Judith Lansberg said this week: “We will continue to move ahead and work with the Minister of Environment and Planning to do this.

BYOB_RGHave you ever taken a moment to do a plastic bag audit? It's pretty simple. Just take a think about the amount of times a day you take a plastic or paper bag from a shop from the one you put your lunch in at the deli to the two or three that are used to pack up your groceries or the one that holds your newspaper and a bar of chocolate.

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As part of our annual recycling effort, Bermuda Yellow Pages will be collecting the 2012/2013 Bermuda Telephone Directories in Hamilton on four days:

September 11th & 12th (Rain Date: September 13th)
September 18th & 19th (Rain Date: September 20th)

EnviroTalkWinter edition of Envirotalk from the Ministry of Enviroment and Planning.

Click pdf here to view or download.

Going Green 2013Going Green is a local free magazine, published annually by Bermuda Media.

2013 marks it's sixth edition.

EnviroTalkSpring edition of Envirotalk from the Ministry of Enviroment and Planning.

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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

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

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