Greenrock said they were “surprised to learn about the proposal to introduce car rentals,” and said they “would support legislation – such as this proposed amendment – being subject to a more pro-active public consultation approach.”

The environmental organisations’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was tabled in the House of Assembly, with the Bill seeking to amend the Motor Car Act 1951 to include provisions for a motor car rental scheme.

Greenrock is commending the Department of Energy for holding the island’s second ever 2016 Energy Summit, saying that “it is time for Bermuda to move from aspiration to action.”

Greenrock Executive Director Jonathan Starling said, “We were happy to participate in the planning of this event as we view conversations on Bermuda’s energy future to be of critical importance for our island.

In June we were delighted that Chubb (formerly ACE) had offered to host the latest Green Building Forum and provide a light lunch to our members.

Greenrock said they were “surprised to learn about the proposal to introduce car rentals,” and said they “would support legislation – such as this proposed amendment – being subject to a more pro-active public consultation approach.”

The environmental organisations’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was tabled in the House of Assembly, with the Bill seeking to amend the Motor Car Act 1951 to include provisions for a motor car rental scheme.

Article 1 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

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On March 21, the Bermuda Government tabled a report which says that liquefied natural gas, commonly known as LNG, is a more economically and environmentally attractive fuel than our present diesel-fuel oil.

It then went on to massively overreach the conclusions of the report and stated that it was considering going ahead and soliciting proposals to build the new LNG plant and convert existing electricity-generating facilities to LNG.

This June saw a close of another excellent year of our Eco-Schools Programme, marked by our second ever Eco-Schools Awards Ceremony.

Greenrock was pleased that the Minister of Education, the Honourable Wayne Scott, was able to attend the ceremony and provide a welcoming speech. The Shadow Minister, Lovitta Foggo, was also available, and recognised. 

Article 3 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

bermuda-rooftop-solar-pvThe transition to a sustainable energy future is not just a technical question, or an economic challenge, but is fundamentally a cultural challenge.

Professor Karl McDermott, an experienced regulator and consultant to Belco who works out of the University of Illinois, points out that “we need to recognise that the ‘modern’ vision [of electricity generation and use] that evolved from the 1920s through the 1980s relied on a technocratic solution that minimised the role of the customer as decision-maker”.

On June 30th Greenrock were delighted to be awarded a certificate from the Centre on Philanthropy recognising our membership and long-term commitment to Bermuda's Third Sector.

Greenrock has been a member of the Centre on Philanthropy for at least ten years and we remain committed to them going forward.

Article 2 of 3 energy articles first published in the Royal Gazette in June 2016. 

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“Our goal is an ambitious one: to increase the social, environmental and economic resilience ... through an efficient use of natural resources and an implementation of projects that will create and sustain high-quality local jobs for current and future generations.”

cross-island-aerialGreenrock has accepted the invitation by the Cross Island Committee to join them and provide a key environmental voice.

The Cross Island Committee was set up to engage the community to get ideas for the use of the nine acres of land being created at Dockyard's South Basin for the America's Cup Village, following the America's Cup.

greenrockoThe Schools Programme Manager is responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of Greenrock programmes in Bermuda's schools, the largest of which is the internationally recognized Eco-schools Programme.

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)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org