With strong representation from a range of schools, students and staff had the opportunity to engage with delegates from third sector organisations, small businesses, and government departments who are keen to see young people lead the way in being the change our sustainable world needs. Organiser Abbie Caldas was pleased with the turnout and reminded participants that throughout their journeys of transforming their schools and implementing change, you do not need to have all the answers, just know where to look for them.

Dr. Simmons keynote-optDr. Simmons, Director of Academics at the Ministry of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Held at Warwick Academy, which is on the final steps to earning the international accreditation and Green Flag, Dr. Lew Simmons, Director of Academics at the Ministry of Education addressed the crowd, commending the students, teachers and Greenrock for our efforts so far. He highlighted the need for such offerings to our young people, with particular emphasis on school gardens and energy conservation. He concluded his keynote by proposing the challenge of engaging 100% of Bermuda's schools in the programme, as recently announced by Northern Ireland.

IMG 0040-optAnne Hyde, KBB Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Waste Management Education Officer, Vanese Flood Gordon, and Keep Bermuda Beautiful Director, Anne Hyde, dressed up as 'garbologists,' encouraging students to look deeper into what is in their trash. Through a fun and interactive game, participants enhanced their understanding of how they can make a bigger impact to reduce the waste generated by their schools.

IMG 0042-optLynniece Warren, Sustainable Development Officer  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Officer, Lynniece Warren, demonstrated the concept of sustainability through an activity where participants understood various social, economic, and environmental issues we are facing.

IMG 0044-optJennifer Flood, B.E.S.T 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Flood of Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (B.E.S.T.) introduced the concept of public advocacy through a 'match up' game where participants connected community campaigns with positive impacts.

Representing Conservation Services, Alison Copeland provided resources and information on biodiversity and the types of plants students can include on their school grounds.

 And Omari Dill brought along his friendly chicken, Gloria, to interact with students as they explore permaculture and sustainable food options.

IMG 0047 optGloria 'The Chicken'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn more about Eco-schools in Bermuda, here.

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

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Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

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