Hamilton, Bermuda, February 3, 2014: The countdown has started towards Earth Hour 2014.

On Saturday March 29, everyone in Bermuda is being asked to turn off all their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to mark Earth Hour, a global initiative involving millions of people showing their concern for the environment.

Bermuda has taken part in Earth Hour since 2007. This year, the annual event has more relevance for the Island than before, according to Gordon Johnson, Executive Director of Greenrock, the organization behind the event.

"Turning off a light for one hour is clearly a symbolic gesture, " said Mr. Johnson. "It reminds us of our ability to be less dependent upon fossil fuels. And by reducing our energy use, we benefit immediately with reduced energy costs.

"Many residents are having a hard time right now paying all the bills. Reducing the use of electricity, and finding alternatives, can help reduce the high cost of living in these difficult economic times.

Mr. Johnson noted that there will be a full slate of activities at City Hall and Washington Mall to mark Earth Hour that will include a sponsored family fun walk.

All organisations, churches and families are being encouraged to support the event by making it part of their calendars and by turning off all unnecessary power for an hour, either on the day or in the run-up to the event.

He added: "By taking part in Earth Hour, our community demonstrates a desire to shift behaviour and leave a legacy for our children and our children's children.

"However, Earth Hour is just the start. It takes more than just one hour to make a difference; it involves everyone taking a real interest in our future."

Greenrock is asking the Bermuda community to reflect on these questions:

  • What kind of future do we want?
  • What declaration of possibility can we make that has the power to transform our community and inspire us?
  • What are the crossroads we are faced with at this point in time?
  • What promises am I willing to make personally?

Mr Johnson added: "It is important not only to answer these questions as honestly as we can, but to take action to put those answers into practice."

 



Local Media Coverage:

  1. http://bermudasun.bm/Content/NEWS/Environment/Article/Use-Your-Power--Bermuda--Support-Earth-Hour/24/898/74538
  2. http://bernews.com/2014/02/use-your-power-bermuda-support-earth-hour/
Use Your Power, Bermuda: Support Earth Hour

Hamilton, Bermuda, February 3, 2014: The countdown has started towards Earth Hour 2014.

On Saturday March 29, everyone in Bermuda is being asked to turn off all their lights from

8.30pm to 9.30pm to mark Earth Hour, a global initiative involving millions of people showing

their concern for the environment.

Bermuda has taken part in Earth Hour since 2007. This year, the annual event has more

relevance for the Island than before, according to Gordon Johnson, Executive Director of

Greenrock, the organization behind the event.

“Turning off a light for one hour is clearly a symbolic gesture, “said Mr. Johnson. “It reminds us

of our ability to be less dependent upon fossil fuels. And by reducing our energy use, we benefit

immediately with reduced energy costs.

“Many residents are having a hard time right now paying all the bills. Reducing the use of

electricity, and finding alternatives, can help reduce the high cost of living in these difficult

Mr. Johnson noted that there will be a full slate of activities at City Hall and Washington Mall to

mark Earth Hour that will include a sponsored family fun walk.

All organisations, churches and families are being encouraged to support the event by making it

part of their calendars and by turning off all unnecessary power for an hour, either on the day or

in the run-up to the event.

He added: “By taking part in Earth Hour, our community demonstrates a desire to shift

behaviour and leave a legacy for our children and our children’s children.

“However, Earth Hour is just the start. It takes more than just one hour to make a difference; it

involves everyone taking a real interest in our future.”

Greenrock is asking the Bermuda community to reflect on these questions:

• What kind of future do we want? What declaration of possibility can we make

• What are the crossroads we are faced with at this point in time?

• What promises am I willing to make personally?

Mr Johnson added: “It is important not only to answer these questions as honestly as we

can, but to take action to put those answers into practice.”

that has the power to transform our community and inspire us?

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

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