household-waste

According to the Department of Works and Engineering Bermuda is one of the world’s highest per capita waste generators. We produce approximately 100,000 tonnes of waste annually, or somewhere around 1.5 tonnes per person, per year, ....

biobox_water_2The Government is planning to construct several new reverse osmosis plants around the Island to battle the water shortage we seem to get every year.

I was wondering if you thought that this was the best strategy to take?

MRF recycling belt

Recycling has been going on in the background of Bermuda’s tapestry since the early ’90s, but it has had its ups and downs along the way. Local sceptics have even questioned whether it actually occurs.

netmetering.gif The situation for those wishing to connect Solar Panels to the grid is changing all the time. This month, the Energy and Telecommunications ministry circulated Belco's proposed interconnection agreement and asked for comments.

The newly formed energy commission will then be able to consider those comments and make changes to Belco's proposed agreement to the benefit of all. When this agreement is approved you will be able to connect your panels or wind turbine to the grid and receive credit for the power you generate.

rotaryclub.jpg"Changing the Mindset"

A Speech to the Hamilton Rotary Club, September 9, 2008

On September 9, 2008, Greenrock President Andrew Vaucrosson delivered a speech to the members of the Hamilton Rotary Club and the local press. In it, he outlined the principles and importance of sustainable development in Bermuda, and discussed some of Greenrock's current and future initiatives. He also encouraged those attending to get involved in helping to develop Government's policies and to make changes of their own for a sustainable future ...

netmetering-simple_diagram.gif A ray of sunlight for Bermuda's stalled solar industry.

The recent announcement from BELCo that they are ready to move ahead with Net-metering was welcomed by Greenrock. There has been much discussion of this issue in public and it is good to finally see some activity and the legal framework coming into place to allow us to contribute to the environment in a positive way. 

You will be allowed to install a system of up to 10KW on this price basis. A 10KW  system is enough for an average family home (you would generate approx 1000-1500 Kwh/month). On this basis, you would be able to repay your investment in renewable technology a 7-10 years and could then expect to receive free electricity for a further 15+ years from this point, as well as reducing carbon emission by up to 10 tons annually.

speak_up2.jpg State Your Opinion - 2008 Bermuda Development Plan Draft

During this public consultation period of the 2008 Bermuda (Development) Plan Draft, Greenrock encourages all Bermudians to review the document. Greenrock will collect these public opinions so that they can be presented to the Department of Planning.

water_globe.jpg Better for You, Better for Bermuda

Back in March 2008, the Bermuda End-to-End Foundation provided us the funding to run a series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) around the challenge of changing consumer usage of disposable shopping bags and single use, plastic drinking bottles. (see March 2008 article)

morgans_pt.gifSouthlands Move to Morgan’s Point

Greenrock’s Response - April 9, 2008

Greenrock is pleased by the swap of Southlands for Morgan’s Point and believes this compromise truly represents a ‘win-win-win’ scenario for all the parties involved in this deal:

Green home

The Department of Energy tells us that every kilowatt hour of electricity generated in Bermuda pumps 751 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This amounted to approximately 6.5 metric tons of CO2 per residential customer in 2007 (see the 2009 Energy Green Paper).

trevortodd1.jpgGreenrock was delighted to be selected by Trevor Todd as a recipient of the proceeds from his charity art show and auction at Blu Bar and Grill,  Belmont Hills. Greenrock received a cheque for $500 from Mr. Todd for our “Changing the Mindset” fund.

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