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August update on Eco-Schools from Programme Manager Abbie Caldas.

At the close of the 2013/2014 school year, we have successfully engaged with eight schools to reach step 2 of 7 within the Eco-Schools framework.

In the winter, we participated in various public outreach events: presenting at Pecha Kucha, visiting a school's Earth Hour event, and participating in BZS's Environmental Youth Conference.

2014-07-01-solarpowerbarbados-thumb1"Energy independence is not just temporarily producing enough of our own fossil fuels to get by. Real energy independence is freeing ourselves from the addiction to the fossil fuels which are destroying our environment and leaving our economy a hostage to events beyond our borders."

This statement is taken from a recent article in the Huffington Post entitled Why Tiny Barbados Is Beating Us on the Road to Green Energy.

Greenrock welcomes Belco's announcement in the Royal Gazette on Friday 13th of June that they have developed an integrated resource plan (IRP) which includes the extensive use of solar power, a reduction in Bermuda's carbon footprint, and a reduction in our reliance on fossil fuels.

Below is a video of the Pecha Kucha Bermuda Presentation given by Greenrock's Eco-Schools Programme Manager, Abbie Caldas on Feb 20, 2014.

The presentation transcript is available for download here.

closet door with key1In Bermuda's humid environment, closet heaters are considered a 'must-have', but have you ever wondered how much it costs to use them? They don't appear in the Belco efficiency guide, or in any of the Government energy efficiency fact sheets, so they must be energy efficient — right?

Wrong!

strawsonbeachIt is the middle of summer: we may have got past Cup Match and Beachfest, but there is a lot of summer to go. Go ahead, kick back and have fun! Global warming? Great – the weather is gorgeous, sunshine is guaranteed! ... But seriously, here are some ways to enjoy summer while still keeping your conscience clear when it comes to our environment.

blue-halo-2014"What's the deal with the Bermuda Triangle?" - many Bermudians will agree that this is one of the most frequently asked questions by non-Bermudians to Bermudians or residents when they find out where we are from.

A new study of Bermuda's offshore wind has concluded that it is a viable source of renewable energy for Bermuda.

The report states "The results from our wind energy model show that offshore wind energy is an economically viable option. Our calculated LCOE of $0.261/kWh is significantly lower than the price of electricity paid by consumers. A demonstration of our spatial analysis model shows that, for our chosen set parameters, it is possible to site a 100 MW wind farm on the Bermuda platform with minimal risk to marine habitat and fisheries."

electricity-cashEarlier this month, Government's Energy Commission approved Belco's proposal to change the existing fixed facilities charge to a graduated facilities charge. The change, which affects residential customers, comes into effect next month. If you currently pay more than $324 for electricity each month, get ready to see your monthly bill increase by $16.50 or $42. If you currently pay less than $197 monthly, you should see your bill reduce by $8 or $18.

AbbieGreenrock's Abbie Caldas joined almost 100 representatives from 60 countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month.

Greenrock today [20-May-2014] announced that the Vice Chair for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), Ms. Lourdes Diaz, is visiting Bermuda this week for a series of meetings. Eco-Schools is a schools-based initiative for sustainable living that involves the whole school community through fun, action oriented programmes ...

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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