Greenrock commends the Department of Energy for holding the 2016 Energy Summit, the island's second ever, which was held on Wednesday, June 29th.

airport-solar-projectThe Ministries of Economic Development and Public Works of the Government of Bermuda are in the process of developing an RFQ and RFP for the development of a utility-scale solar photo-voltaic installation on ‘the Finger’ at the L.F. Wade International Airport. The closing date for applications is Saturday, December 31, 2016.

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beachfestBermuda’s Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration, hosted by The Chewstick Foundation, is one of Bermuda’s largest events; held annually on Emancipation Day during the festive Cup Match holiday period. Chewstick’s goal, in hosting the event, which they started to do around 9 years ago, was to bring the scattered groups of friends and families together, uniting everyone in one large event, instead of many disconnected gatherings.

pitcairn islandsThe creation of the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pitcairn Islands represents a missed opportunity for Bermuda to blaze the trail in ocean conservation.

This is the view of Chris Flook who, in his former role as a consultant for the Pew Foundation, worked with Government to create such a reserve in Bermuda in 2013.

The reserve in Pitcairn designated by the UK Government this month has been praised by the Pew Charitable Trusts as well as the National Geographic Society, who joined with local elected body the Pitcairn Island Council in submitting a proposal calling for the reserve.

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Government has finally released the results to the Blue Halo public consultation that was held last year.

The Future of Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) report dated 11-Nov-2014 is the outcome of the public consultation which took place between Sep 3 and Oct 31, 2013. It is published by the Sustainable Development Department of Bermuda Government.

WaterExplorerLogoEnvironmental charity Global Action Plan [GAP] UK and HSBC in Bermuda are getting set to collaborate with Greenrock Bermuda to introduce the Water Explorer Programme to the island’s schools, an educational programme that focuses on environmental behaviour change.

The program seeks to engage 9,000 students across 11 countries over a two-year period in a student-led interactive online initiative.

jeremy-deacon[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] This is a real bug bear of mine and I find it difficult to see why it is dragging on for so long.

I know it causes incredible controversy and stirs up emotions in Bermuda but to me [and many others as well] it is a no-brainer.

It is the Blue Halo – an idea stunning in its simplicity that would put Bermuda on the world stage while at the same time enhancing our attraction as a tourist destination.

Abbie Trash Free squareGreenrock Eco-Schools programme manager Abbie Caldas recently shared her experiences living a trash-free lifestyle with Royal Gazette reporter Jessie Moniz Hardy.


Imagine a life with no trash.

It's (almost) a reality for Abbie and Vinicius Caldas.

Gorhams SolarBusinesses that put solar-generated electricity into the Belco grid are finally to be paid for their power.

Belco CEO Walter Higgins yesterday revealed that the firm's proposal to the Energy Commission to set up a temporary pay back scheme had been approved.

Bermuda GreenrockLocal environmentalist Rachael Gosling penned this open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. It was first published on Bernews on 20-Dec-2014.


Dear Minister,

It is exciting to report that, in just three years, planning and building applications for solar energy have increased 253 percent from 56 applications in 2010 to 142 in 2013.

Even more exciting is that all of these applications have been driven by the property owner.

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