Fall 2012 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –
• Corey Eddy, a PhD Candidate of the University of Massachusetts, talks about the 14 species of shark found in Bermuda waters
• Department of Conservation Services Summer Student, Miguel Mejias, gives an overview of his work on tropicbird breeding success.
• Claire Jessey, Entomologist and Plant Protection Officer, continues to help us identify some of the more common citrus pests in the continuation of this two-part article.
• See the planting calendar to get a head start on what to plant this Fall.

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Summer 2012 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –

• Department of Conservations’ Biodiversity Officer, Alison Copeland talks to us about fees and offences regarding the Protected Species.
• In ‘Beds, Paths and Beyond…You made your bed now PLANT it!’ Aaron Lutkin, Department of Environmental Protection, gives important points on planting your square foot garden.
• Are pests invading your citrus trees? Claire Jessey, Entomologist and Plant Protection Officer, helps us identify some of the more common citrus pest in this two part article.
• See the planting calendar to get a head start on what to plant this Summer.

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VegetarianSociety_logoThe Vegetarian Society of Bermuda produces seasonal newsletters (x4) each year, The Veggie Table, highlighting their local efforts, recipes, tips and other information about what it means -- and takes -- to be vegetarian in Bermuda.

 

Spring 2012 edition of Envirotalk courtesy of the Department of Environmental Protection.

In this issue –

• Curator of the Bermuda Natural History Museum, Dr. Robbie Smith, talks about our shifting shore line and the exciting discovery at Jobson’s Cove.
• Mica Murray-Caines, offers some details on the Agricultural Exhibition which will take place this coming April.
• Community gardens are taking shape on Bermuda’s city limits, Greenrock’s Heathly Harvest Director, Omari Dill talks about this ongoing project.
• The BIOS Bermuda Air Quality Programme is detailed by Associate Scientist and Programme Manager, Andrew Peters.
• Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! Farmer Carlos Amaral offers upsome growing tips on this luscious red fruit.
• See the Spring planting calendar to get a head on what to plant this spring.

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RG_image_BELCOA proposal by Belco to raise electricity rates was slashed by the Energy Commission.

The company had asked for base residential rates to be increased by 3.5 percent every year until 2014 the Commission approved an increase only for usage over 700 kWh this year.

The approved schedule does allow rate increases for small commercial and demand services in 2013.

EH_2012_event_photoOn Saturday night [Mar.31], Bermuda joined with over 130 countries in celebrating Earth Hour, which encourages people to turn off their lights to serve as a visual reminder on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.

EH_2009_Front_St_imageEach year, Greenrock and its partners in the Earth Hour Council aim to engage with as many local businesses and properties in Bermuda to participate in Earth Hour.

Our Business Participation Agreement outlines why this global event is important and asks everyone – from property owners, facilities managers, employees – to turn off all non-essential lights in the workplace for Earth Hour (31-Mar, 8:30 – 9:30 PM). 

PureNERGY__earthhour_imageVisitors to Greenrock's Earth Hour Expo 2012 on Saturday, March 31 are being offered a discount courtesy of PureNERGY!

Details are: select a PureNERGY solar-energy system for your home or business and get more than just a powerful solar system.

JudithGreenrock president Judith Landsberg calls herself an enthusiastic trier of green technology, even if it doesn't always go so well in its infancy.

Her electric pedal bike is her pride and joy, but the light-emitting diodes her family once installed in the den didn't actually produce enough light to read by, and the solar-powered shower produced cold water on a grey day.

EH2011_CityHall_smallThe City of Hamilton today announced, as part of the observance and celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday March 31, 2012, all non-essential lights in Hamilton will be turned off. Making the announcement was Mayor of Hamilton, Charles Gosling.

HealthyHarvest_volunteers_SLGround was broken this week on the first Healthy Harvest community garden and many more could follow throughout the Island as Greenrock uses the project to revive interest in local food production and consumption.

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