wv1_23687801It's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and Bermuda's small business spirit is being encouraged.

The week will feature a number of activities to further the entrepreneurship theme.

wv1_23498501The City Market, which has grown in popularity over the years after first starting out as the Farmers' Market, opens up again this month at the Bull's Head Car Park on Saturday mornings.

Green Ventures (Bermuda) Ltd - logo The recent release of the Department of Energy’s ‘Research Report’ on energy in Bermuda reveals some encouraging figures on Bermudians desire to be energy efficient.

LED Tube LightingSmaller businesses are taking energy conservation into their own hands and trying out different ways to lower their electricity bills.

Sarah Vallis, the office manager at Vallis & Hayward Ltd., the company that maintains the Vallis and International buildings in the City of Hamilton, has been taking such measures.

PermacultureBasics In these fast-paced times, we may often find ourselves wondering what can be done about all the destruction and waste which occurs in the name of progress.

How do we, as individuals, contribute positively to our situation in this life?

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Halloween may be over, but vampires and phantoms are still lurking around your home. No, this isn't some ghost hunter's special only for old haunted houses, this affects every home — as long as you are plugged in, energy vampires will be sucking your blood. Well, more like your hard earned money.

One of the biggest threats to your way of life is not gang violence, hurricanes or health related issues, but it is the cost and supply of energy. All it takes is a prolonged blackout or protracted rise in oil prices to cause severe economic, social and environmental disruption.

wv1_23718601Bermuda's retailers have reacted guardedly to proposals from Government to phase out the use of plastic bags.

The idea, raised during the Throne Speech, was expanded upon in the House of Assembly by new Deputy Premier Derrick Burgess, who called plastic bags a menace to Bermuda's environment.

Elliot Students from Elliot Primary show off all the trash they picked up to help make Bermuda a cleaner place.

As we begin the new school year, it's a good time to start encouraging our children to embrace a green environment.

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A Better Choice for Bermuda

GREENROCK SAYS: On our website, we have many articles about smart, alternative transportation in Bermuda. By not being a major car market in the eyes of the manufacturers, we have little choice but to accept the types of cars made available to this market.

recyclenew  Here in Bermuda, we hope you are recycling your cans and bottles into the blue bags each week. This program has proved successful for Bermuda, but looking at other small jurisdictions, we can still see Bermuda is well behind many other countries in recycling.

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