global_warming.jpgA report on 'The Impact of Climate Change of Bermuda' forecasts stronger hurricanes and extensive flooding.
 
Up to 14 percent of the Island's land area could soon be at risk of flooding during high tides, while sea level rise and increased storm intensity will also threaten coastal areas.  Premier Ewart Brown highlighted the findings of the report, by Dr. Anne Glasspool, to MPs in the House of Assembly yesterday. 

diy_solar_collector2.jpgMost of us know that Bermuda's building environment as it exists today is almost totally unsustainable. It does not use any significant amount of local materials, whilst those building materials which are considered waste after a project is completed or are eventually replaced, end up in the land fill at the airport dump or are burned in the incinerator, due to the lack of any significant industrial recycling scheme on the island. Built with very little mandated attention to efficiency, buildings on the island are almost completely reliant on imported energy as well. Additionally, construction labor is very expensive due to the high cost of living on the island.

Food Inc posterLast Friday, I went to see Greenrock's first screening of Food, Inc. at BUEI. It's a movie that "lifts the veil" on the American food industry and a must see for anyone that aspires to be an intelligent and ethical consumer. The film makes the point that the way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years, than in the last 10,000 – and that although food has never been so cheap (an arguable benefit), it has also never been so nutrient poor and calorie-rich.

networkworld.jpgBF&M Ltd. is doing its bit for the environment by making the company's upcoming annual report fully electronic in a bid to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Bermuda as a community. 

energy.jpgGovernment urged to lead by example with green options.

Sustainability group Greenrock is urging Government to adopt alternative technologies in transport and building design as it finalises a White Paper on Energy. The sustainable development group welcomed the Throne Speech announcement of a White Paper but said Government should lead by example in these areas.

rgtuckerspointsolar.jpgIt's already a luxury resort, but it now boasts the largest passive, solar-thermal hot water installation on the Island 

And yesterday Tucker's Point Club House was commended for turning to renewable energy in order to produce hot water. 

The passive solar technology means that sunlight is used to harness energy without the use of active mechanical systems and with little use of other energy sources. 

byobaward.pngGreenrock earns US advertising award.

A Bermuda sustainable development group has won a US advertising award for its 'BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle and Bag' campaign. Greenrock and marketing agency Proverb were presented with a Public Service Merit Award at the Ad Club of Greater Boston's 49th Annual Francis W Hatch Awards.

lightwriting1.jpgUS Consulate announces climate video contest

The US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has launched its second annual interactive video contest, "Change Your Climate, Change Our World”.

People all over the world ages 14 and older are invited to submit videos, no more than two minutes in length, containing any form of artistic expression including, but not limited to, dance, spoken word, poetry and song. This contest is a call for engagement and action.

PlanetShifter websiteGreen light Greenrock

Greenrock President Andrew Vaucrosson talks to PlanetShifter’s Willi Paul about fundraising in an uncertain economy, the challenges Greenrock faces in trying to raise awareness of sustainability issues, and practicing what he preaches day to day.

1. With so much economic uncertainty in your country and world, how is greenrock.org doing on the financial front? Any advice to other groups?

Environment bulbEnergy is going off track

Are we moving in the right direction with our energy planning? If this question was asked five years ago, we would probably say quite easily, 'No.' There was a complete disconnect between Belco's apparent business strategy based on increasing or not increasing consumption of fossil fuels, and any articulated energy strategy or regulation being proposed by Government.

Obesity on the rise Early this month, Greenrock launched its new Healthy Harvest Bermuda initiative. As a charity focused on raising awareness of sustainability issues, Greenrock looks not only at environmental concerns, but also at those that affect sustainable development. The health of the nation is part of that.

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