WWE champion john layfieldFormer WWE champion and Bermuda resident John Layfield is urging people to turn out in force to show support for Earth Hour today.

Mr Layfield, who founded Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a partnership between the Family Center and Bermuda Rugby Football Union, to give children a better environment in which to do well.

EH SpidermanWith Spider-Man designated as the superhero ambassador for this year's global observance of Earth Hour, children in Bermuda are being invited to come to Saturday's Earth Hour activities in Hamilton dressed as their favourite superhero.

And the first 25 children who arrive at City Hall in costume will each receive a young cedar tree, donated by SOS Bermuda, a local charity whose mission is to protect the Island's open spaces.

Eleven local retailers have joined forces to offer discounts to shoppers during a day of activities organized to support Bermuda's observance of Earth Hour.

gordon rotary eh2014Ahead of the globally observed Earth Hour this Saturday, local sustainability advocacy group Greenrock is calling on residents to join in on the largest global action against climate change.

Earth Hour 2014 will be observed between 8:30 and 9:30pm this weekend, with more than 7,000 cities and 150 countries expected to ‘go dark’ by dousing the lights in their homes and businesses.

WIND NYTimes 20Mar2014The wind industry has gone to great lengths over the years to snap up the best properties for its farms, often looking to remote swaths of prairie or distant mountain ridges to maximize energy production and minimize community opposition.

Now, it is reaching for the sky.

Residents need to change their approach to energy to avoid falling victim to fuel poverty as prices continue to rocket, Environment Minister Marc Bean said last night.

Mr Bean noted more and more people are feeling the knock-on effect of rising global oil prices as he launched a debate on Government’s Energy White Paper in the House of Assembly.

GWA 2014 Winners

Each year, Greenrock recognizes all types of businesses, organizations and individuals for their environmental and sustainability efforts.

We're proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Green Workplace Awards.

forbesUtility companies have been looking for new regulations and higher connection charges to save them from a “death spiral” spurred by a surge in rooftop solar installations. Instead, says former (U.S.) Energy Secretary Steven Chu, they should get into the rooftop solar business.

KEMH SolarThe 1000 sq ft solar panel system installed on the roof of the new Acute Care Wing of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital is now the island’s largest solar panel system, a spokesperson said today.

“The state of the art solar plant installed by Bermuda Engineering Co. Ltd [BE Solar] for Paget Health Services comprises nearly 1000 square feet of panels to capture the energy of the sun and use it to heat water,” BHB added.

The full schedule for Earth Hour is as follows:

12:00pm – 5:00pm Living Green Expo Upper Level, Washington Mall
6:00pm Children's activities, including face painting, bouncy castle and giant Jenga City Hall Lawn
6:00pm – 7:20pm Surviving Progress, an acclaimed documentary featuring interviews with film director Martin Scorcese, anthropologist Jane Goodall and physicist Stephen Hawking Earl Cameron Theatre,
City Hall
6:00pm-7:30pm Reading corner - Bermuda National Library hosts a reading to enlighten children through fun stories about how they can do their part to conserve energy and minimize their waste  City Hall
6:45pm Bermuda Yoga and Horizon Health yoga and Pilates classes City Hall Lawn
7:30pm Rebecca Faulkenberry and Reeve Carney, stars of Broadway's Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark City Hall Lawn
7:30pm-9:30pm Performances by In Motion dancers, Rock Fire, Island Teaser, DanceSations and TROIKA as well as spoken word artist Tiffany Paynter; ecoRUNWAY trash fashion show by Bermuda High School for Girls City Hall steps
8:30pm-9:30pm Walk of Flame celebrating Earth Hour begins and ends at City Hall


Nice coverage of Greenrock's Savings for Seniors project in today's End to End supplement of the Royal Gazette.

Savings for Seniors helps senior citizens to reduce their electricity bills. The project is a partnership between Greenrock and Age Concern and was made possible by a generous grant in 2013 from Catlin End-to-End Bermuda.

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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