Photo by Paul Goyette

I doubt there’s a kid on the island who doesn’t look forward to the simple childhood pleasures that characterise Halloween: dressing up, thrilling games and activities and, of course, a copious supply of candy.

Initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, Halloween is a time to celebrate Earth's bounty.

Blue HaloThe Sustainable Development Department will host a panel discussion on a proposed marine reserve later this month.

The proposal, called the "Bermuda Blue Halo" by supporters, could cover a massive portion of Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

norma thomson

Norma Thomson grew up in Guatemala where it was normal to re-use and recycle everything you could. She has always promoted green initiatives for a healthy environment. In 2011, Greenrock named her as the Green Champion of the year for greening the Bacardi headquarters where she worked. In March of this year, Norma opened Nonna's kitchen on Bermudiana Road.

illegal dumpingCrisis point is reached as abandoned cars and other garbage are left behind

CCTV cameras will be installed around the waste facility next to the airport to tackle a new wave of illegal dumping.

The brazen fly tipping over the last few weeks has seen burned out cars, construction materials, air conditioning units and furniture simply abandoned at the entrance to the Government-run dump in the long term car park.

IMG 0705Saltus-KBBgrpWOn September 21st, joined by Saltus mascot "Sammy the Knight," over 50 Saltus staff, students and their families came together to clean up John Smith's Bay as part of the  KBB Island-wide Clean Up. 

tuckerspointTime is running out for eco-friendly businesses to enter this year's Green Workplace Awards.

The third annual Greenrock competition will reward firms that go the extra mile for the sake of the environment.

For the past two years Greenrock has celebrated companies who have made changes in the office to promote sustainability.

The deadline for entries is October 15, final submissions are due December 1.


Greenrock is pleased to announce The 3rd Annual Green Workplace Awards

A 'green' office is cheaper to run, healthier for employees, more resilient in the face of changing costs and better for the planet. To recognize companies who do an outstanding job of 'greening' their operations, Greenrock, in partnership with The Bottom Line Magazine, is launching the Third Annual Green Workplace Awards. Registration is accepted online until October 15th; final submissions are due December 7th.

global-warmingGlobal warming could have a significant and direct impact on the Island and its residents, according to environmental group Greenrock.

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that average sea levels will rise between 26cm and 82cm by the end of the century as a result of global warming, and that man has been the dominant influence on climate change.

turtleChicken of the sea was the brand made famous by an unaware celebrity who confused tuna with (swimming) poultry. Thankfully, the disconnect between the spoils of the ocean and consumers is not nearly as great in Bermuda. Interestingly though, the Blue Halo public consultation initiated by the Government of Bermuda has evoked a wide range of opinions.

Judith Oct2013Earlier this week former Premier Dr David Saul claimed that establishing a large marine reserve around Bermuda would be 'economic suicide' because of the untapped potential for ocean-bed mining.

But why would we gamble on a slim possibility of mining in the future and put at risk our greatest assets?

Nick Clegg to unveil new 5p cost of bags in supermarkets and large stores to cut use of environmentally damaging products.

Shoppers will have to pay a 5p charge on every plastic bag they use in plans to be announced by Nick Clegg.

The deputy prime minister will unveil the move next week during the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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