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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The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since 2007, so he was visited again earlier this year for an exclusive update on the project, including the first ever video recorded of the Solar Roadways prototype

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Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) is urging all residential and commercial customers take steps to conserve energy from now until the Cup Match holiday. Through 28 July, BELCO will be doing maintenance work on several engines, while the process of commissioning its three new gas turbine engines continues.

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Objective of the Green School Project: To work in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Energy to make Elliot Primary Bermuda’s first “Green School”. To create a template that can be used by other Bermuda schools; and which can be used by Greenrock as the basis of a “Green School Accreditation” Program.

A Bermuda Environmental Alliance Production

Bermuda's Sargasso Sea marine algae could revolutionize the fuel of the future. Scientists are a step closer to uncovering the most productive algae in Bermuda to make Biodiesel.

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A solar panel used to heat hot water tanks has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Bermuda market.

The Silmline Solar Thermal Collector Hot Water System, which was designed by Solar Bermuda Ltd. in partnership with vendor and overseas partner Heliodyne, is a modification on the original model which was launched about five years ago.

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Do you ever wonder what life will be like in Bermuda 10, 20, or even 50 years from now? Will we still be heavily dependent on foreign oil to fuel our vehicles and generate electricity? Will anyone know what a Bermuda orange, peach or watermelon looks or taste like?

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Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) kicked off its campaign to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter within the City of Hamilton, with July 2nd being proclaimed Cigarette Litter Prevention Day by Charles Gosling, Mayor of the City of Hamilton. At Friday night Happy Hour hosted by the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, volunteers from the BePro group handed out KBB-branded pocket ashtrays to the crowd.

Sustainability

Recently the Government’s Sustainable Development Committee provided an open forum for discussion of the BP Oil Spill at BUEI. Moderator for the evening, Mr. Richard Winchell provided an overview of the panelists and their views. Overall the group was cautiously optimistic that Bermuda will not be drastically affected.

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As part of our annual recycling effort, Bermuda Yellow Pages will be collecting the 2009/2010 Bermuda Telephone Directories in Hamilton on four days.

 

Aug 18th & 19th (Rain Date: Aug 20th)

Aug 25th & 26th (Rain Date: Aug 27th)

Planting for the future: The Greenrock team plant a tree at Elliot Primary School to thank graduating students for their help and encouragement in going green.

Children at Elliot ­Primary School will be ­encouraged to spread the word as they grow up green.

Work is well under way to name the primary school in Hermitage Road, Devonshire, as Bermuda’s first green school.

Environmental charity Greenrock is working in partnership with the ­Ministry of Education and the Department of Energy to introduce a whole host of eco-friendly projects.

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


Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org