bonnie mc glynnGreenrock is very pleased to welcome Bonnie McGlynn as interim Executive Director. Bonnie has a wealth of experience to bring to this role, particularly in education. She is a former Principal of Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, a Founding member and on the Board of KATKIDS, and heads the Education Committee of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation.

bulbWhy does our island, with the perfect conditions for solar energy, generate less than 1% of its power from the sun? The answer spans our current Energy Policy, economic incentives, and inertia.

Our integrated electricity system belongs in the past - it hasn’t really changed for 30 or 40 years; and in the meantime, technology and the economics of alternative sources of power have changed dramatically.

Abbie Trash Free squareGreenrock Eco-Schools programme manager Abbie Caldas recently shared her experiences living a trash-free lifestyle with Royal Gazette reporter Jessie Moniz Hardy.

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Imagine a life with no trash.

It's (almost) a reality for Abbie and Vinicius Caldas.

Every child in every school in Bermuda learns that the way to live more sustainably is "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". Except, apparently, in Bermuda. Sustainable living means efficient use of our resources for the long term, which makes the short term proposal by the Bermuda Government, to close our recycling plant because it is "not a money-making entity", perplexing to say the least.

Bermuda GreenrockLocal environmentalist Rachael Gosling penned this open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. It was first published on Bernews on 20-Dec-2014.

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Dear Minister,

EH 60February 18, 2015- (Hamilton, Bermuda) On March 28th, Greenrock will partner with Waterfront Properties Limited, to host the 7th Annual Celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda. For the sixth year running, the City of Hamilton will turn dark for one hour, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, in the hopes of sending a powerful message promoting a brighter future for our planet and its habitants, stressing the importance of living sustainably. The philosophy behind Earth Hour is that this singular mass movement will help to share further awareness and encourage action in protecting our ever-changing environment.

Greenrock is gearing up for this year’s Earth Hour, with the event set to include the 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run, live entertainment, vendors, fun activities, speeches and more.

“Earth Hour began in 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and has since grown to engage more than 172 countries around the world. In Bermuda, Greenrock organised the first local celebration of Earth Hour in 2008, and it has been an annual fixture on our calendar since,” a spokesperson said.

AirportArtCropDuring the summer of 2014 LookBermuda approached Greenrock about their AirportArt Project at LF Wade International Airport.

Subsequently, two anonymous donations were made in support of Greenrock through the International Charitable Fund of Bermuda for US tax payers. 

Christmas Balls

This is a lovely time year in our island home. There are few places on earth that sparkle and shine the way Bermuda does at Christmas; our balmy ocean breezes and lush foliage make the lights that decorate our homes and businesses work together to create a special kind of magic.

This is a time of celebration, of letting our family and friends know how much they mean to us, and of reflection on the year about to end and the new one that's just days away.

WaterExplorerLogoEnvironmental charity Global Action Plan [GAP] UK and HSBC in Bermuda are getting set to collaborate with Greenrock Bermuda to introduce the Water Explorer Programme to the island’s schools, an educational programme that focuses on environmental behaviour change.

The program seeks to engage 9,000 students across 11 countries over a two-year period in a student-led interactive online initiative.

internet-forumAt last, a place to have all your questions answered regarding solar energy systems in Bermuda.

A new web forum called the Bermuda Solar User Group launched this week. The aim of this forum is to create a community resource that provides answers to common questions such as how to obtain planning permission for solar systems, and how to get them interconnected to BELCO. The web forum is powered by Google Groups.

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