stilinthetunnelA demonstration was held by B.E.S.T on March 20, 2007 at the proposed Southlands hotel site in an effort to show the scale of the project in terms that everyone can understand. Protesters held signs showing the points of entry and exit for the proposed tunnel on South Shore.
See the video of the event with comments from some of the people who were there.

View the Southlands Tunnel Video

greenercars.comHow Green is Your Car?

Did you ever wonder how "green" is the car you are driving today. GreenerCars.org provides an "environmental guide to cars and trucks." Check out this years best and worst performers or subscribe to the Green Book Online to get access to all available research.

It's an essential point to research before you buy your next car.

www.greenercars.org

The European Commission has urged its members to sign an unprecedented common energy policy, unveiling a plan to diversify the bloc's energy sources.

Read More - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6247199.stm

sd-rings A special development order (SDO) is a form of planning permission that is granted by the Minister of the Environment instead of the Development Applications Board. The approval can be for in principle or for final approval.

China’s most magnificent structure-the Great Wall commenced around 20 centuries ago, when Emperor Qui Shi Hang first unified China in the year 221 BC. And the sole reason to erect this colossal wall was to prohibit nomads that crossed the border. However, it was a rough task to construct this gigantic Wall. It took over 10 years, hundreds of thousands of laborers, mostly political detainees, and great discipline to finish the task.

tempchange"Members in the House of Assembly from both political parties are showing what may be a bipartisan willingness to work on the issue of global warming."

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Greenrock founder and president Erin Moran recently gave an interview for the Mid Ocean News in which she talks about Greenrock's beginnings, and it's current role and direction in the community. It's available on the Royal Gazette web site or here in pdf format.

Read it on the web.

Download the pdf.

Totota PriusEnviro-rental Cars

Next time you find yourself on the way to the west coast of the U.S. consider renting a car with a low environmental impact.

EV Rental (www.evrental.com) Rents out hybrid vehicles in California, Arizona and Nevada. Cars include the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic hybrid and the Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV.

To date we have not been able to find any other renter in the U.S. that provides hybrids, so if you find one please let us know!

Government recently announced that the new acute care hospital site will be in the Botanical Gardens. This plan would call for bulldozing 10 acres of the beautiful gardens.

Do you oppose this plan? If so, please write to the Premier, your local MP, the Minister of Health and Family Services, the Bermuda Hospitals Board, the Sustainable Development Unit, the Sustainable Development Round Table, the Leader of the Opposition and the media.

 

southlandsA video produced by marketing communications company Dana Communications is available on the web which shows some detail of the scale and concept of the Southlands development. In particular it shows some of the existing natural formations before showing what is planned to replace them.

View it here

Greenrock AGM & Renewable Energy Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out to the AGM on Tues. Sept 26th. You can download the presentations from the meeting here in pdf format. Greenrock's Annual Report will be posted here soon.

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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