Greenrock welcomes Belco's announcement in the Royal Gazette on Friday 13th of June that they have developed an integrated resource plan (IRP) which includes the extensive use of solar power, a reduction in Bermuda's carbon footprint, and a reduction in our reliance on fossil fuels.

closet door with key1In Bermuda's humid environment, closet heaters are considered a 'must-have', but have you ever wondered how much it costs to use them? They don't appear in the Belco efficiency guide, or in any of the Government energy efficiency fact sheets, so they must be energy efficient — right?

Wrong!

blue-halo-2014"What's the deal with the Bermuda Triangle?" - many Bermudians will agree that this is one of the most frequently asked questions by non-Bermudians to Bermudians or residents when they find out where we are from.

reef-watchDoing your part to help protect Bermuda’s coral reefs has never been easier and on Saturday, June 28, the Bermuda Zoological Society, with the support of lead sponsor Hiscox, will host Reef Watch 2014, a community environmental monitoring project that examines the health of Bermuda’s coral reef systems.

When an environmental sustainable development programme was first implemented in a failing school with a high dropout rate in Puerto Rico, few knew what kind of impact it would have on the students in that community.

5gyresBeauty product microbeads — they are pretty, they make your skin tingle, they could be destroying the environment.

The tiny plastic beads that have become popular additions to body washes, facial scrubs and shampoos have become the target of a new crusade conducted by environmental awareness group 5 Gyres Institute.

electricity-cashEarlier this month, Government's Energy Commission approved Belco's proposal to change the existing fixed facilities charge to a graduated facilities charge. The change, which affects residential customers, comes into effect next month. If you currently pay more than $324 for electricity each month, get ready to see your monthly bill increase by $16.50 or $42. If you currently pay less than $197 monthly, you should see your bill reduce by $8 or $18.

el-hierro-windfarm1The smallest of the Canary Islands will become the first island to be fully powered by wind and water when it opens a new wind farm this summer.

Around 10,000 people live on El Hierro, the most southern of the Spanish islands, and when the wind plant is switched on it will take the strong winds that whip of the cliffs and mountains of the volcanic island and power it.

Greenrock today [20-May-2014] announced that the Vice Chair for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), Ms. Lourdes Diaz, is visiting Bermuda this week for a series of meetings. Eco-Schools is a schools-based initiative for sustainable living that involves the whole school community through fun, action oriented programmes ...

kerosene lamp india"Upgrading to electricity" is not a phrase most industrialized world denizens think about much, given that it happened a century ago. For 20 percent of people on earth, though, the electric grid isn't making it to their slums and rural villages—not any time soon. Instead they rely on smelly, smoky, eye-stinging kerosene lamps for feeble light at night.

But solar panels don't require connection to the rest of the electric grid, and their prices are dropping.

airport-dumpThe Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works is advising the public of changes to the tipping fees for the Marsh Folly Composting Facility and the Airport Waste Management Facility which will come into effect on July 1, 2014.

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