AbbieGreenrock's Abbie Caldas joined almost 100 representatives from 60 countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month.

The expansion of shale resource extraction encompasses several interrelated elements, including exploration risk, infrastructure project risk, and the risks associated with new or enlarged trade flows and the significant financing needs associated with each stage.

ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan on Tuesday to create the world's largest marine preserve, significantly expanding a remote region of the Pacific Ocean where drilling, fishing and other commercial activities are prohibited.

Obama announced the proposal in a video at the U.S. State Department's Our Ocean conference in Washington.

e2oIt's the heat of summer and the last thing you feel like doing is hopping into your boiling oven of a car.

What if your car had the ability to cool down before you got in?

The newly launched Mahindra Reva e2o is not only an eco-conscious option but has technology to make life easier and more comfortable.

Grease BallsGovernment has provided further details on the progress being made in order to stop the appearance of sewage on South Shore beaches.

Among the measures are "significant improvements" to the Tynes Bay septage facility, which are being planned and implemented, and "visiting engineers" will be weighing in on the feasibility of current proposals for a waste water treatment facility, according to a Government spokeswoman.

Full Article in the Royal Gazette

linedrykidI'm writing this article on a lazy Sunday morning here in Bermuda after a night of fireworks, thunderstorms and heavy rains. The thunderstorms and heavy rains are not that unusual on a muggy July evening in Bermuda.

As for the fireworks, it isn't what you expect, considering it was the July 4th weekend.

RichardBransonI've decided to begin this week's article with a bit of a quiz to try to make sure you are all awake and paying attention.

Let me give you the names of eight of our neigbours to the south and let's see if you can guess what they all have in common: Aruba, The British Virgin Islands, the Colombian Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and Turks & Caicos?

The Health Ministry has announced water quality at all beaches tested on the island is "well within the safety standards for swimming".

Checks were made on all south shore beaches each day this week, according to a spokeswoman, and all beaches passed.

Carbon War Room logoThe Carbon War Room has been named NGO of the Year in the 2014 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards —the largest sustainability awards in Europe.

The award recognised the War Room's impact over the past year, especially in maritime shipping and island economies, as well as its potential for even greater impact in the future.

Abbie at UNA member of Greenrock Bermuda joined almost 100 representatives from 60 other countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen.

Abbie Caldas, manager for the Bermuda Eco-Schools programme, took part in a conference designed to address environmental education and worldwide sustainability.

Bermuda GreenrockThroughout our long history most Bermudians have had an intuitive understanding of the fact that if you protect the land and water around you, the land and water will return the favour.

In fact, Bermuda has always been something of a trailblazer when it comes to the preservation and conservation of its environment. The Island introduced some of the earliest measures in the Western Hemisphere to safeguard both its terrestrial and marine ecosystems, ensuring the "most prodigious and enchanted place" discovered by survivors of the Sea Venture wreck remained just that way.

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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