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Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Photos & Video: 2017 Earth Hour Celebrations

Last night, Greenrock and a number of other organisations hosted the annual celebration of Earth Hour in Bermuda, bringing the island’s people together for both fun and raising awareness of environmental issues. The evening’s featured activity was a 5K Glow Fun Walk and Run through the City of Hamilton during the “lights out” period from... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An upcoming “Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series” hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will feature the topic “Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm at St. Theresa’s Cathedral Hall in Hamilton, with the featured speaker... Read more of this article

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Earth Hour Registration To Increase At Midnight

Greenrock is reminding the public that today [March 24] is the final day for regular rates of Earth Hour registration. A spokesperson said, “Today is the last day for regular rates. If you sign up before midnight, registration will still be $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16. You will also still be able to access the special family rate... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

Restoration Of Fort Cunningham & Paget Island

A project to restore Fort Cunningham and Paget Island is being spearheaded by the Mirrors Programme as part of their 10th year celebration activities, with the collaborative project involving Mirrors, Outward Bound, Department of Youth, Sport & Recreation, Department of Parks, the Bermuda National Museum, Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful... Read more of this article

Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship

Greenrock Welcomes Energy Efficient Cargo Ship

Greenrock said they “welcome the decision by shipping firm BCL to invest in a more fuel-efficient cargo ship to replace the Oleander vessel,” adding that they “encourage them in working towards a green shipping focus.” Earlier this month the Bermuda Container Line [BCL] confirmed they signed a contract to have a new, custom,... Read more of this article

Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses

Greenrock Welcomes Shift To ‘Greener’ Buses

Greenrock said they note the “Government’s indication that it intends to shift towards a greener bus system” and “look forward to reviewing the RFP that Minister Gibbons announced; the RFP will be for electric, hybrid or Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] buses to replace the existing diesel based bus fleet.” “Greenrock does not support... Read more of this article

Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour

Video: Greenrock & Partners On Earth Hour

Greenrock provided details of this year’s Earth Hour Campaign, saying that the annual Earth Hour Celebrations will take place in Bermuda on Saturday, March 25th. “This year the event will be hosted at City Hall and the success of the initiative is largely due to the significant roles played by our partners BELCO, Corporation of Hamilton,... Read more of this article

Tsunami Warning Exercise Taking Place Today

Tsunami Warning Exercise Taking Place Today

Bermuda is joining with locations in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise today [March 21], titled CARIBE WAVE 17. A Government spokesperson said, “The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region. The 2017 exercise will... Read more of this article

Living Green Expo Rescheduled To April 29th

Living Green Expo Rescheduled To April 29th

On Saturday, March 25, Greenrock will host the International Earth Hour Campaign in Hamilton starting from City Hall at 8.30pm, while the Living Green Expo will be rescheduled to Saturday, April 29 at Somersfield Academy from 10.00am to 6.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock’s Living Green Expo will now take place on Saturday, April 29th at Somersfield... Read more of this article

Greenrock On Illegal Fishing Study & Marine EEZ

Greenrock On Illegal Fishing Study & Marine EEZ

“Bermuda’s EEZ should be protected” with a “no-take EEZ marine conservation area in the shape of a donut from at least 50 miles from the island to the outer reaches of our EEZ, an area in which all fishing and/or other environmental exploitation is banned,” Greenrock said.A spokesperson said, “The world recoiled in horror... Read more of this article

Dogipot Pet Waste Stations Back In Service

Dogipot Pet Waste Stations Back In Service

The Ministry of the Environment advises that as of 14 March, a private contractor will maintain the dogipot pet waste containers along the Railway Trail and in our National Parks.This a three-month contract and the Ministry will be reviewing the sites and inviting input from the public in a month’s time before issuing an annual contract for managing... Read more of this article

BEST Aiming For ‘Sustainable Financial Pathway’

BEST Aiming For ‘Sustainable Financial Pathway’

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they are “very grateful to those residents who responded so quickly to their appeal for financial support,” as the “investments made will allow BEST to continue critical services while they work on a sustainable financial pathway.” BEST President Stuart Hayward... Read more of this article

Greenrock Set To Host 2017 Earth Hour Events

Greenrock Set To Host 2017 Earth Hour Events

On Saturday, March 25, Greenrock will host the International Earth Hour Campaign at Hamilton for a night of activities, including the 5k Glow Fun Walk & Run, starting from City Hall at 8.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Join Greenrock in supporting the International Earth Hour Campaign on March 25. Come into Hamilton for a night of activities featuring... Read more of this article