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Greenrock Holds School Awards Ceremony

Greenrock Holds School Awards Ceremony

Greenrock held its School Awards Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year on World Oceans Day, Thursday, June 8th. Hosted by lead donor HSBC, the Awards Ceremony recognised the successes and participations of schools in two of Greenrock’s environmental education programmes, Eco-Schools and Water Explorers. The awards ceremony featured guest speaker... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

World Oceans Day: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Today, Thursday June 8th, is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and focusing on marine sustainability. The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’. Additionally, the action focus for this year is ‘encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future’. Greenrock... Read more of this article

Greenrock To Host First ‘Eco-Camp’ In July

Greenrock To Host First ‘Eco-Camp’ In July

Greenrock will be holding their first ever summer camp throughout July, with an aim to connect participants with Bermuda’s environment and raise awareness about sustainability issues relevant to Bermuda. It will provide campers with the opportunity to actively protect the environment, including conservation activities such as protecting our coastlines... Read more of this article

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday [June 1] that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with Bermuda environmental organisation Greenrock saying that while they are still reflecting on the repercussions of the USA’s decision, their “initial thoughts are that of extreme disappointment.” The deal,... Read more of this article

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Greenrock said they are “concerned about the creeping commercialisation of areas outside of the five beaches plan of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” “Under the existing plan only five beaches are designated for development and concessions – Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

Greenrock: Bermuda At An “Energy Crossroads”

Greenrock: Bermuda At An “Energy Crossroads”

Greenrock has acknowledged BELCO’s statement, saying that “it comes as no surprise that the existing plant is nearing the end of its life and that BELCO desperately needs to replace it – this was made clear in their 2012 North Power Station plan.” A spokesperson said, “At the same time, the reality of human induced climate... Read more of this article

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

A team of Artex employees participated in a charitable event, sponsored by Greenrock, a registered Bermuda charity that focuses on environmental education and wider sustainability issues. Artex provided both the financial assistance and hands-on labor to build an eco-school garden, including sweet potatoes and fruit trees, at West Pembroke Primary School,... Read more of this article

Greenrock On Relocation Plan For Sea Turtles

Greenrock On Relocation Plan For Sea Turtles

“Greenrock was surprised by the announcement to capture and relocate sea turtles from the Great Sound for May and June, it is certainly an interesting initiative, and one that raises some questions for consideration,” Greenrock Executive Director Jonathan Starling said. Earlier this month the Government said that in “anticipation of intense... Read more of this article

Greenrock & BEST Decide Against Formal Merger

Greenrock & BEST Decide Against Formal Merger

Facilitated by the Centre on Philanthropy’s Collaboration Taskforce, discussions between Greenrock and BEST have continued in recent weeks. “A range of options have been considered that would allow them to work together on environmental sustainability issues of vital interest to both organizations. Greenrock and BEST have, however, concluded... Read more of this article

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

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

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