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Greenrock Comments On Upcoming Budget

Greenrock Comments On Upcoming Budget

Greenrock has outlined its hopes for today’s budget, highlighting a number of things that they would like to see included. A spokesperson said, “One thing we are hoping to see is increased support for environmental education in the school system, which we think is very important for supporting STEAM learning. Additionally, we know that through... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Kudos To Dept For Starting Process’

Greenrock: ‘Kudos To Dept For Starting Process’

“We are in support of this initiative, and believe it is beneficial to both public health and the marine environment,” Greenrock‘s Executive Director Jonathan Starling said following news that the Government plans to remove 17 abandoned boats from the waters. The Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Department of Marine... Read more of this article

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters For Environment Competition

Young Reporters for the Environment [YRE] is an international competition where students identify an environmental issue of relevance to the island [including global issues with local implications], research the topic, develop a written, photo or video journalism project around the issue where they present not only their findings but their solutions... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Wider Impact On Our Ecosystem’

Greenrock: ‘Wider Impact On Our Ecosystem’

Following the Minister’s statement on importing restricted concentrated forms of glyphosate herbicide, environmental organisation Greenrock said while they are currently studying the statement, their “primary concern is that the studies completed by the Government to date only account for human health and have not looked at the wider impact... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock said they look forward to the 2017 Throne Speech ”with hope for a greater focus on renewable energy and sustainability,” saying that “in particular we hope that the challenge of climate change – the great challenge for Bermuda and humanity for the 21st Century, is front and center.”The environmental organisation... Read more of this article

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 2nd. Greenrock is reminding the members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback regarding net metering is tomorrow [July 28]. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to remind members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback... Read more of this article

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock has congratulated the Premier and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to congratulate Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory and forming the new Government. “We look forward to working with... Read more of this article

Deadline For National Fuels Policy Submission

Deadline For National Fuels Policy Submission

Greenrock is reminding the public that the deadline for submissions of responses to the National Fuels Policy currently before public consultation is tomorrow [July 7]. Greenrock said. “Greenrock would like to encourage individuals to submit responses to the National Fuels Policy currently before public consultation, and reminds the public that the... Read more of this article

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