Photos & Video: Greenrock Eco-Schools Awards

June 21, 2015

Greenrock recently hosted Bermuda’s first Eco-Schools Award Ceremony at BUEI, which highlighted the impact of the environmental programme in the schools and in our community and showcased the efforts of 10 participating schools: public and private, from preschool to college.

All the schools are working towards clear goals and 6 schools were recognized as achieving either the Green Seed Award or the internationally recognized Green Flag Award.

Greenrock Interim Executive Director, Bonnie McGlynn said, “When I joined Greenrock I was very impressed with how much the Eco-Schools Programme has achieved in less than a year of operations – this programme fills a need in our schools and has been embraced by the students, the staff and the school communities”.

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Greenrock Director, Dr Judith Landsberg said, “I have been involved with Greenrock’s schools programmes since 2009 – with the FEE Eco-Schools programme we have found a rigorous, structured approach, which we can tailor to Bermuda’s needs, and which really allows schools to explore sustainability pathways in the way which works best for them.”

Greenrock’s Eco-Schools Programme Manager, Abbie Caldas, said “I am so proud of all the hard work from students and teachers. Their enthusiasm and dedication prove their natural desire to connect with the earth and find solutions to protect it. Taking the classroom outdoors has allowed students to discover an exciting way to apply their new knowledge and skills. The next step is to take that newfound passion home and into the community.”

HSBC Corporate Secretary, Judy Doidge, said “HSBC is honoured to partner with Greenrock Bermuda a recognised representative of Foundation for Environmental Education [FEE] in Bermuda in supporting the introduction of the Eco Schools Programme into our local schools. Through this programme, teachers and students work together in promoting environmental conservation, so that it becomes a way of life.

“The programme instills in our young people the importance of protecting our island, and our world, so that they can help to ensure our environment gets better attention, and are able to exhibit this message through example to future generations. It is so important that everyone understand how vital it is that we protect our precious resources, and the implications of continuing to live in an unsustainable society”.

Representatives from Elliott Primary, West Pembroke Primary, Prospect Primary, Victor Scott Primary, Heron Bay Primary, Sandys Middle School, Bermuda College, Somersfield Academy, Warwick Academy, and Stepping Stones Preschool were all present.

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  1. “Greenrock recently host Bermuda’s first Eco-Schools Award Ceremony at the BUEI, which highlighted the impact of the environmental programme in the schools and in our community and showcased the efforts of 10 participating schools: public and private, from preschool to college. All the schools are working towards clear goals and 6 schools will be recognized as achieving either the Green Seed Award or the internationally recognized Green Flag Award.”
    This is a positive! :-)