Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

July 22, 2017

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 the new Government with the aim of developing a sustainable Bermuda for all. In particular we are hopeful that the new Government will make addressing the challenge of climate change central to their actions, including a focus on transitioning away from fossil fuels.

“Climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century and there is an urgent need for action across all Ministries and sectors of Bermuda.

“We also look forward to seeing the new Government make material progress on the following initiatives, outlined in their election platform:

  • A National Infrastructure Plan;
  • Support for renewable energy initiatives;
  • The proposed Green Paper on:
  1. Establishing mandatory recycling programmes;
  2. A charge on single-use bags; and
  3. A beverage container deposit system
  • Energy equality;
  • The conversion of the Government’s fleet of light vehicles to hybrid and electric vehicles;
  • The expansion of community gardens;
  • Installing ‘green gyms’ in Bermuda’s parks to encourage healthy active lifestyles and connect people with nature.

“We encourage the new Government to revisit the Sustainable Development Initiative and relaunch the Climate Change Task Force, as well as revisit marine spatial planning and the Blue Halo concept.

“Finally, we look forward to continued Government support for our environmental sustainability education programmes which support and complement learning in our schools.”

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  1. Chasing corals says:

    I’m excited about the environmental initiatives proposed by our new government! Questioning which portfolio the environment will come unde. Surprised Greenrock didn’t mention that.

    • J Starling says:

      Evening – our understanding is that the Department of Environment & Natural Resources as well as the Department of Planning, are part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

      The Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs has the Department of Energy. And the Department of Waste Msnsge remains with the Ministry of Public Works.

  2. Liztitterton says:

    Since Environment left out of any cabinet positions, I’d be very worried. Hopefully Green Rock will hold them accountable!

  3. Coffee says:

    Would a Ministry of Defence suffice .

    • Real Onion says:

      lol….oh and 2 sugars n milk…ta very much old boy!

  4. Redamtibi says:

    Who held the OBA to account when the effed up north shore dredging for the AC….

    • Onion Juice says:

      Destroyed an ecosystem for a sailboat race, now de race is over we dont know de extant of de damage it has cost!!!!!!!!

      • George says:

        No channel was dredged specifically for the Americas Cup. The north channel was dredged for the cruise ships – specifically to allow for the Quantum class cruise liners. A simple Google search would have easily told you this!

    • DS says:

      Dredging of the north channel was not for AC. It was for larger cruise ships. Land was reclaimed in the south basin for AC. Material dredged for the north channel was used for this but most was brought in by ship.

  5. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IS LONG OVER DUE ! Every resource must be made available and exploited.