WaterExplorerLogoEnvironmental charity Global Action Plan [GAP] UK and HSBC in Bermuda are getting set to collaborate with Greenrock Bermuda to introduce the Water Explorer Programme to the island’s schools, an educational programme that focuses on environmental behaviour change.

The program seeks to engage 9,000 students across 11 countries over a two-year period in a student-led interactive online initiative.

Abbie Trash Free squareGreenrock Eco-Schools programme manager Abbie Caldas recently shared her experiences living a trash-free lifestyle with Royal Gazette reporter Jessie Moniz Hardy.

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Imagine a life with no trash.

It's (almost) a reality for Abbie and Vinicius Caldas.

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of 'extreme need' due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in "circumstances of extreme need" because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its president Jim Yong Kim.

Bermuda GreenrockLocal environmentalist Rachael Gosling penned this open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. It was first published on Bernews on 20-Dec-2014.

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Dear Minister,

Bermuda Solar KitToday [25-Nov] Bermuda Engineering launched a do-it-yourself solar kit designed exclusively for the Bermuda market. Greenrock welcomes the launch of the kit, which is on sale at the special launch price of $2,500 until 28 November and has an expected productive lifespan of 25+ years. Once installed, the solar PV panels should pay for themselves many times over in savings on electricity bills.  The press release reads;

Greenrock is gearing up for this year’s Earth Hour, with the event set to include the 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run, live entertainment, vendors, fun activities, speeches and more.

“Earth Hour began in 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and has since grown to engage more than 172 countries around the world. In Bermuda, Greenrock organised the first local celebration of Earth Hour in 2008, and it has been an annual fixture on our calendar since,” a spokesperson said.

beachfestBermuda’s Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration, hosted by The Chewstick Foundation, is one of Bermuda’s largest events; held annually on Emancipation Day during the festive Cup Match holiday period. Chewstick’s goal, in hosting the event, which they started to do around 9 years ago, was to bring the scattered groups of friends and families together, uniting everyone in one large event, instead of many disconnected gatherings.

Christmas Balls

This is a lovely time year in our island home. There are few places on earth that sparkle and shine the way Bermuda does at Christmas; our balmy ocean breezes and lush foliage make the lights that decorate our homes and businesses work together to create a special kind of magic.

This is a time of celebration, of letting our family and friends know how much they mean to us, and of reflection on the year about to end and the new one that's just days away.

Government has finally released the results to the Blue Halo public consultation that was held last year.

The Future of Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) report dated 11-Nov-2014 is the outcome of the public consultation which took place between Sep 3 and Oct 31, 2013. It is published by the Sustainable Development Department of Bermuda Government.

internet-forumAt last, a place to have all your questions answered regarding solar energy systems in Bermuda.

A new web forum called the Bermuda Solar User Group launched this week. The aim of this forum is to create a community resource that provides answers to common questions such as how to obtain planning permission for solar systems, and how to get them interconnected to BELCO. The web forum is powered by Google Groups.

oil-dropsWhy has the price of oil been so volatile?

Oil prices have dropped 29% since June 2014. This short video from the BBC explains why;

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