Royal Gazette: Environmental groups lay down Earth Day challenge
Parishes across the island have been urged to compete with each other to see who can have the most positive environmental impact on Earth Day.
The global event on April 22 was launched to encourage people to get involved in grass-roots green issues.
Eugene Dean, head of the renewable energy advocate group Greenrock, called on Bermudians to show their commitment to the environment by planting trees, going meat-free, not driving or clearing up their neighbourhood among 14 different activity suggestions.
The organisation has joined forces with the Bermuda National Trust, Keep Bermuda Beautiful, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce to promote green awareness.
Mr Dean said there would be a live, real time map of what environmental activities were taking place across the island on Earth Day with the parish that proves to be the most active winning help for future green projects.
He said: “There are 14 different activities that people can choose from, so we encourage people to do at least one.
“The Earth Day Challenge is an opportunity for everyone, regardless of age, to engage in some form of environmental action.