From the Crow’s Nest | The SCene
EVERY YEAR THE GARDEN CLUB of
Bermuda endeavours to bring excitement, mystery and a touch of magic to its open house.
This year will be no different, with Christmas
at Norwood being held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Norwood
is an early eighteenth-century house located
on Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke that sits on
three acres of land that slopes gently to the
shore facing Hamilton Harbour.
This lovely home will be decorated by the
Garden Club’s award-winning floral artists and
embrace a Christmas theme throughout. In
addition to the stunning floral displays, there
will be an opportunity to purchase unique
handmade crafts, home-baked goods and an
assortment of plants. Garden-related activities
for children, including pre-schoolers, will also
be on offer.
This fundraiser, apart from being a festive
event, supports the club’s scholarship fund
which this year includes the Parks Department’s Skills Development Programme.
Christmas at Norwood is an event definitely
not to be missed, providing an interest for lovers of historic houses and beautiful gardens.
For more information, please visit www.garden-clubbermuda.org
written by adrienne Miller
Two years ago, mount st. agnes teacher Tony makowski set out to track just how many disposable plastic water bottles the students at msa were using. as part of their waste-free initiative, the school installed four refill stations in the 2013–2014
school year and students brought refillable bottles to school for their personal use. From
the refill fountains, MSA was able to count the amount of bottles it was saving. As of July 6,
2015, MSA had saved an astonishing 53,291 plastic water bottles from being used!
The Bermudian called around and found that all private and most public schools on the
island have a waste-free policy and discourage—or even ban—plastic water bottle usage.
We wondered if MSA saved 156 plastic water bottles per student in two years, how many
bottles could be saved if every student in Bermuda used a refillable bottle?
At Mount saint Agnes
plastic bottles were
Based on 2010 census. www.bottledwater.org
plastic water bottles could be
saved per year by school-aged
children in Bermuda if every child
used a refillable water bottle.*
per year saved if every school-
aged child in Bermuda used a
refillable water bottle
Water is expected
packaged drink in 2016**
BY THE NUMBERS
The Garden Club’s annual
Counting the cost of wasteful water bottles.
the number of
bottles that are
in the u.s.