Author: ecochiccayman

A Day in the Life of an Ocean Conservationist with GHOF’s Louisa Gibson

Louisa Gibson is a local ocean conservationist working at Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF).  Growing up in the Cayman Islands Louisa has great respect for marine life, coral reefs, and the ocean.  This great appreciation for the ocean has instilled in her a strong desire to protect it.  Her strong connection to the ocean inspired her to pursue a degree in Animal Biology and a Master’s in Environmental Protection and Management with a focus on marine systems.  Through working with the GHOF, Louisa has had incredible opportunities to dive all over the globe.  Notably, a trip to Mexico to swim with whale sharks.  While in Costa Rica, Louisa swam with spotted dolphins and pilot whales.  For many, this is an adventure of a lifetime, but for Louisa, it is just another day at the office.   Interview with Louisa Gibson 1.  What is your role at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation? I am the Development Coordinator for the GHOF. My primary responsibility is to raise the funds necessary to support our research and educational initiatives …

Ocean Conservation Month with Guy Harvey

“The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem.”-Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. This year GHOF has dedicated March as Ocean Conservation Month and it is in full swing. The heart of Ocean Conservation Month is to “educate and inspire generations across the Cayman Islands to actively support and participate in initiatives to protect our ocean” (Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation). Ocean Conservation month is filled with an array of ocean-inspired activities that encourage the community to take part and learn more about how we can all contribute to helping keep our oceans healthy. Recently, the GHOF teamed up with Plastic Free Cayman for a beach cleanup. Dr. Guy Harvey has taken the 345 Pledge committing to reducing his use of single-use plastics. An array of stellar events are already underway. Two major upcoming events to look forward to are the documentary screening of “Stingray Chronicles Part 2” and …

International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women Helping The Planet

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the amazing work these inspiring women are doing to help the planet.  I am honored to know each of them. I am thankful for their friendship and the opportunities I’ve had to collaborate with them on various projects.  In their own way, they are making a positive impact for the betterment of the environment.  They inspire me daily.  I have great admiration for their strong work ethic and accomplishments.  In the spirit of sisterhood, we rise by lifting others up.  That being said, it is important that we recognize, celebrate and support the work of those who inspire us.  I am so proud of these ladies!  I  know that they will continue to do amazing things, inspiring others along the way.  I can’t wait to share the incredible work these women are doing around the world. Ellen Cuylaerts “Men and women are different! That does not mean they should be treated differently. Let’s focus on being good in what …

Le Visage: Sharron’s Travel Essentials

Today we are delighted to share a guest post by Sharron Eyers, founder of Le Visage.  When it comes to traveling you never want to leave home without a few of your favorite things.  You always want to look your best and feel great.  You don’t have to forgo your regular beauty and skincare routine just because you’re traveling.  Sharron will be sharing her travel essentials that keep her looking fabulous and feeling great.  All the products are animal cruelty-free and ethically made.  If you’re planning a weekend getaway and wondering what to pack, Sharron has some great recommendations. Read below Sharron’s Guest Post   I travelled to Miami recently with my husband for a Valentines getaway 💋 and of course I had to make sure I took all my favourite things to keep me looking/feeling/smelling fabulous! Here is a sneak peak of some of my essentials taken on my romantic getaway. Of course you can find all these items at Le Visage – where else darling 😏       Scout Travel Bag – Glam Squad: this is the perfect bag to …

Fashion Forward: Finery The Wardrobe Operating System

Get dressed up in your finery and join the Fashion Forward Revolution with Finery.  Finery, ‘The Wardrobe Operating System’ is where a styling app meets sustainable fashion.  Finery is a must-have wardrobe inventory management system created by Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey.  Finery will have you falling in love with your clothing all over again. After all, the reason you bought those clothes in the first place was to wear them more than once.  Somewhere along the way, many of us have fallen out of touch with our wardrobe and find ourselves faced with the dilemma of not knowing what to wear each day. We tell ourselves we have nothing to wear. So, we go out and buy new clothing that perhaps we don’t need.  Sound familiar? We come to the realization what we really need is a little inspiration to restyle our current wardrobe. Welcome, Finery! This user-friendly app will change your whole perspective on your existing wardrobe. By digitizing your wardrobe onto the Finery app you now have at your fingertips your whole …

Sustainable Resolutions For The New Year

New year, new goals.  The beginning of a new year is an exciting time.  There is so much hope and possibility from new beginnings and fresh starts.  Spending time reflecting on the past year seeing how far you have come and looking forward focusing on your aspirations for the new year.   Sustainable living is a lifestyle.  Even by choosing to be dedicated to one sustainable resolution for the year will have a positive impact on the environment.  Take your time building up to incorporating other sustainable resolutions into your daily routine.     1. Be Fashion Forward: Support Sustainable Fashion Join the fashion revolution and support sustainable fashion.  If you can, support sustainably made clothing.  Other ways you can contribute to sustainable fashion is by wearing clothing more than once or twice.  It’s so easy to buy something pretty, wear it once and never pull it out of your closet again.  Buy pieces of clothing you love and envision yourself wearing in a variety of settings, occasions and events.  Have a bunch of clothing …