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Environmental Career Opportunity: The Department of Environment, Cayman Islands

For those of you who are passionate about protecting the environment and have a background in communications and/or marketing there is a fantastic job opportunity with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE) available.  This job opportunity allows you to merge your dedication for conservation and raising awareness about environmental issues with your creative talents to help create a positive impact in the Cayman Islands community. About the DOE: “The DoE works to facilitate responsible management and sustainable use of the natural environment and resources of the Cayman Islands through various environmental protection and conservation programmes and strategies.” –DOE The Department of Environment invites applications for the position of Public Education and Outreach Officer.  CLOSING DATE: Friday February 23rd 2018, click this link to view further details on job description and application  http://www.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/cighome/government/jobs/vacancies?p_id=9999294&p_pagegroupid=1142.   Photo Credit: Johanna Kohler

5 Reasons to ditch that plastic straw

Spoiler alert, plastic straws are no longer in vogue.  It is the end of the era of the plastic straw.  Many of us have had the last straw (both literally and metaphorically) when it comes to single-use plastic.  Single-use plastics have a significant environmental impact and are polluting our oceans in a major way.  There is a massive amount of plastic floating around our oceans, it is estimated that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 700,000 square miles, equivalent to the size of Texas!  Plastic waste is starting to take over our oceans.  Divers, surfers, and regular beach goers are constantly finding and removing plastic off the beach and from the oceans.  Our lifestyle of convenience wrapped in plastic needs to be reevaluated, we know that single-use plastic is harmful to marine life, birds and our environment.  By 2050 oceans will contain more plastic than fish.  Plastic is harmful to marine life and coral reefs.  That being said, we need to unite in an effort to change our consumer habits, by switching over to sustainable …

PWC Ocean Awareness Week: Saving Sharks

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) kicks off their second annual Ocean Awareness Week on Sunday, 19th November 2017.  In the spirit of ocean advocacy PWC’s employees are showing their love for the ocean and commitment to ocean awareness by competing with one another in a series of Ocean Friendly Challenges.  Bonus! This year, they are extending an invitation to community of the Cayman Islands to take the challenge to raise ocean awareness whether as an individual, with friends and family or with your colleagues.  In addition, PWC’s Ocean Awareness Week would like to use this opportunity to raise awareness for sharks.  In particular, they would like to highlight the dedicated hard work and commitment to protect sharks by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment through their Cayman Islands Shark Project. Cayman Islands Shark Project By Dept. of Environment and Marine Conservation International. The Cayman Islands Sharks Project provides information leading to a greater understanding, both locally and regionally, of the need to conserve these species and the environment on which they depend. With the help of acoustic tags, …

SAMUDRA Skin & Sea: Wild about Seaweed & the Ocean

“Samudra means ‘ocean’ in Sanskrit” All roads lead to the ocean; as the name suggests the ocean is the driving force behind Samudra Skin & Sea, their mission, vision and advocacy. Founder Shilpi Chhotray has an extensive background in marine biology, conservation and ocean advocacy. Her love for the ocean and dedication to the betterment of the environment is rooted in her eco-friendly skincare line, Samudra Skin & Sea. Shilpi teamed with up with inspiring and likeminded women, and together they built a socially-conscious skincare brand based in San Francisco, California. They are a mission-driven company seeking to provide products that are made from pure ingredients that gives value to an individual’s personal wellbeing, and is good for the planet. Every step of the way they have the best interest of the planet in mind with a focus on protection of the ocean. Their ethos, is staying authentic to their love for the ocean by providing a line of skincare products that combines ecological integrity, personal wellness and honest ingredients. They believe in educating consumers …

Cayman Art Fix: Colour in landscapes of our beautiful isle. 

Artists and colouring enthusiasts based in the Cayman Islands and from all corners of the globe, you are in for a real treat.  Local artist, Kristi Anderson has created a Caymanian masterpiece Adult Coloring E-Book is now available (Release Date 20th October 2017).  Proud of Cayman’s environment and heritage, Kristi has documented the hidden gems of our island in her debut coloring book.  This is the first of it’s kind. “The Art in Colour Me Cayman is all about exploring the environment and some of our national monuments. It is a way to bring to life the mundane image of a coconut tree to the forefront of our minds and for us to realise that we are surrounded by beauty from West Bay to East End and back.”- Kristi Anderson                 Got a craving for art? Cayman Art has got your fix! Cayman Art Fix E-book has intricate drawings that truly captures the very essence of the Cayman Islands.  While indulging in a fun and cathartic artistic activity …

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands: 30th Anniversary

  Since its inception in 1987, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has been dedicated to the conservation of both our island’s heritage and environment.  The exceptional staff and volunteers do a tremendous job to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy and cherish our island’s history, national monuments and parks as well as protected environmental areas.  If such assets to our islands that enriches our community are not protected then sadly they may become lost, destroyed or even forgotten.  Thirty years of preservation and conservation by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is a proud and monumental milestone for the non-profit.  It is one most deserving of being celebrated as are our historic and environmental sites that the National Trust of the Cayman Islands are custodian of.  Some of the popular sites that have become very dear to the hearts of locals and tourists include: the Mission House, Mastic Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, and the Blue Iguana Recovery Program On Saturday, 23rd September 2017, at Pedro St. …