All posts filed under: Tree Hugger

Beauty With A Purpose: Protecting The Environment

Miss World Cayman Islands founder Pamela Ebanks-Small, is proud to announce that Miss World Cayman Islands will be using their pageant as a platform to raise awareness for environmental issues and conservation in the Cayman Islands.  The heart of the international Miss World pageant is ‘Beauty with a Purpose.’  This is a major component for contestants, who are encouraged to bring attention to causes that are important to them.  The theme of the environment stems from the growing awareness of environmental issues our island faces, and the importance of educating both the youth and our local community of the invaluable natural resources our island is blessed with.  For instance, Cayman’s Blue Iguanas, our precious marine ecosystems and coral reefs.  Keeping with their focus on the environment, Miss World Cayman Islands is taking measures to make the night of the pageant a sustainable event as much as possible.  Join them on 8th September 2018, to see this come to life.  Behind the Scenes: Miss World Cayman Islands Wondering what to expect? Topical environmental issues that are …

5 Ways You Can Make An Impact On Earth Day

Earth Day is just around the corner.  It is the perfect time to take on a green challenge to commit to simple actions that will make a positive impact.  It is easy to become discouraged if we cannot directly see the impact we are making.  At the end of the day we all want to contribute to the betterment of our environment and make a difference.  Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to begin and to stay motivated.  Truth is, start anywhere and even if you choose just one simple action that betters the environment and stay dedicated, it will make a difference.  Start small and go from there.  Encourage your friends and family to join you in your green challenge.  Whether it is ditching plastic water bottles and having a reusable bottle with you while you are on the go.  Or, you choose to start shopping at the local farmers market.  Having others to be accountable to will help keep you on track.  It can also inspire others to follow your example.   …

40 Seconds Odelberg

If you love exploring nature, wildlife encounters and discovering the treasures of the ocean, then get ready for an amazing new show with one of Sweden’s most respected conservationists, Joakim Odelberg.  As a conservationist, wildlife photographer, underwater filmmaker and TV host, Odelberg has a vast amount of incredible stories to share.  His devotion to conservation is admirable and inspiring.  The show is designed as a short format concept.  The idea is for Joakim Odelberg to answer one question about his experience as a conservationist within 40 seconds per episode.  The show creates a unique platform for viewers to connect with a respected conservationist to learn more about conservation.  Viewers also have access to an inside look into what life is like as a world explorer devoted to conservation.  Viewers can submit questions via email, or leave a comment on Mr. Odelberg’s Instagram page.  The show can be watched by subscribing to Mr. Odelberg’s Youtube channel.  Joakim Odelberg developed the show with Annica Lindeberg and Purple Stockholm.  Emma Watson will be a producer for the show.  …

Earth Day: Upcycle Challenge

Save Cayman is inviting the community of the Cayman Islands to join in an ‘Upcycle Challenge.’  Adults and youth can dive into their creative talents, by finding cleaver ways to upcycle and transform recycled materials.  “The challenge is to encourage the community to be creative and innovative and find new purposes for used and recycled materials! Much of what we throw away can find new lives, have new uses, and solve daily problems,” says Save Cayman.  The heart of this challenge will draw attention to how much items we use on a daily basis that can be recycled or even repurposed.  It encourages us to examine our consumer culture and think of innovative solutions to avoid materials ending up in a landfill.  Increasing the lifespan of items by repurposing them helps to offset the amount of items that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  The challenge to upcycle recyclable materials encourages us to find positive solutions and practices to help shift us away from a culture of using single-use disposable items. Recycling Facts Every …

Plastic Free Cayman: Beach Cleanup to help the Mangroves

‘Plastic Free Cayman’, in collaboration with ‘Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman’ has been making a positive impact with their community beach cleanup initiative in the Cayman Islands.  Living in paradise, presents us with a moral responsibility as custodians of the beautiful Caribbean Sea filled with biodiverse coral reefs surrounding our island, to protect them and to keep plastic out of the ocean.  Since the inception of Plastic Free Cayman’s community cleanups over the last 7 months a whopping 7,583lbs of trash has been collected from various locations around our small island.  In February alone, 2,500lbs was collected at Safehaven.  In March, 1,000lbs of trash was collected by over 100 volunteers and local Cadets at the cleanup at Gun Bay.  In addition, JUNK joined the initiative by kindly collecting all recyclables. Protecting the Mangroves   The next community cleanup is set for 21st April, at 8:00am, at Turnberry Drive, to focus on removing plastic waste found near the mangroves.  If you have a paddle board or kayak you can take part in joining volunteers paddling out …

Get Unplugged and Reconnect with Nature

Earth Hour is tomorrow!  A symbolic lights out event, taking place Saturday, 24 March from 8:30pm-9:30pm worldwide.  Committing to turning off unnecessary lights for Earth Hour, is a symbolic gesture of uniting in solidarity to raise awareness about climate change and environmental issues.  It is the perfect time to get unplugged and reconnect with nature. On that note, here are some eco tips and a challenge for you this Earth Hour.  A great way to help the planet, lower your electricity bill and your carbon footprint, is by simply unplugging items not in use.  When items are plugged in that are not needed, or when your laptops or iPads are being charged longer than they need to be it is a waste of electricity.  This is known as phantom electricity.  When your smartphones, iPads, iPods and other devices are fully charged, unplug them.  It is an easy habit to forget about your devices that are in the charger and allow them to absorb more power than they need. While on the topic of being unplugged, …