All posts tagged: climate change

The Virtual Island Summit

The Virtual Island Summit was founded by James Ellsmoor.  It is truly a unique event.  The ethos of the Virtual Island Summit is connecting leaders from around the world to drive sustainability and prosperity for island communities.  A variety of topics including environmental, sustainability and economic recovery are discussed with a focus on islands.  Now, more than ever these important conversations are needed to help facilitate positive change and more towards a more sustainable future for the betterment of the environment.   There will be over 30 interactive panels, roundtables and keynote sessions all packed with networking opportunities and the chance for you to ask questions, have your say and get involved in the discussions with world-class experts from across the globe.  Sessions cover a variety of important topics for islands around economic recovery, sustainability and good governance, including: Towards Sustainable Island Futures: Comparing Small Island States and Subnational Island Jurisdictions Clean Energy Development and Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)   Democracy In The Islands: Political, Issue & Public Affairs Campaigns Technology and Innovation Policy for …

5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Hour 2020 At Home

Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund with a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia.  Countries around the world take part in putting the spotlight on nature and bring attention to climate change by participating in turning off lights in support of Earth Hour.  Over the years, major landmarks in participating countries switch off their lights as an act of solidarity, some of the iconic landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House.  Anyone can join in and take part in Earth Hour from the comfort of their own home by simply switching off unnecessary lights from 8:30pm-9:30pm during Earth Hour on Saturday, 28th March.  You can go beyond turning your lights out by committing to practice conserving energy on a daily basis to help reduce your carbon footprint.  Easy ways to conserve energy at home include switching off lights that are not in use, avoid phantom electricity by unplugging your devices that are fully charged or not in use (computer, tablets, iPods, phones etc), take advantage …

Top 5 Reasons To Love The Ocean

Today is World Water Day, and in honor of that we are dedicating this post to showing some love for the ocean.  Our oceans are an incredible natural resource, one that we cannot take for granted.  We need healthy oceans to ensure our survival just as much as for the survival of the life that thrives in the ocean.  Major threats against our oceans include: plastic pollution that causes harm to marine life and coral reefs, climate change, rising ocean temperatures, icecaps melting, ocean acidification and coral bleaching, just to name a few.  Our oceans are invaluable as are the marine life and coral reefs that call the ocean home.  We can all do our part to contribute to helping protect our oceans.  Even committing to a simple act of taking part in beach cleanups regularly, removing plastic from beaches and the ocean will have a positive impact.  Other simple acts to show our love for the ocean include, wearing ocean-friendly sunscreen, being mindful of coral reefs (don’t touch them), and respect marine life.   …

7 Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour

Eco Chic Cayman is proud to team up with More Than A Mother blog to collaborate on fun ways to celebrate Earth Hour at home with friends and family.   Earth Hour takes place on Saturday, 24 March, from 8:30pm-9:30pm worldwide.  This Earth Hour, take time to reconnect with nature.  Remind yourself how beautiful this planet is.     Earth Hour is a global celebration that draws attention to important environmental issues.  It is an event organized by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about climate change.  The first Earth Hour, was held in Sydney, Australia. It is a symbolic lights out event taking place on Saturday, 24th March at 8:30pm-9:30pm.  During that hour, lights are turned off around the globe, including national iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building in solidarity to raise awareness about climate change.  Everybody can take part in this event.  The heart of the event is committing to turn off lights for one hour.  If you are celebrating at home, consider turning off unnecessary lights.  Earth Hour …

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Eco Chic Cayman T-Shirt Giveaway

Photo Credit: Lori Speirs I am delighted to announce Eco Chic Cayman’s first ever T-shirt giveaway! In honor of  Earth Hour, 25th March 2017, I am giving away an “Earth [Limited Edition]” t-shirt from my 2017 collection.  The t-shirt was designed by Eco Chic Cayman and printed by Stoak’d Cayman.  Huge thanks to the guys at Stoak’d Cayman! Stay tuned for an upcoming feature about the talented guys at Stoak’d Cayman. About Earth Hour Earth Hour is celebrating 10 years on 25th March 2017.  Countries from all over the world come together in solidarity, whereby participants of this global event switch off lights for 1 hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time) to help raise awareness on climate change.  Many participating countries turn off lights of iconic buildings, landmarks and monuments.  To learn more about Earth Hour click here, To celebrate Earth Hour here in Cayman, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be hosting Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark at 6:00pm at Dart Park, South Sound.  It is an awesome event!  Check out their Facebook page …

Marine Parks A Haven For Marine Life And Coral Reefs

  Photo Credit: Courtney Platt Why We Need Marine Parks The ocean spans across 71% of the Earth’s surface.  Only 4% of the world’s oceans are protected.  Climate change continues to disrupt the balance of the ocean, threatening the health of the ocean.  The health of the ocean impacts marine life, the planet and (you guessed it) humans.  The ocean acts as a life support system for marine life which expands to human beings, as 50-70% of our oxygen comes from the ocean.  This works out to be more than all of the world’s rainforests combined.  It is imperative that our ocean’s are protected and kept clean.  One of the best ways we can help protect the ocean is by increasing the number of and the size of marine parks.  Increasing and expanding marine parks on a global scale benefits not only the planet but everyone. Photo Credit: Courtney Platt In recent news, there has been talk about the possibility of expanding marine parks in the Cayman Islands.  This is a positive thing!  Personally, I am …