All posts tagged: earth hour

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, …

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 …

Eco Kids: More Than A Mother Blog Collaborations

Eco Chic Cayman is delighted to collaborate with Anne-Marie Diaz, founder of  More The A Mother blog.  My dear friend Anne-Marie is a new mom and creative extraordinaire.  Together we will be teaming up to share articles that incorporate sustainability and creative projects into the home and family life.  Stay-tuned for our upcoming collaborative posts. Sneak Peek: Our first post will focus on ways the family can celebrate Earth Hour. Meet Artsee Annie!   Anne-Marie Diaz is a Mother, Wife, Artist, Therapist and Blogger.  New to the world of blogging, Anne-Marie started her blog More Than A Mother in 2017.  The inspiration behind the name, “I’m confident in saying that I’m a mom, which is enough as it’s the most important job in this world. I’m also ‘more than’ a mom. You are ‘more than’ you think you are too!” says, Anne-Marie.  Her blog shares her journey as a new mom along with an incredible resource offering parenting tips, art therapy, and creative projects. Anne-Marie’s background is as both an artist and trained Art Psychotherapist. …

Ode to Earth Hour

(David Innis, Elaine Graham, Nicholas Dixey, Rebecca Wall, Paul Febres, Kimberley Febres, and Laura Butz) The first ever Earth Hour event for the Cayman Islands was a wonderful success!  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to The Crescent, Camana Bay on Saturday night to celebrate Earth Hour with the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  It was an incredible night!  Cayman’s very own, local musicians: Earl La Pierre, David Innis and the Singrays had stellar performances.  The acoustic music, with the backdrop of the Crescent Fountain, was absolutely lovely.  The night also included, star gazing.  The Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands, brought their epic telescope so attendees could gaze at the moon and stars. Snapshots of Earth Hour 2015   Under The Stars Chris Cooke, from the Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands and his team, brought their fantastic telescope for star gazing.   To The Beat of the Steel Pan Local steel pan legend, Mr Earl La Pierre, played a wonderful medley of songs on the steel pan.   Singrays: …

To The Beat Of The Steel Pan

It is with great pleasure to announce the upcoming performance by Mr. Earl La Pierre, playing the steel pan at Earth Hour, Saturday 28th March, at The Crescent, Camana Bay. Steel pan music is the rhythm to the beating heart of Cayman. Earl La Pierre, formerly of St Clair, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, has made his mark in the music realm with his exceptional talent playing the steel pan. In 1986, Earl headed to the Cayman Islands to take part in the Pirates Week Festival. This created an opportunity for him to teach pan. He has dedicated over 18 years in the Cayman Islands teaching pan and performing, winning a multitude of awards. He opened up a school called Cayman School for Pan. He teaches pan to primary, middle, and high schools, as well as Catholic Schools in Grand Cayman. His lifetime experience and knowledge in music and playing the pan has made a great impact on both the culture and youth of Cayman. Teaching pan to the youth of Cayman, is something Earl takes pride in …

David Innis: A love for the ocean and a passion for music.

I am pleased to announce that local singer/songwriter David Innis will be performing at Earth Hour, on Saturday 28th March, at The Crescent, Camana Bay. “I am happy to be a participant in the celebration of our beautiful Earth, and hope that our generation will leave it in a better state than we found it.”-David Innis When it comes to the environment, David has great respect for the ocean. He says, “The movement of the ocean is inspiring to me and my music.” His love for the ocean, has also inspired him to advocate the need to keep our oceans clean, David says, “Keeping trash out of this alluring under-water world is very important to me.” David Innis (Verhoeven) was born in Hawaii, and raised in the Cayman Islands from a young age. He remains close to his Caymanian roots. David and his Caymanian family share a great love for music, David says, “We break our the four part harmony at every family party.” Each family member plays an instrument. Being surrounded by a family …