All posts tagged: eco blogger

Sharkwater Extinction Review

We are honoured to have a guest post written by Julia Barnes. I was a little nervous to watch Sharkwater Extinction. I knew it would make me emotional. Rob Stewart has been my hero since I was 12. Losing him was devastating and I didn’t want to relive his death. But I was also excited to see his new film, so I attended the premier at TIFF. Hearing his voice and seeing him on the screen, I found myself smiling all the way through. Sharkwater Extinction is not a sad film. It is overwhelmingly inspiring, filled with Rob’s passion and energy. It’s a film that will make you realize you can change the world. Rob’s voice is a constant throughout the movie. His narration guides you through the story as he and his team investigate the trade in endangered shark species, uncovering corruption, deception, and mafia rings. There are plenty of dangerous, heart-pounding moments. At one point Rob goes into a ship’s freezer, alone, with a camera, to film piles of dead sharks. It would …

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging & What I Learned Along The Way

Celebrations are in order and a bottle of Moet, Pink Champagne, is overflowing.  Eco Chic Cayman is celebrating 5 years of blogging!  A toast, to this milestone, to the memories, to our supporters, to our readers, to the inspiring souls we have met along the way, to our friends we love collaborating with, our contributors, to the lessons learned along the way, and to our future continuing to grow our blog. Cheers, with love, xo My heart is full of gratitude today.  I am deeply thankful for all the support I have received over these last 5 years.  It has been a blessing to have met so many likeminded, passionate and inspiring people while on this journey.  The blog has come a long way since its inception and will continue to grow.  I am looking forward to a bright future of exciting and wonderful collaborations. Blogging Tips: What I Learned From Blogging               1. Be Authentic I remember at the beginning of this journey, friends encouraging me to start …

Love The Ocean: Ambassador for Sage Larock

I am excited to announce, I am proud to be an ambassador for Sage Larock. It was an absolute honor to be asked to join Sage Larock in their mission to help create ocean awareness through sustainable fashion.  Growing up surrounded by the ocean has instilled in me a great love and respect for our oceans.  I am proud to use my voice to help create ocean awareness and encourage others to stay passionate about their dreams, because they can make a difference and help create a positive impact.  I fully support Sage Larock in creating sustainable fashion that is ethically made.  I believe in their mission to utilize sustainable practices to help keep plastic out of our oceans, and transform recycled plastic and recycled fishing nets into new material to create upcycled clothing.  Through collaborating with Sage Larock, I have come to learn so much about the fashion industry.  Sustainable fashion is the way forward.  Redefining and redesigning fashion to be sustainably and ethically made for the betterment of our environment is creating a …

2018 Resolutions: 6 Single-Use Plastics You Can Quit Right Now

The beginning of a new year is the time many people find themselves reflecting on their resolutions and new goals for the year ahead.  Whilst we always have the best intentions to keep our resolutions, most often somewhere along the way we tend to fall short at keeping all our new years resolutions and goals or staying on track.  Below are green resolutions for the new year with a focus on going plastic-free.  Specifically, to stop using single-use plastics.  6 single-use plastic items you can quit right now are: straws, plastic bags, disposable plastic cutlery, disposable plastic containers, water bottles, single-use coffee cups. Feel free to aim to achieve all of them, or start small and commit to one or two and follow through.  Small steps add up to making a huge impact. Save The Seas by going Plastic-Free  1. Say NO to Plastic Straws A small and simple act such as, stop using plastic straws can make a huge impact.  If your drink requires a straw, then consider investing in a reusable straw.  When …

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 …

Moonlight Screening: A Plastic Ocean

  Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment is hosting a moonlight screening featuring the documentary A Plastic Ocean, Tuesday 7 November at 7pm in Camana Bay’s Gardenia Court. Snowcones and popcorn will be available for purchase and all proceeds will go to Guy Harvey‘s Ocean Foundation.  A Plastic Ocean is a film that candidly shows the magnitude of plastic polluting our oceans and threatening marine life. Ocean plastic is a growing epidemic contaminating the balance of the ocean, entangling marine life and often being mistaken as food by marine life, mammals and birds resulting in their death. “In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.”- A Plastic Ocean A Plastic Ocean is a powerful film. It is a wake up …