All posts tagged: eco chic cayman

Ocean Guard: Protecting an Underwater Paradise

People protect what they love, it is that simple.  Many of us share an incredible love and respect for our oceans, coral reefs and marine life.  “Coral reefs are the largest living structure on the planet, and the only living structure to be visible from space” (IYOR).  Coral reefs have been in existence and evolved on earth over the past 200 to 300 million years. (IYOR)  Right now, coral reefs are more vulnerable than ever before.  Coral reefs are degrading because of arising changes in their natural environment and the disruption of the balance of the ocean.  The accumulation of stressors are having a profound effect upon coral reefs putting them in a precarious state.  Some of the major threats coral reefs face right now are: ocean acidification, coral bleaching, over-fishing, pollution, coral diseases, invasive species and coastal developments.  Coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate.  This results in the loss of precious ecosystems and habitats for marine life.  Coral reefs play an integral role in maintaining the balance of the ocean, ecosystems and …

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 …

Ocean-Guard: Save The Reefs

Eco Chic Cayman is proud to team up with Eco Divers Reef Foundation to help raise awareness about their coral nursery program.  Eco Divers Reef Foundation is a non-profit organization. Founders Brittany Balli and Aaron Hunt, are a husband and wife team devoted to restoring fragile and damaged reefs in the Cayman Islands.  The heart of their coral conservation efforts is to maintain local coral nurseries and coral out plant sites throughout the Cayman Islands.  Their ethos is coming together as a community in a united effort to preserve Cayman’s reefs to ensure a positive future for these precious ecosystems.  This will allow future generations the opportunity to enjoy Cayman’s reefs as we have done.  Eco Divers Reef Foundation is dedicated to protecting our reefs, and educating the youth and community about the important role coral reefs play in our oceans. Why Reefs Matter   Coral reefs have inartistic value and are important to the health of our oceans, tourism, economy, fisheries and provide costal protection.  We need healthy coral reefs to continue to provide …

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 …

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 …

Le Visage: How to have a simple day and night beauty routine

Many of us aren’t morning people.  Some find the mornings a mad rush between waking up and walking out the door ready to take on the day.  Finding easy ways to simplify your morning routine can make all the difference.  Whether, it is waking up an hour earlier to fit in a morning workout, meditate and practice yoga or enjoy a cup of coffee with a good book before the day really begins, you will find it helps you to accomplish your morning goals.  When it comes to your beauty routine, less is more. A simple day and night beauty routine is obtainable and easy to follow everyday.  Finding that perfect balance of the right products to use to keep your skin nourished and radiant is the first step.  Sometimes all you really need is just a few quality products that provide a variety of benefits.  Simplifying your beauty routine will save you a lot of time in the morning and allow you to have a relaxing night.  All a beauty routine really is, just …