All posts tagged: go green

Top 5 Easy To Keep Green Resolutions

  I would like to take this moment to thank Daybreak 27  for having me as a guest on their show this morning.  It was a huge honor! Thank you! This new year take the pledge to go green or go greener! Going green is a lifestyle choice. It is making a commitment to live environmentally responsible- and it’s easy to do. Even small changes towards living a green lifestyle will make a positive impact on the environment. I think we have a moral obligation to live as environmentally responsibly as we possibly can. If you look at it this way the environment acts as our life-support system and it’s key to our survival. So every time we inflict harm on the planet we are essentially hurting ourselves- and that is not a good thing. Make a Green Pledge Pledge to commit to 1 or more of these easy to do eco-friendly lifestyle choices. Top 5 Easy Ways to Go Green in 2015! 1. Recycle Recycling is probably not only the easiest green pledge to …

What Does Your $2 Morning Coffee Cost Planet Blue?

Good Morning from Toronto! Today all you coffee lovers and Eco Chic friends are in for a real treat! One of my good friends, Tiffany is featured today as Eco Chic Cayman’s guest blogger!   Enjoy her lovely article! Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I drink a lot of coffee. Java Juice fuels my hectic dual student-career lifestyle. But every time I walk into my neighborhood Starbucks & say my round of “good mornings” to the team of Baristas who know me & my schedule almost better than I do, I’m haunted by guilt. I forgot the re-usable tumbler…again. Here goes another cup & sleeve against my carbon footprint. Even if they are made of recycled and/or bio-friendly materials, paper cups and sleeves still need to be produced and this impacts our planet. Americans are the leading consumers of coffee in the world collectively drinking 400 million cups of coffee per day or around 146 billion cups of coffee per year; if you buy just one cup of coffee in a disposable …

Going Green but Thinking Pink…

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and marketing focuses on “Think Pink” and I fully support raising awareness for breast cancer and that education is key.  With this in  mind I want to encourage everyone who is thinking pink to go green.  I found a great article today which I want to share with you all, as it has a wonderful and very informative info-graphic about ingredients found in products women use daily that  are contributing to the risk of getting cancer.  What are these cancer-causing ingredients? Lead, aluminum, parabens, phthalates, triclosan and octyl-methoxycinnamate. I implore you ladies to take the time to read the ingredients in products which you use daily such as make-up, deodorant, perfume, lotions, bath products and hair products and check if any of the harmful ingredients listed above are in fact used in the making of that product. Pink Fact:  “Each day, 1 in 13 women are exposed to known or probable human carcinogens through personal care products.” There are  wonderful green alternatives out there that are all …

Cayman Recycles, Creating A Greener Tomorrow

  I absolutely love to hear about new “green” initiatives in Cayman.  It has been long overdue that Cayman started a proper recycling program, as a small island it is imperative that we strive to work towards a greener tomorrow.  Unfortunately, as consumers we have infinite wants and finite resources.  On a whole, as our desire to buy and consume more products grows, we are depleting our natural resources at a rapid rate.  Without implementing proper recycling programs or by choosing not to recycle, has a tremendous negative impact on the environment.  Thankfully, Cayman is working towards offering more greener options and recycling programs for the community.  A huge thanks to JUNK for starting a recycling program.  A special thank you to Kirk Market for sponsoring a recycling collection facility at their location.  Mr. Alberto Thompson, operations manager of JUNK Removal and Recycling, made an excellent point “if every household in the Cayman Islands were compelled to recycle, the amount of trash coming into the dump could be cut in half” (Cayman Compass).  JUNK is …