All posts tagged: national trust for the cayman islands

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands: 30th Anniversary

  Since its inception in 1987, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has been dedicated to the conservation of both our island’s heritage and environment.  The exceptional staff and volunteers do a tremendous job to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy and cherish our island’s history, national monuments and parks as well as protected environmental areas.  If such assets to our islands that enriches our community are not protected then sadly they may become lost, destroyed or even forgotten.  Thirty years of preservation and conservation by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is a proud and monumental milestone for the non-profit.  It is one most deserving of being celebrated as are our historic and environmental sites that the National Trust of the Cayman Islands are custodian of.  Some of the popular sites that have become very dear to the hearts of locals and tourists include: the Mission House, Mastic Trail, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, and the Blue Iguana Recovery Program On Saturday, 23rd September 2017, at Pedro St. …

#ShopForConservation

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is opening their newly re-designed retail store. The aim of the store is to give locals and tourists the opportunity to shop environmentally responsibly whilst supporting local vendors and conservation. Here are the 5 things you need to know about the Nature Store located at the National Trust.   1. The GRAND OPENING happens this week!     Friends and family are welcome to indulge in a little shopping that will support conservation on Thursday 14th July, 2016 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the National Trust, Dart Park on South Church Street. Attendees will be welcomed with some drinks in this newly designed, hip and ecofriendly atmosphere. Island Naturals will be on hand with healthy and delicious appetisers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local author and conservationist Fred Burton, who will be signing copies of his books: The Blue Book, Wild Trees and Red List. There are also giveways for existing and new Trust members on the night. 2. Shop Local. Support Local.  (3 Girls & A Kiln) …

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: …

Going Beyond The Hour

  Tomorrow is Earth Hour! A global movement inviting countries around the world to stand in solidarity, raising awareness about climate change, by pledging to turn off non-essential lights during Earth Hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time).  Did you know? The first Earth Hour, was in Sydney, Australia, 2007. Join the celebration! #EarthHourCayman   Earth Hour Cayman includes: performances by Mr. Earl La Pierre, David Innis and the Singrays.  You can also do some star gazing with the Astronomical Society of the Cayman Islands. Take the Pledge: Lights Out for Earth Hour All proceeds support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Awesome perks for pledges! During Earth Hour we can gather around and participate in this global movement.  We should also take a moment to look beyond the hour. Earth Hour, is a bit like New Year’s Eve, instead of a New Year’s resolution, we make a pledge for an hour, to benefit the environment. Similarly, like a resolution intended to last for a whole year, why not allow your pledge to commit to supporting Earth …

1 Week Until Earth Hour: Lights Out

  Earth Hour is 1 week away!  This year, join the National Trust for the Cayman Islands celebrating Earth Hour at The Crescent, Camana Bay, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 6:00pm-9:30pm.  The evening will include an intimate outdoor concert, with acoustic performances by David Innis and the Sing Rays.  Earth Hour Cayman is a free event, great for friends and the whole family.   From 8:30pm-9:30pm in honor of Earth Hour, the lights of The Crescent Fountain will be turned off. Earth Hour was created by World Wildlife Fund, and is internationally recognized. Globally, on March 28th, from 8:30pm-9:30pm, participating countries are asked to turn off non-essential lights, to stand in solidarity raising awareness for the planet. In honor of Earth Hour, Saturday 28th March 2015 from 8:30pm-9:30pm please pledge to help the planet. You can pledge to turn off non-essential lights as part of a global movement to raise awareness for the environment.  Take the Earth Hour Cayman Pledge, and support the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.  Cayman, let’s work together to raise awareness about …

Eco Mad hatter Hats

                  Last weekend, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands hosted an awesome 5K Glow Run!! “Light up the night for a brighter future” In the spirit of this fundraising event one of my bestie’s and I joined in with other participants creating funky glow costumes.  We made “Mad Hatter Hats” which of course, had an environmental theme.  One was nature themed, the other ocean themed.  In addition, we added some glow accessories, funky shades, and faux/synthetic feathered boas (which can be recycled for other events). How to make Eco Mad Hatter Hats What you will need: Plastic black top hats (repurposed New Year’s Eve hats), cardboard, faux flowers, faux/synthetic feathers, toilet paper rolls, postcard, sea fan, glow in the dark stickers, glow paint (non-toxic), glue gun. “Dear Verdant Island” The Cayman Islands Blue Iguana was the mascot for this hat 🙂 Made out of cardboard, (repurposed pizza box). Written below the Blue Iguana, is lyrics from the Cayman Islands National Song “Dear Verdant Island.”  Some faux flowers …