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Earth Day: Upcycle Challenge

Save Cayman is inviting the community of the Cayman Islands to join in an ‘Upcycle Challenge.’  Adults and youth can dive into their creative talents, by finding cleaver ways to upcycle and transform recycled materials.  “The challenge is to encourage the community to be creative and innovative and find new purposes for used and recycled materials! Much of what we throw away can find new lives, have new uses, and solve daily problems,” says Save Cayman.  The heart of this challenge will draw attention to how much items we use on a daily basis that can be recycled or even repurposed.  It encourages us to examine our consumer culture and think of innovative solutions to avoid materials ending up in a landfill.  Increasing the lifespan of items by repurposing them helps to offset the amount of items that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  The challenge to upcycle recyclable materials encourages us to find positive solutions and practices to help shift us away from a culture of using single-use disposable items. Recycling Facts Every …

Selling Out The Coral Reefs

Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, 
only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money can not be eaten. 
- Cree Indian Prophecy A profound quote. It is haunting and heavy with truth. A cautionary warning, foreshadowing what is to come if we don’t recognize the devastating implications of man’s destruction of the environment. There is an urgency for us to stop and take a look around at the state of peril our environment is in. We need to examine the way we are living. Is it really worth compromising the intrinsic value of the land and sea for profit, greed, convenience and to serve man’s ego?  Man has infinite wants with finite natural resources. Sustainable living is key to reversing and repairing the damage already inflicted upon the planet and it is fundamental for generations to come. This planet was neither designed nor created so that man could exploit, destroy and exhaust all the natural resources in …