All posts tagged: tree hugger

One Man’s Trash, Is Another’s Recycled Art

Marc Laurenson, local artist and cofounder of Stoak’d Cayman, is starting a new art movement in the Cayman Islands.  He is bridging his passion for art with conservation.  Specifically, he is repurposing materials that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill or recycle bins (depending on the product) into his canvas and transforming trash into bold artwork. One of his pieces in his new collection was constructed entirely from Coca Cola products.  Another, was made from Heineken products.  Marc’s newly inspired artwork, creates great statement pieces and an interesting commentary on consumerism.  It illustrates the impact marketing and advertising have on our society.   Consumerism has essentially become a major component of our culture.  We are constantly bombarded with marketing and advertisements pushing us to buy more, consume more products.  Marc’s artwork made entirely of consumer products forces us to examine the amount of products we consume and purchase on a daily basis.  Moreover, it highlights the urgency there is for us all to collectively make the effort to recycle, repurpose or reuses products …

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Eco Chic Cayman T-Shirt Giveaway

Photo Credit: Lori Speirs I am delighted to announce Eco Chic Cayman’s first ever T-shirt giveaway! In honor of  Earth Hour, 25th March 2017, I am giving away an “Earth [Limited Edition]” t-shirt from my 2017 collection.  The t-shirt was designed by Eco Chic Cayman and printed by Stoak’d Cayman.  Huge thanks to the guys at Stoak’d Cayman! Stay tuned for an upcoming feature about the talented guys at Stoak’d Cayman. About Earth Hour Earth Hour is celebrating 10 years on 25th March 2017.  Countries from all over the world come together in solidarity, whereby participants of this global event switch off lights for 1 hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time) to help raise awareness on climate change.  Many participating countries turn off lights of iconic buildings, landmarks and monuments.  To learn more about Earth Hour click here, To celebrate Earth Hour here in Cayman, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be hosting Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark at 6:00pm at Dart Park, South Sound.  It is an awesome event!  Check out their Facebook page …

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Letter from the editor…4 Years Blogging

Hello everyone! Today, Eco Chic Cayman turns 4. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.  I am so very grateful to all my readers.  Thank you to all of my contributors, both photographers and guest writers.  It has been such a pleasure working with you.  I look forward to many more collaborations and thank you for inspiring me. Some Lessons Learned Along The Way… I started this blog when I was still living in Toronto.  I am grateful to this day for my friends encouraging me to start a blog, simply because I loved writing.  It took me a while to decide what I would write about.  I eventually chose to write about something I was passionate about— the environment.  I started blogging because it allowed me to write about topics I was interested in and passionate about.  But, it was more than that. Ultimately, I began this blog with the hope that I could make a difference.  I thought writing about environmental issues and wildlife would allow me to contribute …

Eco Kids

  It is so wonderful to see the enthusiasm kids have when it comes to protecting the planet. Earth Week is an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to encourage kids to take part in protecting the environment. Special thanks to Daybreak 27, for having me on the show for Earth Week, it has been wonderful!  To watch my interview, talking about raising eco-children please click here    Below are 5 eco activities for kids to have fun with during Earth Week.     1. Eco Masterpiece Kids can let their creative minds run wild, by creating eco art from items which can be recycled. A wonderful green craft for kids is building a bird feeder, out of plastic bottles. Kids can paint them, so they are more stylish.  Here is the link to instructions on how to make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle, click here 2. Green Read What kid doesn’t love a good story?  Kids can pick up a copy of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, and read along with their parents. …

Happy World Environment Day 2014!

  Happy  World Environment Day!  Help educate your community and raise awareness about global environmental issues as well as ways to help protect the environment. 10 Eco Facts 1. The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. 2. Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. 3. North Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. 4. We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road. 5. A plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. 6. Fish ingest an estimated 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic per year in the Pacific Ocean. 7. Over 100,000 marine mammals and one million seabirds die each year from ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic. 8. 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic. 9. …

PS- Thank You xo

  I can’t believe it has been officially 1 year since I started the Eco Chic Cayman Blog!!  To celebrate this milestone for Eco Chic Cayman I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has joined me on this journey and has supported my blog over the last year.  Thank you so much! Your support means the world to me.  Thank you to those who encouraged and inspired me to take the plunge and dive into the world of blogging.  To everyone who finds themselves reading my blog posts, thank you!  I created this blog because of my love and passion for the environment and the well being of animals.  I hope to continue writing posts which inspire, and encourage.  Thank you to all the tree huggers, ocean lovers, planet warriors and animal lovers who continue to inspire me and are working towards making this world a better place. with love from one tree hugger to another, xo PS- Here is the link to my first post ever! xo