All posts tagged: world environment day

World Oceans Day: Sustainable Fashion Ocean Inspired Giveaway

In honour of World Oceans Day (June 8) Eco Chic Cayman is proud to partner with Sage Larock and host a giveaway whilst, raising ocean awareness through our social media campaign focusing on topics including: plastic pollution, ghost nets and protecting coral reefs.  This year, World Oceans Day theme is: “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.” We couldn’t agree more with this very relevant call to action.  Now more than ever, communities, companies, and organisations need to unite in a global effort to put an end to plastic pollution and unnecessary plastic packaging.  We can all do our part to contribute to the end of plastic pollution, by taking a simple pledge to stop using single-use plastics is a great starting point.  It is said, that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish if plastic pollution continues to escalate.  Plastic is harmful to marine life and is often ingested as it is commonly mistaken as food.  Reportedly, plastic is said to be having negative impacts and …

Connect With Nature

Happy World Environment Day! Every day, we should all make an effort to spend some time in nature.  Today in particular, is a perfect time to connect with nature and celebrate the beauty and importance of the environment.  There is no planet B, so it is vital that we take care of our environment.   For me, my favorite place to connect with nature is the beach. I love the ocean!! Growing up on an island I have been blessed to be surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and I can’t help but gravitate towards the sea. Huge thank you to Lori Speirs from TWI Hippies  for making this video!!! It was a great collaborative project!

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 …

The Wild Ones: 5 Endangered Wildlife Species

Happy World Environment Day! Today, we celebrate World Environment Day.  This year’s theme is appropriately fitting, “Wild for Wildlife.”  Currently, various wildlife species are in crisis as they are faced with loss of their habitat and poaching.  This World Environment Day, we are all encouraged to help raise awareness on behalf of wildlife that being illegally poached and are rapidly declining in population. Check out this fantastic video by the United Nations https://youtu.be/1zruHeveApI It is an unnerving thought to think that some species might no longer exist if change doesn’t happen.  For instance, if bees or even sharks no longer inhabited the planet what would happen? Very likely, the eco-system would collapse. The environment and world as we know it would go into chaos.  All animals play a significant role in the eco-system and their part is fundamental to keeping an overall balance in our world’s eco-system.  Therefore, it is important that we all work together to raise awareness and do our part in helping to protect the environment and wildlife. Below are 5 endangered wildlife species  …

Come Dive With Us…

  Come Dive With Us Cayman Eco Divers is an environmentally responsible dive company. They provide safe diving adventures exploring the spectacular coral reefs and historic shipwreck sites found in the Cayman Islands.  Snorkelers are welcome to join in on the fun too!  The heart of Cayman Eco Divers is to share with locals and tourists alike the beauty of the ocean and life that resides there with an eco-conscious mindset and absolute respect for the ocean. Cayman Eco Divers is committed to both the conservation and preservation of coral reefs, marine life and the environment. Meet Brittany Balli and Aaron Hunt! It has been such a pleasure getting to know Brittany and Aaron, from Cayman Eco Divers. Both have an incredible love and respect for the ocean and marine life. They have an excellent rapport in Cayman’s diving industry, with a vast amount of diving experience.  Aaron is an experienced PADI dive instructor and International Yacht Training Captain who has led thousands of trips to explore Grand Cayman’s reefs.  When touring around Cayman waters …

World Environment Day 2015

This post is dedicated to the upcoming World Environment. World Environment Day, June 5th, was designated by the United Nations.  This year’s theme is:   A great theme! It encourages us to step back and evaluate our consumption habits. Ultimately, there needs to be responsible management of the earth’s resources. Natural resources are finite, and our needs and wants infinite.  Thus, the need for harmony among humanity, the environment and our economy- all of which are connected. It is thought that, “By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.” (UNEP) Ultimately, the goal is for us to live sustainably, and being conscientious of our consumption habits. Our three main areas of consumption are water, food and energy. Below are some stats on the usage and consumption of these resources. Water -Less than 3% of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), of which 2.5% is frozen in the Antarctica, Arctic and …