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Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Without the regular pick-up service that many of us were accustomed to in the US and Canada, many people living in Playa del Carmen are unaware or confused about their options for recycling. Read More...
Just a quick reminder to everyone that this Saturday February 16 is the next Kilo Verde recycling opportunity. The kids and I went on our first Kilo Verde "adventure" last month to the installation in the La Guadalupana neighborhood in the north Read More...
As tomorrow is the first "Kilo Verde" collection date for 2013, I thought this would be a good time to remind "Life's a Beach" readers about the opportunities for recycling in and around Playa del Carmen. Read More...
On Sunday June 17th at 11am, Casa Caribe in Pueto Morelos will present a workshop in vermiculture lead by Gerardo Villaneuva who has developed a very simple vermiculture system for use in your home. Read More...
Once again, it is time to celebrate Earth Day, a special day set-aside for all of us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us and work toward protecting it for future generations. The first Earth Day was organized in the United States on April 22, 1970 as a nationwide demonstration, urging local and federal government officials to put important environmental issues on the agenda. Read More...
In 2010, best estimates from the Mexico Tourism Board tell us that over 10 million people passed through the Cancun International Airport. This number considers foreign and domestic passengers including tourists, business travelers and general transit Read More...
Although the COP16 Climate Change Summit is nearly wrapping up in Cancun, it seems the whole Yucatan Peninsula is still on the Go Green bandwagon. There are special programs going on in the schools to educate the next generation of energy consumers about Read More...
On Monday, I was invited to attend a conference with local environmental groups presenting their various projects to the local media and representatives from the Office of Environmental Affairs for the Municipal Government of Solidaridad. Held in the grand auditorium of the Municipal Plaza, six eco initiatives were presented for the consideration of the assembly including Ak Lu'um International School and their 1st annual "Eco-Reto", a challenge for local families to design and build the best eco-friendly toy. Read More...
Recently, my pal Mitch and I enrolled in an interesting conference to be held over a weekend at the nearby Hacienda Tres Rios Resort . Having had the good fortune to be a guest at the resort for previous events, I had a feeling that this would be an interesting Read More...
Recently, several of the Primary classes from the El Papalote School were invited to visit the new and improved Parque la Ceiba . It has been almost a year since I have taken the time to visit the park and I was impressed with the changes. A beautiful Read More...
After a very successful second year in their temporary Campestre home, Ak Lu’um International School inaugurated their beautiful new and permanent jungle campus with a well attended Open House. A small ceremony of was performed to give thanks and Read More...
Just a friendly reminder that this Friday, August 1st recyclable items will be accepted at the following locations: Playa del Carmen - Centro - Plaza 28 de Julio (Municipal Plaza) 8:30am - 4:00pm Cruz de los Servicios - Casa de la Cultura 9:00 am - 1:00pm Read More...
Hello Playa friends and family! There will be a big recycling drive tomorrow, Saturday July 19 at Parque la Ceiba. The goal is to collect 30 tons of recyclable materials!! The following items will be accepted at the park from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Cans Glass Read More...
Over the past four years, I have seen the concept of recycling evolve from a "silly notion" promoted only by a bunch of "gringos" to a full on Cultural Revolution. Rarely a day goes by that I don't receive an email from someone, Read More...
Just a reminder to everyone that this Friday July 4th, at the Municipal Plaza, they will be accepting recyclable items. I also have made inquiries with the directors of Parque la Ceiba to see if they are taking recycling on a regular basis. Laurab on Read More...
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