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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...
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...
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, 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...
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...
This Friday marks the last day that Papalote will be accepting recyclable materials on campus. For those of you wondering where we should now take our recycling, please read the following information from el Dirección del Medio Ambiente. Who: Everyone Read More...
Aptly named for the Mayan tree of life, Parque La Ceiba is breathing new life into our community. Inaugurated officially in mid-March yet still a work in progress, Parque La Ceiba is a refreshing oasis in a city that seems bound and determined to cover Read More...