Tag: Protect Our Future

Students’ Climate March aims to pull activists together

Students’ Climate March aims to pull activists together

| 23/03/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Students from Protect Our Future are holding a Climate March on Friday around Government House on the West Bay Road to remind everyone that the existential threat from climate change has not gone away. They also want to pull together all the activist groups in Cayman into one event to show the government the […]

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Activists clean-up West Bay turtle nesting beach

Activists clean-up West Bay turtle nesting beach

| 22/02/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A group of 40 volunteers cleaned up around 336 pounds of garbage, most of it plastic, from an important turtle nesting beach in West Bay last weekend. The clean-up at Turtle Beach, just off of Sand Hole Road, is an annual event for Plastic Free Cayman before the turtle nesting season begins.

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Activists maintain pressure for plastic ban

Activists maintain pressure for plastic ban

| 31/01/2022 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Plastic Free Cayman, Protect Our Future and the Mangrove Rangers are keeping up the campaign for a single-use plastic ban and a reduction in plastic waste and other critical environmental issues, such as preserving diminishing wetlands and threatened reefs.

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Activists clear 7 tonnes of beach rubbish in 2021

Activists clear 7 tonnes of beach rubbish in 2021

| 21/12/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers who took part throughout 2021 in regular weekend beach clean-ups cleared over seven tonnes of rubbish, most of it plastics, from local beaches across the Cayman Islands. The activists also revealed that 2021 marked a significant increase in plastic waste on our beaches, up more than 30% from 2019.

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POF activists step up call for plastic ban

POF activists step up call for plastic ban

| 13/12/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The two tonnes of plastic trash that volunteers picked up from Grand Cayman’s shoreline for World Cleanup Day in September represents the total amount of plastic the island consumes in just over four minutes, according to activists from Protect our Future. This finding has prompted the young environmentalists to start another campaign to urge […]

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Beach clean-up focuses on micro-plastics

Beach clean-up focuses on micro-plastics

| 23/11/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers picked-up around 300 pounds of garbage, mostly micro-plastics, from South Sound beaches at the weekend in a new focus for the regular beach clean-ups. Plastic Free Cayman hosted the event at South Sound dock on Saturday, just as Cayman reopened its borders to visitors more than 20 months after the pandemic closed them […]

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POF keeps focused on nature’s needs

POF keeps focused on nature’s needs

| 08/09/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Protect Our Future, the local student-led NGO that is keenly focused on creating a sustainable future for these islands, persuaded the student body of Cayman International School (CIS) to donate the money raised in the first dressdown day of the year to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park’s (QEIIBP), which was badly damaged in […]

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POF activists target reef conservation

POF activists target reef conservation

| 28/07/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The local students behind one of Cayman’s most effective environmental advocacy groups, Protect Our Future, are launching a new campaign to get the country to focus on protecting the reefs around the Cayman Islands. Following a trip to Little Cayman, where they documented an area of coral reefs that are still some of the […]

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Plastic trash ‘endless and everywhere’, activists report

Plastic trash ‘endless and everywhere’, activists report

| 15/06/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A group of volunteers who engaged in a weekend beach clean-up in North Side on Monday have said that most of the garbage they collected was plastic and microplastics, which was “endless and everywhere”. Plastic Free Cayman organised the latest effort to keep Cayman’s beaches clean, joining up with Protect Our future and the […]

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WB wetlands immersed in plastic pollution

WB wetlands immersed in plastic pollution

| 24/05/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Local activists are raising the alarm about pollution in the West Bay wetland area after they discovered this weekend just how much plastic is finding its way into the remaining mangroves in the Safehaven area. Plastic Free Cayman, which organised the clean-up to mark World Biodiversity Day on Sunday, were joined by volunteers from […]

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Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

| 19/04/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Student activists from Protect Our Future led a community clean-up event at Safe Haven this weekend and collected more than 900lbs of garbage, including two huge refrigerators, a toilet and a generator. As politicians were horsetrading over who should take the reins of power and be responsible for addressing these mounting problems, the students […]

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