22 September – World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day is celebrated on September 22 and encourages car owners to not use their vehicles for a day. Events are held in different cities around the world to raise awareness about the negative effects the excessive use of cars has on the environment. The events vary by location and give car owners an […]
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5 Important Characteristics of Smart Homes

Smart homes are no longer restricted to the properties of billionaires or just depicted in films.  Nowadays, it is becoming more mainstream for homeowners in different parts of the world to “smartify” their homes. The results obtained are amazing! Smart homes have customizable options, increased efficiency, greater comfort and quick technological responses to human interaction.  […]
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The 5 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Are you looking to eat healthy in Playa del Carmen? Then, you definitely have to check this list of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in town.  Clorofila Clorofila Green & Vegan is a restaurant and a healthy products store. Here, the cooks make their own vegan nut and seed cheese. Besides, they sell a […]
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5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Money in the Kitchen

Many people believe that living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive and inconvenient. Actually, it is easy being green. Helping the planet is just a matter of making one simple change at a time. And these small lifestyle changes can make you save money! There are many ways to lower our waste output and reduce our […]
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How to Behave When Diving

Diving is a great activity and Cozumel is the best place to do so in Quintana Roo. This year-round scuba diving destination in the Mexican Caribbean is known for its abundant marine life. When diving in Cozumel you can see colored sponges, turtles, reefs, nurse sharks and rays. Nowadays, Cozumel is popular divers’ mecca. All […]
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This Summer, Choose an Eco-Friendly Sunscreen

Approximately 25 % of the sunscreen ingredients that we apply on our skin end up in the ocean. Some chemicals (like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and avobenzone) are a threat to the health of marine ecosystems. These chemicals make coral more susceptible to bleaching, deform baby coral and degrade its resilience to stand up […]
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Houses Built with Sargassum Bricks

In 2015, the Mexican beaches of Quintana Roo received a huge amount of sargassum. At that time, Omar Vázquez, owner of a nursery, started taking advantage of these algae for his business. Vázquez used sargassum as a fertilizer for his plants and he also sold it to his customers.  Later on, he decided to build […]
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26 July – International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

Mangroves are outstanding ecosystems that thrive in the boundary between land and sea. They are very rare and consist of trees or large shrubs, including ferns and palms. Mangroves grow in saline coastal sediment and they are found in 123 tropical and sub-tropical nations. The largest areas of mangrove forests are found on the wetter […]
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Sargassum-free Beaches in Quintana Roo

Hotel owners in the Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo will shuttle guests to sargassum-free beaches. The goal is for them to enjoy the white sands and the turquoise waters for which this Mexican region is world-famous.  Manuel Paredes Mendoza, executive director of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, expressed that the aim of the initiative is […]
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