Thanks to all who partipated as volunteers at our last beach clean up, event as well as to our sponsers Agua de Coco who provided the drinks, Tacos Juli with there delicious tacos and youth group of Tecoman for coordinating with us this effort.
We accomplish our goal once again working towards a clean beach and a better environment.
Construction at our Headquarters
Eco Vida is pleased to announce that a total of 80 volunteers from the University of Colima, and The Youth Group were on hand to help Eco Vida conduct our largest event of the year. We got started with the landscaping project for Eco Vida's headquarters facilities at the beach, including a new outdoor classroom, recycling palapa, and our boat launch facility.
Beach Clean Up
Half of the volunteers conducted a beach clean up in front of the new ocean front boardwak.
Food, Drinks, Games and Prizes
After the work was done we will served lunch privided by the tourism department, drinks provided by AGUA DE COCO, and had a friendly beach volleyball competition with prizes from the surf company SQUALO!
Eco Vida is proud to have joined SurfRider Foundation to execute a massive beach cleanup event that stretched from Mexico to Argentina!
The event was covered by local television, radio, and three newspapers. Volunteers from the Tecoman city Youth Group worked along side Eco Vida cleaning the entire beach.
After the clean up, participants were treated to snacks and coconut juice from Agua De Coco company, then had fun playing beach volleyball. Everyone received hats and shirts from the local surf company SQUALO.
Thanks to all our sponsors!
WHO: Surfrider Foundation and Eco Vida
WHAT: The 2nd Annual "YO AMO MI PLAYA" (I love my beach). A fun-filled environmental awareness day featuring a beach clean-up event, educational class, free refreshments, and beach games (cool prizes by SQUALO surf company) after the clean up.
WHERE: Meet us at Eco Vida's facility in Colima.
(at the end of the road near the river mouth)
WHY: Because it's fun to live and play at a clean beach !
Eco Vida conducted another round of stakeholder surveys with the local business owners and residents. The collaborative event was done by:
The University of Colima students
Eco Vida A.C.
Colima State Government
City of Tecoman
This survey consisted of face to face interviews with visitors and business owners and a long questionier. The day-long effort was followed by a meal and finished up with some beach games. A big "Thank You" goes out to the Tourism Department of Tecomán who kicked things off with a brief explanation of the event and the goals to be obtained.
The Clean Beaches Event ! ! ! Come Join Us
9AM at the Eco Vida beach palapa classroom.
We will present a short environmental lesson followed by a long beach clean up effort before returning for a snack and some beach games with prizes from Squalo Surf Company.
All are welcome. No cost to anyone! Come have some fun.
Another event will be taking place: The Environmental Education and
Reforestation project by Evo Vida and the Clean Beach Committe
The schedule will be as follows:
9:00 - Environmental Education lesson: Recycling Waste by Carlos Gonzalez
9:15 - Clean beach (materials available bags and gloves)
10:15 - (drinks and snacks)
11:00 - Small reforestation Bugambilias (at the glorieta)
12:00 - Beach Games ...
Everyone is invited !
This is the month when the Endangered Sea Turtles start arriving on our coasts ... and Eco Vida begins the seasonal care of the eggs and hatchlings.
Take care of their habitat! A clean beach makes a nice start for a young turtle. Turn off all bright
lights near the shore in the evening because sea turtles use the moonlight to navigate.
Mangroves are woody, dense vegetation, tree or shrub of 1-30 meters high, In Mexico theres four dominated mangrove species (Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa, Avicennia germinans and Conocarpus erectus). mangroves, provide a variety of environmental services as areas of food, shelter and growth of juvenile crustaceans , so they maintain much of the fish production.
We care for our mangroves!
'WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY'
The World Environment Day was first celebrated in 1972 and has since grown to become one of the main tools of the United Nations to extend awareness of the environment.
This year the World Environment Day has the theme; "Think, Eat, Save " , a campaign to reduce food waste.
It is also a day on which we all walk together to ensure a cleaner habitat , green and pleasant for us and for future generations .
Call Eco Vida to see how you can get involved in our event, or create a cleaning crew in your neighborhood, stop using plastic bags and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A BIODIGESTOR IS?
The digesters are systems that use organic, human and animal waste to generate energy.
They are a specially designed container that allows the decomposition of organic matter under anaerobic conditions and produces gas for cooking use. The digester has an opening for the organic material, a chamber for it to decompose, an outlet valve for gas (biogas ) , and an output for the processed material (biofertilizer) .
Eco Vida is working with the state government office of INIFAP and the mayor to build a biodigester in the village with the goal of improving the economic (free gas), social, (better health) and environmental sustainability of the village through the proper handling of waste matter.
In collaboration with the cities of Armeria and Tecoman, the State Secretary of Tourism, and the volunteers from the Accounting School at the University of Colima along with the Faculty of Economics... Eco Vida is organizing a series of events to conduct a public opinion survey. Locations for the survey include the beach towns of Cuyutlán, Paraiso, Pascuales, Tequanillo, and Real. The goal is to better understand and document opinions related to public services, tourism, the environment, economic conditions, and the hopes, dreams and desires of residents, visitors and businesses in our area.
Sunday was our environmental event where students of 5th semester
of UAG IAETAC Campus participated in the lessons and beach clean up.
The lesson was "Solid Waste", we did a beach clean up activity later we had some snack and ended with a beach soccer game where Squalo gave prizes to the winning team.
We are dedicated to the protection of the natural environment for the enjoyment of all people, present and future.
Through conservation, activism and education we strive to create the cleanest possible environment and a higher standard of living for the people we serve.
Connect with us on Facebook to interact with Eco Vida office manager Alejandro Mancilla and learn about upcoming projects, job positions, and volunteer opportunities.