Blue Economy is the sustainable use of the ocean's resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health.
When planning the first edition of Art With Me *GNP, we hired a biologist that advised our partner hotels & businesses how to adopt better environmental practices. Based on Blue Economy, we asked them to implement the following guidelines to help preserve Tulum’s nature:
1. Respect the turtle season law
2. Have a wildlife action plan
3. Choose local products over ones brought abroad
4. Have a municipal environmental permit
5. Respect dunes and mangroves
6. Have an adequate sewage waste treatment
7. Sort their solid waste
8. Respect fishery season
For this year’s edition, we took a step forward and partnered with the local groups: Red Tulum Sostenible, Woolis Solutions and No Mas Plastik to help us support hotels & businesses by implementing the Oceanic Standard (link para enviar a pag web OG), an easy step-by-step guide for restaurants, event venues, hotels, bars, nightlife venues and more to adopt sustainable practices that empower consumers to make conscious choices while meeting both business and environmental needs.
The venues that complied with the following guidelines were awarded with the Ocean Champion Badge:
Eliminate single use plastics, especially plastic straws, plastic bottles and Styrofoam takeaway containers
Sort organic, inorganic and recyclable waste for recycling and properly dispose of cooking oil
Implement sustainable food practices & offer sustainable seafood
Tulum Municipal Court
Tulum Expo Feria
All our main events are always operated by a team of environmentalists that sort, weigh and give the waste generated an adequate final destination.
In 2018 we recycled 70% of the waste and this year we recycled up to 95%
No single use plastics, styrofoam or straws were sold
Compostable cups, plates and cutlery were provided at food courts
Placement of drinking water stations for filling water bottles
Placement of containers with recyclable, non-recyclable and organic signs
Training of staff to educate the general public on how to sort their waste
Training of personnel to carry out the waste weighing by type after each event and classification and separation of materials
Art With Me *GNP through Care With Me takes actions for the planet at a local and global scale. In a big effort we offset 50% of the carbon footprint related to the CO2 emissions from all of the attendees, artists and production including aerial and terrestrial transportation, energy, accommodation, feeding and catering.
This was possible through Scolelte-Plan Vivo Certified Projects in Chiapas, who are dedicated to improve livelihoods and restore ecosystems (Tropical and Temperate Forest). Since 1994, the Project supports 1,287 producers and 9 community groups, benefitting approximately 2,450 families.
Scolelte-Plan Vivo Certified Projects in Chiapas, SE Mexico is an impact investment in one of the poorest states in the country, about 1,000 Km south of Tulum.
Be part of Tulum’s Low Carbon Initiative by being aware of your carbon footprint.
Radical improvements in energy efficiency at home
Air conditioning, energy-efficient kitchen appliances
Take Public Transit, Carpool, or Bike
Flights: Economy class is three times lower than First class
Adopt a Planetary Healthy Diet
Reduce your animal protein consumption, especially red meat, no more than two days a week. Vegetarian diets have a low carbon footprint
Consume Less Overall
Reduce shopping, and cut the trend on having the ultimate mobile, laptop, tablet every year use them until they die