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By odysys_admin on November 9, 2007

I'm attending the United States Green Build Council's annual Greenbuild Conference in Chicago, Illinois (www.usgbc.org), and there is a palpable sense of urgency permeating all the talks, sessions and impromptu meetings going on here. Its like we have finally reached a tipping point -- no longer is the existence of global warming being debated, but […]

By odysys_admin on November 8, 2007

Together with the trees that are already there such as, Crataeva tapia and Bursera excelsa, the idea is to recreate the original vegetation of the dunes. With this project we hope to stabilize the dunes, suppress the proliferation of plants with thorns, improve the soil and cool the climate by trapping humidity and adding more […]

By odysys_admin on November 5, 2007

We just got the monthly stats in from the turtle sanctuary, Tortuga Feliz, at Playa Viva.  This is definitely peak season.  The team reported for Sept: 714 new nests, 67,451 turtle eggs (avg of 95 eggs per nest) and 29,723 turtles released. In October, the numbers are off the charts: 439 nests, 41,574 eggs and […]

By odysys_admin on October 11, 2007

A recent report released by the Travel Industry Association outlines the results of a survey into habits and choices of the green traveler. According to the report, 50 percent say they would be more likely to use an airline if they knew it took the initiative to offset carbon emissions, used newer, more fuel efficient jets, or implemented recycling […]

By odysys_admin on September 4, 2007

Gaston and Carlos, who are filming a documentary of the "Making of Playa Viva", were on site in September to catch the sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.  A short film of this will be posted when completed.

By odysys_admin on August 30, 2007

How do you start a blog about a project as deep as Playa Viva? Just like every other achievement great and small, with a first step.  Rather than try to describe Playa Viva, or give a first impression, I'll just leave it up to the members of the Playa Viva team to each give you […]

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