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Hotel Waste Streams and Permaculture Principles

We jumped feet first (literally!) into our own trash!    We decided that 2020 was high time for Playa Viva to revisit our own waste streams inside the hotel.  Using one of the most important permaculture principles, apply self-regulation and accept feedback, I spent three consecutive days sorting our waste with the intention of understanding […]

From the Sesame Fields at Playa Viva to Your Dinner Table

Introducing Gente Viva Sesame As part of our ongoing mission to support local farming communities in our home town of Juluchuca, we are proud to announce Gente Viva Sesame - direct-trade organic sesame seeds, grown on site and nearby, by farmers from Juluchuca and other local communities who have farmed their land for generations.  This […]

“Our Oceans Our Future”

#WorldOceansDay Happy World Oceans Day! At Playa Viva (“Living Beach”) it’s in our name to keep our coast and ocean healthy, alive, and thriving. Our oceans are essential to life as we know it on the planet: 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean, they help regulate our climate, provide a significant […]

Sembrado con Amor / Grown with Love

A Story of Regeneration: Moving towards regenerative agriculture on the southern pacific coast of Mexico At Playa Viva, every aspect of our operation attempts to go beyond low-impact and actually make the place—the land and our community—better than it was. In other words, we practice regeneration. Regeneration applies to everything that we do. What we do […]

“Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values” — voting with your dollar (investing and spending)

Recently, I've been reading alot about the growth of the social impact investing space and wanted to address this in the context of social impact spending and how we vote with the dollars we spend as much as those we invest. In an article by Stephanie Cohn Rupp of the Threshold Group,  she addresses the size […]

Supply Chain 2.0 – Impact on Local Community

What does GIIRS certification mean to you? Don't mean to be glib, but click on the link and do the research if you are not familiar with this social and environmental impact assessment system.  For Playa Viva, part of going through GIIRS certification was taking our "game up a notch" when it comes to measuring […]

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