Grand Visit Beach Clean Up

Volunteer Beach Clean Up in Grand Cayman 

Doing volunteer work isn’t something I often hear about these days. 


However, when I do, it’s great to know that people are willing to help the environment survive. 

Since I’ve known myself, I’ve always hated littering. No matter where I go, it pains me to see how humans treat the world we live in daily. 

Wherever I go, I try to keep my surroundings as clean as possible. 

Today’s post is all about the environment and my first volunteer work in the Cayman Islands. 

The Importance Of Saving The Environment

Think about being in your room right now, and you look around, and it’s a complete mess. 

First off, I would freak out being in a place like that. I just always like to be in a tidy space. 

If the area/room is unkept, I’m a mess because I just can’t focus and think correctly. I’m sure you’ve felt like that.


Well, imagine how the environment feels when we treat it like our private trash can. 

East End Beach Shores - TheShyFoodBlogger

It feels sick, and because of that, it becomes harder for us as humans to live and bring forth our generations to come. 

If each of us makes an effort to keep our surroundings clean, I’m sure we as a species can live longer and fuller lives. 

I know that’s what I want. 

If you’re ever interested in doing that, follow these tips to keep the environment clean. 

Tips To Keep the Environment Clean: 

  • DO NOT LITTER – this is the biggest ask the environment could ever ask for. So try to dispose of garbage in the correct receptacles and areas. 
  • RECYCLE – growing up, I’m not sure of the cartoon, but I’ve learned this little jingle – “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, chaa *jazz hands*. And since then, I’ve developed the habit of recycling where I can just to reduce waste. 
  • Reusable Shopping Bags – in some countries like Jamaica, they’ve banned plastic bag use when you go to the supermarket and other stores. So, now, when you go grocery shopping, you’ll need to take your reusable shopping bags with you. Plastic bag usage drops with this initiative. 
  • Invest in reusable water bottles – living in a tropical country does have its cons, like being HOT 80-90% of the year. So having a reusable water bottle helps than buying water in plastic 3-4 times a day. 

Cayman Beach Clean Up 

I’m so fortunate to be a part of such a positive initiative of this volunteer beach clean-up I attended recently. 

So, in partnership with Plastic Free Cayman, swimmer Oly Rush visits the Cayman Islands for a beach clean-up drive and celebrates his first anniversary of swimming around Grand Cayman. 

Plastic Free Cayman Beach - TheShyFoodBlogger

Now, that’s a goal I’m sure many swimmers may want to achieve or even challenge themselves with. 


Swimming 60 miles non-stop to raise awareness for sea pollution is a top-tier move in the right direction. 

The Grand Visit Beach Clean-Up Drive

The Grand Visit Beach Clean Up took place on the eastern section of the island, which is where I reside. 

Important – Littering in the Cayman Islands is against the law. If caught, you can face a fine of $500 or imprisonment. 

Now, I’ve only lived in East End for a few months, and sad to say, I am disappointed to see the trash build up along the shorelines. 


Because D and I love to go to the beach, to see all that trash just takes away from the experience of living the island paradise here. 

So I was very excited to help with the clean up, so not only do I enjoy it, but so can everyone else. 

D and I arrived early and saw persons were ahead, making a difference and clearing out all the plastic and other trash along the shoreline. 

It was pleasant to see everyone involved – even the children were involved, too!

Though we couldn’t stay for the entire drive, we were able to confirm before leaving that we had collected 700 lbs of trash. 

That’s 700 lbs less trash going into the ocean and destroying the balance of the ecosystem. 

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An initiative like this always shines a positive light on anyone who truly cares about the environment. 

I certainly look forward to partaking in more voluntary activities such as these while here and anywhere else I can. 

Beach Cleanup Trash - TheShyFoodBlogger

If you’re ever interested in voluntary work with Plastic Free Cayman, check out their page here for updates. 

And don’t forget to follow the tips provided here, plus others you find in helping to keep the earth cleaner and safer.

More About Me: 

P.S. Aside from blogging about my personal journey in the Cayman Islands, I’m also a girl who loves to cook. Technically I am a certified chef de partie (line chef). 

I decided I wanted to hone in on the skills that I learned at culinary school and share some recipes I love to make or always wanted to make. 

I’m no perfectionist but I do love food, so check out the food side of my blog here. I share all sorts of recipes and ideas you can try in your kitchen too!

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