G Adventures ‘cleans up’ Caye Caulker as part of their Glympics!!

On July 26, 2012 in Caye Caulker, News

Tour Leader Zema - the eventual winner!Tour Leader Luis - runner up

There have been some strange antics around Raggamuffin these past two days, ending in persons seemingly covered in garbage, all in the name of sportsmanship!!

G Adventures (the largest adventure tour company in Central America to pass through Caye Caulker) is celebrating the Olympics by participating their very own Glympics.  Just like the five rings of the Olympics they have five core values at G – Embrace the Bizarre, Do the Right Thing, We Love Changing Peoples Lives, Lead with Service, Create Happiness and Community).

The whole G Nation, from Africa to Asia and to Central America are posting video or photos on Twitter about what these core values mean to them.  G Adventures basecamp in Toronto will be giving out bronze, silver or gold medals to each photo or video.  We will see which part of the world will win the Glympics.

Here in Caye Caulker, two G Adventures groups participated in an island cleaning competition.  The game:  Pick up as much trash as you can in half an hour and then:  Decorate your CEO (Tour Leader) with that trash.  Both groups competed hard and both CEO’s (Zema and Luis) ended up being covered in trash – but in the end and there does have to be a winner, Zema’s group won for their creativity.

The Village Council truthfully do a fantastic job of keeping the island and particularly the front of Caye Caulker clean, however, the more residential areas are really the responsibility of locals and these are the areas that need the assistance – therefore this was the focus of the clean up!  All in all 10 bags of trash were picked up in just a few hours, so it sends a huge message to their passengers and locals alike that we need to take care of how we dispose our trash!

Caye Caulker is a beautiful place and G Adventures passengers helped keep it that way yesterday – THANK YOU G ADVENTURES!

To follow their CEO’s and staff around the world by following #Glympics on Twitter!


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