Cozumel Recycling

Hazelo Hoy:  Recycling Initiative Seeks Funding

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It has been almost a year (November) since we embarked in this idea of helping have a cleaner Cozumel, making sure that our recyclable waste arrived at the right place, starting at home. Gradually this has turned into something huge and on May carried out all the legal steps to create a non-profit organization, or an A.C., and we have continued working on our spare time to make this movement grow even more every day (my formal job is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Saturday), and we make use of our own resources, not charging anything for the pick-up at your homes or businesses. We have gone from 180 kg of recyclables collected and delivered in one month (Nov. 2017) to 5,800 kg of recyclables collected and delivered (Sept. 2018). Presently we have the support of 200 people and 25 businesses in this endeavor.


This is a great effort and thanks to your help we keep growing; however, in Fundación Hazlo Hoy, A.C. we realize that in order to have the effects we seek as well as the one Cozumel needs, we require financial assistance, so we can be able to reach more homes and businesses. Thus, we would be able to avoid, as much as possible, that 30 to 35 tons that daily arrive to the sanitary landfill can be directed to the right recycling sites, with the help of volunteers and vans. Also, to be able to apply these projects in schools with environmental education and ecology awareness, reaching the children that

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can make the real changes and help our planet, creating a center to transform the recyclable waste that we receive, creating employment and having more resources, and raising awareness on the importance of refusing, reusing and recycling.


That is the reason why we ask for your support and help with $1 dollar a month, or $12 dollars a year. This instead of asking for a person to help us with thousands of dollars, we believe that thousands of people can help us with  only $1; this is not much for you in a month, but for Hazlo Hoy A.C.  will help us all create something really big and important for the benefit of Cozumel.


If you wish to help, our PayPal account is


Thank you and we will continue working for a cleaner Cozumel and a cleaner Planet.


Hazlo Hoy, la iniciativa para reciclar busca obtener financiamiento

Casi ha pasado un año (Noviembre) desde que nos embarcamos en esta idea de ayudar a tener un Cozumel más limpio, al asegurarnos que nuestros desechos reciclables llegaran al lugar correcto,  lo que empezó con nuestra casa, poco a poco se convirtió en algo enorme que nos empujó en Mayo  a hacer todos los trámites legales para crear un Fundación sin fines de lucro o una A.C., y hemos continuado trabajando para que este movimiento crezca cada día más, lo hacemos en nuestro tiempo libre ( ya que trabajo de 10:00 a 18:00hrs de lunes a Sábado) y con nuestros propios recursos sin cobrar nada por ir a sus domicilios o negocios. Hemos ido de 180 kg de reciclables colectados y entregados  en un mes (Nov.2017)  a 5,800 kg de reciclables colectados y entregados en (Sept.2018). Al día de hoy nos apoyan entregando sus residuos reciclables casi 200 personas y 25 negocios


Es un gran esfuerzo y gracias a su ayuda continuamos creciendo, sin embargo nos damos cuenta en Fundación Hazlo Hoy A.C. Que para que realmente haya un impacto como deseamos y el que Cozumel necesita, requerimos ayuda económica, para poder llegar a mas hogares y negocios y así evitar en lo más posible que estas 30 o 35 toneladas que a diario llegan al relleno sanitario se dirijan a los lugares correctos para poder ser reciclados con la ayuda de voluntarios y camionetas.  Para poder aplicar los proyectos en las escuelas de educación ambiental y de conciencia ecología, para llegar a los niños que son los que realmente pueden cambiar y ayudar a nuestro planeta y crear un centro de trasformación de los desechos reciclables que recibimos para crear fuentes empleo y tener un poco más de recursos, así como dar a conocer la importancia de rechazar, rehusar y reciclar.


Es por esto que solicitamos su apoyo y ayuda con $1 dólar mensual o $12 dólares al año, en lugar de solicitar que una

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persona nos ayudar con miles de dólares, creemos que miles de personas nos pueden ayudar con tan solo $1 que no representa mucho en un mes para ustedes, pero para nosotros en Hazlo Hoy A.C, va a ayudarnos a crear juntos algo realmente grande e importante por el bien de Cozumel.


Si TU quieres ayudar, nuestra cuenta de PayPal

Gracias y seguiremos trabajando por un Cozumel y Planeta mas limpio.


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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