CARE WITH ME PLEDGE

Tulum is our home. We live here, work here and raise our families here. For the first time, Art With me has united over 25 local businesses for a common cause: To bring awareness and solutions to the infrastructure and environmental challenges we face as a community. We hope to protect Tulum for many generations to come. We urge you to be a part of the solution by taking our Care With Me pledge.

BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION AT ART WITH ME 2019

Use cloth bags, not plastic ones.

Avoid all single-use plastics: bags, bottles, cups, straws, cutlery, plates, cups, etc.

Be vocal! Request that your hotel or restaurant stop using single-use plastics. The more noise you make, the faster we can impact a change.

Bring your own portable water bottle. Several venues in Tulum have water dispenser.

Do not leave a trace. Leave the place as you found it; If you have garbage keep it until you can find a trash can.

Do not dispose of cigarette butts on the ground, find an ashtray or trash or garbage can.

Seek out certified green establishments.

Chooses walking or a bicycle over motorized vehicle. Several venues have bikes for guests or it is cheap to rent one. If you drive or take a taxi, please carpool.

Reduce your water and energy consumption whenever possible.

Specify if you do not want your towels and sheets washed.

No toilet paper should ever be flushed in any Tulum toilet.

Never wear any sunscreen when swimming in cenotes and beach. The chemicals in sunscreen are toxic to the environment damaging our fragile cenotes and coral reef. Organic sunscreen is okay.

Reduce your environmental impact by being a guardian of natural resources, especially mangrove forests, wetlands and coral reefs.

In protected areas, access only the places open to visitors.

Motivate other travelers through blogs or social networks to share this pledge.

SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Buy locally-made handcrafts and products.

Respect livelihoods of local vendors and artisans by paying a fair price.

Do not buy counterfeit products or items that are prohibited by national/international regulations.

Hire native guides with in-depth knowledge of the area.

Choose community tourism operators with environmental policies and projects in place.

HONOR YOUR HOST AND OUR COMMON HERITAGE

Tulum is steeped in Mayan tradition and history. Research your destination to learn about local customs, traditions and social conditions. It’s a great way to build understanding of the local community and excitement for your adventure ahead.

Learn to speak a few words in the local language. This can help you connect with the local community and its people in a more meaningful way. Respect all that makes an international destination different and unique, from its history, architecture, religion, dress and communication codes, to its music, art and cuisine.

Always ask before taking photographs of other people as their privacy matters as much as yours.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

To celebrate your commitment to conscious travel and environmental stewardship, Art With Me is offering $25 OFF festival tickets to anyone who signs the Care With Me Pledge.

Thanks for being part of the change!
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