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May 7 & 8: La Chispa mini festival ‘a Twist of Lemon’

May 7 & 8: La Chispa mini festival ‘a Twist of Lemon’

La Chispa presents a weekend music festival in a beautiful rural finca.

Reggae and world music, concerts and DJs, plus workshops, drumming and lots of children’s activities in this family friendly event.

Entrance is 15€ for Saturday, camping and B&B accommodation available mroe entertainment on Sunday. Under 16 FREE.
Buy tickets here: https://www.codetickets.com/finca-al-limon/es/codetickets.com/1/ (Secure online ticket purchasing)

La Chispa presenta Un Día de Festival Musical, en una preciosa Finca Rural. Reggae y música del mundo, conciertos … Continue reading

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Healthy living festival Arte Sano launches 11th edition in San Pedro Alcantara

Festival Arte Sano, one of the most popular alternative festivals on the Costa del Sol will be holding its 11th edition in San Pedro on December 5th and 6th.
Arte Sano is the largest free alternative festival on the coast and has established itself as an essential event showcasing healthy living, artistic expression, movement and dance and personal development. Peppered with a liberal mix of live performances, dance, activities, workshops, classes and plenty of stalls, including lots of healthy food options, and a dynamic children’s area, … Continue reading

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The Government plan on establishing a sun tax

The sun will stop being free – Stop the “sun tax” by minister Soria. The Industry Ministry wants to impose a tax to prevent users generating their own electricity. We have to stop it!

The government will establish a “sun tax”, another step in their dance with the big power companies in its aim to boycott and discourage energy self sufficiency. The new draft Royal Decree proposed by the Ministry of Industry will force consumers connected to the network who want to generate their own … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Start of Summer at Arboretum Marbella

Arboretum is marking the start of summer on Sunday 21st June with a fun day of activities at their public park behind Marbella bus station. From 10.00-17.00 there will be stalls with organic and environmentally friendly products, artisan foods, plus arts and crafts and gifts to buy. There will also be live music to create a festival atmosphere, workshops and games and activities for the kids, all set in the beautiful Urban Allotments at Arboretum.

Arboretum Marbella is the People’s Forest, creating a public park … Continue reading

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Petition to replace bull rings with a modern representation of Spain

PETA UK and AnimaNaturalis, a Spanish animal rights organisation – along with hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout Europe – urge Mini-Europe to update the depiction of Spain in the Mini-Europe park from a bullring to something more representative of modern Spanish culture such as Seville’s Plaza de España.

Bullfighting is animal abuse, plain and simple. In the ring, the bull has swords plunged into his neck, back and body again and again until blood pours from his wounds and mouth. He is terrified and in … Continue reading

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More dangerous GM toxins in our food chain

Juncker breaks promise to make EU GMO decisions more democratic
National opt-outs on GMO imports would challenge single EU market

The European Commission has published a proposal to amend rules on EU imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The proposed reform would still allow the Commission to authorise the import of GMOs even where a majority of national governments, the European Parliament and the public oppose them. The proposal does not affect authorisation procedures for the cultivation of GMOs.

Commenting on the proposed review, Greenpeace EU food policy … Continue reading

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XII Iberian bike congress to be held in Malaga

The first bike congress was held in Lisbon in 1996 following an initiative by the Portuguese cycling federation, Bicycle Users (FPCUB) and the Spanish Association ConBici and is now held annually alternating between spanish and Portuguese cities. ConBicic was created in 1992 and is integrated into over 50 associations throughout Spain and Portugal, existing primarily to support and promote cycling as a sustainable means of transport. The congress is an opportunity for exchange, debate, training and information relating to everything interesting for people involved in … Continue reading

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Community initiatives for cooperation, self sufficiency, responsible consuming and healthy living

The ‘ethical network’ of friends of Dehnaten launched recently to promote ethical, social and environmental values within their local area, daily life and between people who want to maintain their urban lifestyle but who relate to the values that would be found in intentional communities

Iniciativas comunitarias para la cooperación, la auto gestión, el consumo responsable y la vida sana

Nace la red ética de Amigos de Dehnaten.
Robert Gilman, uno de los principales promotores e impulsores de las ecoaldeas a nivel internacional, define lo que es una … Continue reading

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Dale Vince Implements Ecotricity Boycott Of Air France Over Shipment Of Monkeys To Laboratories

Founder Dale Vince Joins PETA in Calling for Last Remaining Major Airline to Stop Transporting Primates to Labs

The founder and managing director of renewable-energy company Ecotricity, Dale Vince OBE, fired off a letter this morning calling on Air France to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories, where they’re caged, experimented on and killed. Ecotricity, founded in 1996 by ‘wind tycoon’ Dale Vince began with a single wind turbine and now supplies thousands of people with green electricity.

In his letter, the vegan managing director points out … Continue reading

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Should we be eating salads in winter?

In most of Europe these days, year-round we can buy almost any fruit or vegetable. This is an excellent source of nutrition in the colder months, but means our food travels a substantial distance in order for us to benefit from it. Most produce arrives from Almería in southern Spain, known as ‘the salad bowl of Europe’, where irrigated, plastic greenhouses cover over 80,000 acres, over 125 sq. miles. Is this a sustainable way to grow our food though?

See this illustration showing the change of … Continue reading

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