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May 7 & 8: La Chispa mini festival ‘a Twist of Lemon’
07/05/2016 - 08/05/2016
Nov 5 – 9: Gnosis of the Land – Rock art in Southern Andalucia
05/11/2015 - 09/11/2015
Oct 9 – 12: Edible forest course
09/10/2015 - 12/10/2015
Spet 11 – 13: Self-sufficiency in health and living
11/09/2015 - 13/09/2015
- May 7 & 8: La Chispa mini festival ‘a Twist of Lemon’
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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
Arboretum is marking the start of spring on Sunday 22nd March 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
The Andalucian environmental organization Ronda Limpia is planning its second annual Día de Ronda Limpia in the mountain town of Ronda in Southern Spain. The event will be held in Ronda’s breathtaking La Alamada del Tajo on April 25, 2015.
Ronda Limpia is a volunteer organization aiming to educate and encourage better environmental habits. As part of this years’ celebration we will host an exhibition of recycled art and invite anyone interested to participate with their art pieces, sculptures and re-created utilities made from recycling and … Continue reading
Yes! It really is possible – without compromising the quality of the end result…
Eco Diva is on a mission to help you super-clean your home and be kind to the planet.
If you’re anything like Eco Diva…
– You want a home that sparkles…
– You want to protect your family (and yourself) from nasty chemicals…
– You want to be eco-friendly and protect the planet…
– And you want the same high quality finish you get with a “normal” cleaner without the toxic load.
Let me introduce my “Eco Diva … Continue reading
2014 ended with some victories for antifracking movement around the world that has seen various prohibitions and moratoriums. Meanwhile, the Spanish Government is determined to take the opposite direction. Policy changes at the state level have upheld the decisions of the Constitutional Court to cancel or paralyze the various initiatives to ban fracking at regional levels, leaving us with the contradictory “forbidden to forbid”.
Last November, California county San Benito and Mendocino called a vote on fracking, and in both cases they approved a ban on … Continue reading
There is one last chance to convert a small piece of natural beauty into a Natural Park that would connect the Costa del Sol with the inland region. Unfortunately the politicians, rather than make the most of the natural resources, seem intent on continuing to turn more land into urban zones. The petition, launched on change.org wants to avoid the destruction of another historic jewel with yet more concrete.
sign the petition here
Por un gran Parque Natural en la desembocadura del Guadalhorce
Estamos ante la última … Continue reading
Did you know that 79% of the UK’s fishing fleet is made up of small-scale, local boats and yet they only get 4% of the UK’s fishing quota?
This means that most of our fish could already be caught sustainably, by low impact local fishers who not only look after our seas but also provide work in our coastal communities. But instead it’s the big industrial boats that are given the lion’s share of the catch.
Fishing quotas – how much fish different boats and fishers are … Continue reading
Greenpeace claim that European leaders have once again failed to agree on ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, citing opposition by various EU members including Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The European leaders have agreed to three main objectives – the compulsory reduction of greenhouse gases, an increase in the compulsory amount of renewable energies used and to create bette rlinks between member states for the sharing of energy resources. Greenpeace state that these measures are not nearly enough and that other legislation … Continue reading
September 12 saw the opening of the first shop in Málaga’s city centre selling electric vehicles called ‘Cuida tu Planeta'(‘Care for your planet’). This innovative and progressive business is the idea of Francisco Javier Becerra, and the shop offers a variety of electric vehicles for all sectors: golf, agricultural, private … and for all ages. “From skateboards and bicycles, to cars, golf carts and ATVs”, explained Francisco. “They are all ecological and environmentally friendly.”
“I am very excited about this new project and I think … Continue reading
European mobility week is an important event in the calendar to raise awareness of the increasing and uneccesary use of cars in our cities – a wake up call to both politicians and citizens of our responsibility to our health and the environment to reduce our dependance on cars and the benefits of other, more sustainable, forms of transport like public transport, bikes and walking.
La Semana Europea de la Movilidad, es una campaña de concienciación dirigida a sensibilizar tanto a los responsables políticos como … Continue reading