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Reconomy

Reconomy: an economy on a human scale

This week, on Sept 4 & 5 in Marbella, the first Reconomy course will be hosted by INtransition Marbella, offering fresh ideas to regenerate the local economy. From 1pm to 9pm the talk will be hosted by Inez Aponte and Jay Tompt members of the UK Transition Network. – www.transitionnetwork.org and promoters of the Reconomy project – www.reconomy.org

This is the first time this course has been offered in Spain and forms part of an extensive programme organised by INtransition … Continue reading

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Seeds that are owned by Monsanto

The urban gardening movement continues to gain pace throughout the world with more and more people connecting with a new world of food and environment: children learning that food is not something that we just buy but discovering where it comes from and its wonderful properties. Within this community are many growers concerned with the all too prevelant name of Monsanto, who continue to buy up seed companies, dominating the market with their genetically modified patents. Buying Monsanto seeds means bringing GM products into your … Continue reading

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From the garden to the feria

Organic veggie tapas served daily in the Caseta Zona Roja (next to the rincon Cubano), recinto Ferial, Málaga
From 22.30
Various tapas made from produce from the huerto – a project by:

www.ecohuertoelrabanito.com

Ecohuerto El Rabanito está constituída como Asociación.

Nuestros objetivos son:

Fomentar la Agroecología y la Soberanía Alimentaria.
Promover una alimentación mas sana y sostenible.
Potenciar y asesorar para el desarrollo de huertos urbanos ecológicos.
Potenciar y asesorar para el desarrollo de Grupos de consumo agroecológicos.
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Going organic in Andalucía

While Andalucía has been one of Europe’s top producers of organic food for many years, most of it has been destined for the export market, with very little supply, or demand for that matter, at a local level. All that has started to change over the past couple of years with organic markets springing up all over the place, more shops selling fresh organic produce and a clear increase in people looking for chemical free products. With the large supermarkets also weighing in with dedicated … Continue reading

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Festival Arte Sano – once again on the beach

After the success of previous editions of Arte Sano, the organisers are planning another festival on the beautiful sea front in San Pedro Alcantara. “We were there last year for an excellent weekend full of activities and music,” say the organisation. “This year we will be bringing the colourful world of alternative andalucía to life for another weekend for all the family.” A diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects ranging from personal development to natural health, spirituality and the environment are on … Continue reading

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Alejandro Sanz in Arctic expedition

The musician and Greenpeace ambassador, Alejandro Sanz, will join the Arctic expedition that Greenpeace is conducting in the month of July to highlight the need to protect this unique ecosystem. The objectives of the journey include checking on the dwindling of the glaciers and the arctic ice cap due to climate change, underscoring the danger of an oil spill in this virtually unexplored territory and the risk citizens’ face of losing their land.

“We have to acknowledge the fact that if we help save the Arctic … Continue reading

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Arboretum Marbella Offers World-Class Permaculture Course

Arboretum Marbella is an environmental project which has been operating on the Costa del Sol for two years and held the first Permaculture Design Course in the area in 2012. This course will be held again in October and is an internationally recognised qualification which in the words of Director Alejandro César Orioli, “is one of the most effective ways to face the current financial crisis and build a sustainable future through education, enabling and taking action.”

We spoke to Alejandro to find out more:

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Fair trade furniture

Deco-Home, which was founded in 2004, imports handicrafts, décor and furniture mainly from Bali, but also other parts of Indonesia and Thailand.

As globalisation increases the gap between rich and poor, small producers are trying in vain to pull out all the stops working to exhaustion, often in conditions akin to slavery in the hope of carving a place in a market dominated by multi-nationals. Claude back from a six month trip with his motor bike has within these countries, to search of beautiful and original … Continue reading

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AVAAZ and Greenpeace launch petition to fight new coastal laws

The two organisations argue that the new laws recently introduced by the Spanish government are incompatible with European directives. Avaaz and Greenpeace are collecting signatures to protect the Spanish coastline from the new laws and will be formally presented to the European commission in the coming week

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La campaña solicita a la CE la apertura de un procedimiento de infracción contra España y la derogación de la Ley de Costas en vigencia, por posibles incompatibilidades con nueve directivas comunitarias. El texto solicita también … Continue reading

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Save el Palmar

Palmar

With summer well and truly here and everyone heading to the beach, where better to turn our ‘sustainable’ eye than to one of the last unspoilt coastlines in Spain. El Palmar, on the Costa de la Luz, has so far avoided the overdevelopment that we’ve seen on other parts of Spain’s 1,000km of coastline, and many people would like to keep it that way, as a last reminder of what natural coastlines looked like. Unfortunately, the area does not have nature reserve protection, and other … Continue reading

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