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Vegetarian: a healthy lifesyle

More and more people are turning vegetarian, but anyone who is or is considering becoming vegetarian should bear in mind several important points to maintain a healthy diet. Here we offer a selection of top tips for stocking up on some healthy vegetarian ingredients supplied by Vanda Laktos of Herboristeria Biocasa in Fuengirola, who invites readers to join in on one of her vegetarian cooking courses.

QUINOA: is usually considered to be a whole grain. It is actually a seed, but can be prepared like … Continue reading

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Coín farmers’ market launches

A letter from the organisers:

Dear friends and local producers of Coin,
We would like to thank everyone for their interest in the village for this project. The meeting held on Wednesday at the old Convent in town was packed and plenty of ideas, opinons and suggestions were collected that will help guide us in creating a local farmers’ market. Over the next few days we will start to work with the growers and producers who have expressed an interest to create a ‘growers association’ in Coín, … Continue reading

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The vegan way

To mark World Vegan month that takes place every November we thought we’d dedicate some space to look at what it means to be vegan, and why many people who choose to be a vegan believe it is the best and quickest way to save the planet.

While a vegetarian diet is becoming more common, even in southern Spain, veganism is still considered a much more radical lifestyle choice. Yet some of the arguments for a vegan diet are compelling, and for those of us … Continue reading

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A manifesto for a ‘green’ economy

Twenty five local businesses, following the initiative of EQQUO Málaga, Spain’s new green party, have launched a manifesto for a more socially responsible and environmentally friendly economy. The manifesto was launched in November at the Fair Trade shop (tienda Comercio Justo) in the old town of Málaga city. Angel Rodriguez, one of the party’s leading candidates, presented the initiative as a call to all of Málaga – businesses, associations, parties and unions – as a way to overcome the current social-environmental crisis and drive forward … Continue reading

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The infra red revolution

Last year we reported on the latest developments in infra red technology bringing clean dry heat into our houses. Redwell, one of the world’s pioneers in infra red heating systems, has had an office based down here in southern Spain for the past six years, and have recently launched new product ranges that are more efficient and more economical. Their new white frameless panels offer considerable savings so that more people can enjoy the benefits of infra red heating.
Humans have the capacity to absorb infrared … Continue reading

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Arboretum: New roots in Marbella

Readers will recall that Arboretum is a non-profit organisation, whose mission is to develop an educational tool and provide a public space for the environmental literacy of the local population with a focus on sustainability.

This issue we look at two important issues, the first being ‘action’. On November 12 the first group of stakeholders planted their trees at Arboretum, marking the opening ceremony for the 2011 planting season. These are people who support the project with a membership fee of 5€ per month and are … Continue reading

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Arboretum – Sowing the seeds of a forest for the people

Arboretum

Arboretum is a nonprofit project based in Marbella whose mission is to develop environmental education and provide a public space for an understanding of sustainability in practice. La Chispa will be following its progress over the next few issues.

In the conservation garden, one of the priorities is developing a wild wood, composed of 131 species of trees, shrubs, grasses and vines native to the region, creating a living collection of plants and a gene pool representing the biodiversity of the area.

Given the special nature … Continue reading

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Bionatura – Celebrating years of organic goodness

Bionatura, the only organic supermarket in Málaga province with full certification from CAAE, the Andalucían organic association, is celebrating some special anniversaries in November. Their two shops, in Los Boliches and Marbella, have been open for 15 and 10 years respectively this year, and they are inviting Chispa readers to a special open day at their two premises on Saturday November 5 at 12.00 for free tasting and special offers.

Pioneers from the very beginning, Pernille and Miguel have constantly improved and developed the business, going … Continue reading

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Cosmic Chi – Modern Feng Shui

When Sandra Glijn started her studies in Feng Shui many years ago, she quickly realized that this ancient Chinese scientific discipline, dedicated to well being, could be difficult to integrate into a modern European lifestyle. In an attempt to ‘adapt’ traditional Feng Shui to 21st century living, Sandra created the concept of ‘Cosmic Chi’, chi being the invisible energy that connects us all, instead of Feng Shui (which literally means ‘wind, water’). Keeping the basic principles of traditional Feng Shui such as the 5 elements, … Continue reading

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