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Jun 14: Seminario Fundamental “energía universal, humana y espiritualidad
14/06/2013 - 14/06/2013
Dec 5: Yoga teacher training in India
05/12/2013 - 01/01/2013
Nov 11: Retreat Explore your change from I to We (Damanhur)
11/10/2013 - 19/10/2013
July 27 & 28: Arte Sano – a Healing arts festival on the beach;
27/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Jul 25 – 28: Jornadas Hermético-Alquímicas
25/07/2013 - 27/07/2013
- Jun 14: Seminario Fundamental “energía universal, humana y espiritualidad
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Arboretum Marbella is an environmental charity creating a people’s forest in Marbella. Its aims are to create a public park of native plants and trees which is a site for conservation, education and a beautiful green space for everyone to enjoy. All their actions are aimed at informing and inspiring Marbella’s residents and tourists to become more aware of the importance of nature and protecting it by becoming more sustainable and less environmentally damaging.
Since the start on the 4th May 2011, when the Town … Continue reading
The solar de hydrator
Why a solar dehydrator?
Where we live there are many small farms with fruit trees, that while they are productive are not viable to sell the produce fresh and the trees are left without harvesting. Dehydrating the fruit allows these small farms to create a viable way of exploiting their crops. The dehydration process conserves the food while protecting them from the direct rays of the sun and keeping most of the nutrients. This was traditionally done with figs, grapes and apricots, … Continue reading
Although the Government has no intention of promoting clean alternative energy, we do have the individual opportunity of saving energy by cooking with the sun. There are many different models and designs of solar ovens or cookers available on Interne: parabolic, cardboard box, aluminium reflector, and one that use car tyres! Parabolic reflectors cook very quickly at high temperatures but they are large and have to be orientated towards the sun frequently. The ‘sunstove’ is an excellent design as you only need to point it … Continue reading
Registration for the 2nd National Transition congress which will be held on April 12 – 14 in Mijas is now open. The organising group consists of members from the local groups of Fuengirola-Mijas, Coín and Marbella and is looking forward to meeting new people, making old acquaintances and continuing the learning journey of all that is required in these times of transition.
They are looking forward to establishing new links with people and groups committed to building the reality they want and that we need … Continue reading
The first meeting of a new transition group was held on Sunday, March 10, at Algarrobo Costa’s town hall in Axarquia. The event was held under the name ‘First Workshop of the Future’ inspired by Robert Jungk’s methodology laid out in his book “Zukunftswerkstätten, Wiederbelebung der Wege zur Demokratie” (The future workshops, roads to revive democracy), that advocated and implemented a commitment to democratize decisions in modern societies so that its citizens could participate in a comprehensive and equal way, at all levels of socio-political … Continue reading
Arboretum Marbella promotes sustainability, a change in attitude, raising awareness and conservation of resources. We plant ideas, concepts and values and then water them with action, consistency and responsible work, so that more and more people grow up with a different perspective and a different relationship with their natural and social environment.
Last year Arboretum launched a transition initiative in Marbella, INTransition, which already has 81 people involved in three emerging projects: Responsible consumption, edible gardens and educational activities. This year we intend to get into … Continue reading
The advantages of using solar energy in a sunny region like Andalucía, the place with the most hours of sunshine in Eurpoe, are indisputable. Some of the renewable energy installations that have the highest yield are thermal hot water, wind and photovoltaic. This article focuses on the latter, adding that taking advantage of this natural, indigenous resource is not just a luxury, it would be an energy-dependent recklessness to ignore it, as a worryingly high percentage (80%) of external energy use also contributes alarmingly to … Continue reading
El 27 de octubre tuvo lugar en Marbella la Jornada Internacional sobre Transición INtransition 2012, bajo el lema ” Una cita con el cambio por un futuro mejor” tuvo lugar este encuentro donde se trato la iniciativas de transición como respuesta a las diversas crisis ( económica, pico del petróleo, cambio climático), donde se conto con la participación como ponentes de Juan del Rio (Red de Transición del Estado Español) , Filipa Leao Pimentel (Transition Network), José Martín Sanchez (Coín en Transición) y la videoconferencia … Continue reading
The solar dehydrator project was born in 2010 as part of the renewable energy work group created by community project Coín in Transition. The group was aware that there is a large amount of mature fruit that was not being collected in the fields and fincas of the rural area round Coín. This was a great waste not only because we are losing food that is at its peak of nutritional value but also a lost economic opportunity to use one of our local resources. … Continue reading
Arte Sano has become a well established festival in San Pedro promoting natural, organic and holistic living through a dynamic marketplace packed with interesting stalls and a programme of activities for mind, body and soul. Co-organised by La Chispa, the festival reflect the values of the magazine – to create a better, more conscious planet by providing tools for positive change. Along with Herboristeria Menta and Monica Bereuther, the organisers plan to make the autumn edition of Arte Sano a special occasion that will be … Continue reading