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The solar dehydrator – Preserving fruit sustainably

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

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Arte Sano V: Eco-holistic gathering in San Pedro

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

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Transition in Action

IN transition 2012 is a one-day conference on October 27 at Palacio de Congresos in Marbella, which will address current issues related to the transition movement.

The Conference will feature keynote speakers such as Rob Hopkins by video conference, Filipa Pimentel from the international transition network, Juan del Río from Transition Network Spain aa well as local transition initiatives from Coin, Fuengirola and Mijas, among others.

During the afternoon there will be interactive workshops and seminars under the heading: “Designing alternatives to the crisis, learning about … Continue reading

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Sept 4 & 5: Curso REconomy

Los formadores: Inez Aponte y Jay Tompt del Transition Network
Fechas: 4 & 5 de septiembre
Horario: 13 – 21Hs.
Lugar: Albergue Inturjoven, Marbella
Precio: 75€ (60€ para socios INtransiton Marbella)

¿La economía, lo social, la ecología, la felicidad y el bienestar te parecen conceptos difíciles de relacionar?
Tal vez sea porque este sistema actual no las tiene relacionadas.
Esto nos invita a pensar y trabajar en la construcción de un sistema diferente, un sistema que nos sirva a todos. El proyecto REconomy trabaja para que esto sea posible. Más importante aún, … Continue reading

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IN Transition 2012: An appointment with change, for a better future

IN Trasition 2012, is an international event for anyone looking to get involved in the transition process, making a change for a better future. Working within the community, acting locally to build a more sustainable, friendly, participatory, and representative society and by developing local resilience that enables us to successfully face the two main crisis that we are experiencing now: peak oil and climate change.

Arboretum Marbella (www.arboretummarbella.org) have organized this event to launch the transition initiative locally, to encourage existing transition projects and to provide … Continue reading

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July 27 & 28: Arte Sano – a Healing arts festival on the beach;

Arte Sano 2011

Paseo Maritimo, San Pedro Alcantara; a weekend of fun built around an eco-holistic market with a packed programme of concerts, workshops, activities, theatre and dance for everyone to enjoy;

Info: www.festivalartesano.com

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Festival Arte Sano: back to the beach

Following the success of previous editions of Arte Sano the organisers are now planning another festival on San Pedro’s beautiful Paseo Maritimo. “We were last here in 2009 and had a great weekend full of music and activities,” explained Monica Bereuther, co-organiser of the event. “This year we are planning to bring the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another fun weekend for all the family.” The weekend will include a diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects related to personal … Continue reading

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Transition meeting in Zarzalejo

The transition town movement in Spain received a boost recently with the first national Transition Town meeting held in April on the outskirts of Madrid. The event brought together nearly 150 people from transition groups all over Spain as well as others working on green projects and sustainable development. Ana Blanco, from Coín en Transición, a local transition group, recounts some of her experiences of the weekend.

Starting things off on Friday was a round of introductions from each visiting transition group and each one … Continue reading

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Arboretum – PDC 2012 – Permaculture Design Course

On our way to establish Arboretum as an educational tool for sustainability, this year we will hold our first Permaculture Design Course PDC – an approved permaculture design.
Our goal is to make the course open to as many people as possible as we feel it is something that is so much needed in the current socio-ecological climate. Permaculture is a holistic system whose purpose is the design, planning and creation of spaces where man’s relationship with his environment is sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable. … Continue reading

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Transition meeting in Zarzalejo

The first national transition meeting was held on the weekend of April 20 – 22 on the outskirts of Madrid. Here Ana Blanco recounts her experience of the weekend’s activities and some of the conclusions that came out of the gathering.

Friday 20
Each visiting group had made a poster representing their vision of transition in their area. The poster for Coín received lots of attention from the other people for the work on the local currency and the local farmers’ market. Other groups presenting included … Continue reading

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