After an exciting month of June, full of interesting events for ecologists and other eco-conscious individuals, we go on with quite a line-up for the next few weeks.
Plastic Free Ibiza campaign
To begin with, we are moving very quickly with our participation in the new platform ‘Plastic free Ibiza’, which is made up of all the different ecology groups on the island, plus several individuals who are also concerned about the dramatic rise in plastic pollution, not only on our little island, but in the whole world. Recently, we were all invited to see the wonderful movie ‘Out of plastic’, a documentary made by Line Hadsjberg, which was shown in the civic centre of Jesus on the 29th of June and in which some of us from Ibiza played an important part. See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/257873705
Giada Forneris, who lives and works in Casita Verde is presently very busy preparing a whole range of projects and graphic material for presentation to the local government, plus several local companies, who have shown great interest to participate in the movement and are offering substantial financial support for our growing number of activities related to the whole subject of reducing the production and management of garbage (one of my own personal missions since many years already!)
Fortunately, we have the ‘Ibiza Limpia’ NGO already mounted up, with a bank account and all the legalities in order, ready to receive funding since more than a year now, so we will be able to move quickly once we receive the economic inputs we’ll need to make it all happen! Please check our Facebook pages for up to date information on beach cleaning activities and
other associated events.
Casita Verde Granada – fundraising events
As you can see from the beautiful photo in the banner from this month, we now have the Granada Casita Verde open and operational. Cubanito, the director of the new centre will be coming to Ibiza for about a week each month to do some DJ gigs on the island and participate in our local activities, including making a special fundraising party at Casita Verde Ibiza.
The next one of these events is planned for this Thursday the 5th of July from 9pm, together with a vegan dinner party (plus our lovely Aloe juices and local organic wine etc) and some great music, so please come along and join in the fun!
Events at Casita Verde
This month, we have a few interesting presentations for our Thursday evening networking events. 19.30 until 21.00h (followed by vegan dinner, local drinks and celebration).
• Thursday 5th July – ‘Low cost renewable energy generation for rural areas’ presented by Lara Lewington from England – followed by Casita Verde Granada dinner and dance with DJ ‘Dr Cubano’.
• Thursday 12th July – Documentary ‘Behind the Fashion’ presented by Luca and Nadege from Etikology – followed by 80’s music from Howard Lewis
• Thursday 19th July – Presentation of Ibiza2love project with Dieke, followed by music from DJ Gudlak
• Thursday 26th July – Presentation of the ‘World clean up day’, due to take place on Sunday the 15th of September all over the planet. Here in Ibiza, this project will be organised between Ibiza Limpia, the Plastic Free Ibiza group, plus the local government, so should at least be successful in raising awareness among the island population and also any visiting tourists who will also be invited to join the action.
See these links for information about how you can participate:
Super Soul Sundays @ Casita Verde
Beginning on Sunday the 8th of July, apart from our usual weekly open day, we offer a wonderful new event at our main centre in Casita Verde Ibiza. Super soul Sundays combines yoga and meditation, with ecological and sustainability workshops, locally sources vegan lunch and community connections, which should cleanse your body, open your mind and ignite your soul!
We’ll put the whole menu of information on our Facebook pages, so please check it out later in the week.
Plastic workshop each Sunday @ Casita Verde
From 2pm until around 3.30pm, we have a special plastic upcycling and art workshop for children and adults, presented by Emanuelle in our childrens area, where everyone is invited to join.
Finally, the video we recommend for this month is Sustainable Eco-Village Built with Reclaimed Material made by American filmmaker Dylan Magaster and is about Casita Verde Ibiza. Check it out on this link: https://youtu.be/WRANa5pCdjM
If you have any questions about alternative lifestyle techniques, or want to know how you can be a more eco-conscious citizen, please come and see us on Sundays and Thursdays at Casita Verde, or on Saturdays at the Local products market in Forada.
You can also get in touch by email, sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling our main office on 971 187353 / 608838190.
With warm greetings from Casita Verde,
Chris Dews – coordinator