Archive for 'June,2013'

Connecting for change

Connecting for change

On Saturday, May 26, a group of concerned citizens here on Ibiza joined people from over 50 countries in a massive global protest against the dangers of genetically modified food (GMOs). This “March Against Monsanto” inspired rallies in over 400 […]

Thailand will protect its elephants

Thailand will protect its elephants

The Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has announced that she will put a law that prohibits the sale of ivory in her country into action. This practice has been illegal across almost the entire world since the signing of an […]

Turning unwanted plastic waste into fuel

Turning unwanted plastic waste into fuel

In the Philippines, where there is a particularly pronounced problem of landfill sites teeming with non-biode- gradable plastics, a solution was urgently required. Enter Jayme Navarro, founder of Poly-Green Technology and Resources. Jayme cunningly took to converting plastic waste into […]

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Okonomía, Spain’s first economics school accessible to the general public, is now welcoming students in the Valencia neighbourhood of Benimaclet. The initiative, financed by the crowdfunding system (fundraising by citizens over the Internet), was created by the social change platform: […]

Fairtrade sales surge even in low economic climate

Fairtrade sales surge even in low economic climate

Public awareness of the importance of buying and selling products that ensure that the people who produce the goods receive a fair price (Fairtrade) is growing as consumers expect more transparency and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Despite the current recession, […]

Global commitment to curb mercury pollution

Global commitment to curb mercury pollution

More than 140 countries agreed upon a global treaty to cut mercury pollution earlier this year. It was a “herculean task”, said Fernando Lugris, the Uruguayan diplomat who chaired the latest set of negotiations – marking a defining moment in […]

Full Dance

Full Dance

The first Ibiza International Dance Championship will be held in Santa Eulalia’s Municipal Pavilion on the 13th and 14th July, 2013. This exciting initiative has been created by Marian Duarte and Marisa García, two top professionals in the world of […]

Chris Martos’ first novel

Chris Martos’ first novel

On the 14th June, at 8.30pm, there will be a presentation of the novel “THE CODE” (“EL CODIGO”), written by the singer and actor, and Ibiza resident: Chris Martos. The book will be available in Ibiza and Formentera bookshops from […]

The world rallies to protect the Arctic

The world rallies to protect the Arctic

Greenpeace has described the support for its ‘Save The Arctic’ campaign so far as “incredible” saying, “It demonstrates the affection people have for this unique and fragile environment.” The campaign was launched in the summer of last year, amidst huge […]

Uruguay launches programme swapping guns for laptops or bikes

Uruguay launches programme swapping guns for laptops or bikes

Uruguay is one of Latin America’s most progressive countries when it comes to gay rights, foreign diplomacy, and an array of other issues. However, Uruguay is also listed ninth in the world for the number of guns per capita. This […]

Birthing with love

Birthing with love

‘Our Birthday’ will be a non for profit local one day event this June 21st, a day to celebrate the beauty of child birth. A fully positive, empowering, inspiring day… to open your hearts and minds. Workshops, guest speakers, sharing […]

Solidarity tourism

Solidarity tourism

Travelling leaves a deep and indelible mark on us. It offers us the opportunity to live new experiences and discover different places. There is a huge range of possibilities within our reach when it comes to enjoying our holidays. These […]

Sleeping is totally productive

Sleeping is totally productive

Do you know what happens inside our brain while we sleep? Most people think that when we sleep we automatically disconnect our brain, and that is why we rest – but the truth is that, while sleeping, our brain increases […]

Hard Rock reaches Ibiza

Hard Rock reaches Ibiza

Proudly demonstrating that electronic and rock music co-exist in Ibiza with increasing impetus, this season welcomes the opening of a Hard Rock Café in the Vara de Rey, Ibiza town. Opening sometime in June, the venue will offer the customary […]

The first bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that can feel

The human hand has always seemed like a design that only Mother Nature and evolution combined could have come up with. Where would we be without such a perfect pair of tools? So strong, flexible, yet sensitive and capable of […]

Effortless giving from clubland

Effortless giving from clubland

Last year we reported on the huge success of the Ibiza Heart Project (IHP), which saw the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation (LNADJ) and We Love…Space come together to effortlessly raise charitable funds from the heart of […]

Did you know that…

Did you know that…

In Spain, there are more than thirty alternative currencies in circulation. This system of exchange is more and more in demand, along with the revival of bartering. Acupuncture is an alternative to facial rejuvenation therapies: the repair and rejuvenation of […]

25 years of Eivissa Jazz

25 years of Eivissa Jazz

The Eivissa Jazz festival will reach its 25th birthday at its next edition in summer 2013. A book charting the musical trajectory of the festival in images, accompanied by a CD that brings together tracks by leading jazz figures who […]

Leonard Cohen supports our country’s education

Leonard Cohen supports our country’s education

Canadian poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, has donated the €50,000 he was awarded for winning the 2011 Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters to the University of Oviedo to set up the chair which will bear his name. During his […]