Archive for 'June,2015'

Greek bank waives debts for people in need

Greek bank waives debts for people in need

In January the Syriza party was elected by the Greek people based on their promise to defend the interests of the most deprived Greek citizens, and they are living up to that commitment. One of their new laws provides relief […]

Nepal village to be rebuilt by Israel

Nepal village to be rebuilt by Israel

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal the government of Israel has reached out and pledged to rebuild an entire village. With the intention of doing their “utmost to help people who have really found themselves in a difficult situation,” Israel […]

UN agreement to protect the oceans

UN agreement to protect the oceans

After years of work and four days of intense negotiations at the UN, a historic agreement has been reached. Governments around the world have developed a legally binding treaty to protect marine life beyond national territorial waters. With this decision […]

Innovative vertical farming

Innovative vertical farming

The small town of Jackson, Wyoming in the US, with its high altitude and cold climate has been forced to import much of its fruit and vegetables for decades… but not anymore. Vertical Harvest, the town’s new vertical greenhouse, is […]

Legal marijuana creates a windfall for citizens

Legal marijuana creates a windfall for citizens

The US state of Colorado may be forced to return to its citizens over $30 million (€27 million) collected in taxes from sales of marijuana. In order to generate much needed funds for education, Colorado legalized marijuana beginning in 2014. […]

Innovations in solar power technology

Innovations in solar power technology

New discoveries are increasing our ability to efficiently use the power of the sun. One of these is called concentrated solar power (CSP), and it uses a massive distribution system of mirrors and lenses to focus the incoming sunlight into […]

CEO Slashes his salary to give workers a raise

CEO Slashes his salary to give workers a raise

Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments in Seattle, had been troubled by the growing problem of income inequality for some time – so he decided to do something about it. He cut his salary from one million […]

Winds of change in Spanish politics

Winds of change in Spanish politics

Voters in Spain’s regional and local elections on 24 May opted for change in the shape of new parties – particularly the antiausterity Podemos (‘We Can’). The ruling People’s Party (PP) and their main rival Socialists (PSOE) fell short of […]

Low-cost battery solutions for homes and businesses

Low-cost battery solutions for homes and businesses

North American company Tesla has attracted considerable international media attention following the launch of two promising products destined for use in the home and business energy market: Powerwall, for domestic use and Powerpack, for industries and businesses. Powerwall is a […]

Trading trash for free healthcare

Trading trash for free healthcare

A doctor in Indonesia is making sure that everyone has access to healthcare with a recycling scheme that uses everyday garbage as financial aid. The project entitled, Garbage Clinical Insurance, is run by 26 year old Dr Gamal Albinsaid, and […]

Australia makes waves with tidal power project

Australia makes waves with tidal power project

A new sustainable technology has been recently installed a few of metres below the vast, uninterrupted ocean that lies between Australia and the Antarctic. This area is known for its strong winds and oceanic swells, and these blustery winds have […]

Ibiza superfood sales to help the Amazon

Ibiza superfood sales to help the Amazon

Açai (pronounced ah- SIGH-ee) is a fruit grown in the Amazon that has been added to the list of ‘superfoods’ due to its high levels of antioxidants and purported health benefits. Nicholas and Marilena, the founders of the company Organic […]

Denmark to double organic farming by 2020

Denmark to double organic farming by 2020

The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed “the world’s most ambitious plan” for expanding organic food across the country. The new strategy focuses on the public sector by increasing the amount of […]

Earth Hour 2015 is a success

Earth Hour 2015 is a success

On 28 March, individuals and businesses from around the world came together for the annual “Earth Hour”. Many thousands of buildings throughout the world switched off their lights for an hour to show their commitment to the environment and saving […]

The San Carlos Music Festival on 21 June

The San Carlos Music Festival on 21 June

The third edition of the ‘Ai Carai’, San Carlos Music Festival will be held on Sunday 21 June as a celebration of the International Day of Music. Over 150 artists from around the world will be performing on five different […]

Wake Up Ibiza Festival

Wake Up Ibiza Festival

On Tuesday 16 June from 15:00 until midnight the Benimussa Park near San Antonio will host a festival that will celebrate “connection, healing, and inspiration through music, dance, art & love.” The Wake Up Ibiza Festival intends to create an […]

‘Our Birthday’ Festival on Sunday 21 June

‘Our Birthday’ Festival on Sunday 21 June

The ‘Birthing with Love’ association has created this special event to raise funds for the opening of a community Education Birth Centre here in Ibiza. It will be a day filled with workshops, guest speakers, cinema, sharing circles, live music, […]

A passion for health

A passion for health

We can all be part of the true health movement to create a brighter future for ourselves and our children. Organic Açai was born out of a passion and vision to share our love of good food, healthy living, a […]

An even more authentic sobrasada

An even more authentic sobrasada

The local breed of pig, called ‘porc negre eivissenc’, was much appreciated in olden times for its capacity to adapt to the environment due to its rusticity, but over time it lost ground when other breeds that were more productive […]