Archive for 'September,2016'

Barcelona’s sweeping new energy plan

Barcelona’s sweeping new energy plan

The Barcelona City Council plans to create a public energy supplier that will buy all of the electrical energy generated in the city by public and private renewable sources, and sell it to homes and local authorities. According to sources […]

Turning plastic into fuel

Turning plastic into fuel

Miguel Ferrero, a resident of Ibiza and product development manager at Rever Spain, has spent four years working on the development of a machine that can turn certain plastics into fuel. Ferrero says that with one kilo of plastic we […]

Proposal to ban tourist cars in Ibiza

Proposal to ban tourist cars in Ibiza

Tourism experts in the Balearic government are considering a future ban on tourist cars during the summer months in Ibiza and Formentera. With record numbers of tourists coming to our islands, it is impossible not to notice that there are […]

Motivation and love revolutionise teaching

Motivation and love revolutionise teaching

Early childhood is a key stage in the development of an individual’s personality. For this reason the messages that we send to children can condition the vision they have of themselves for the rest of their lives. In the United […]

An alternative for retirement living

An alternative for retirement living

The concept of the traditional retirement home is becoming obsolete for a generation of elderly people who are active, alternative, looking to maintain their independence and want to make the most of this golden time in their lives. In Spain […]

Mar Blava Alliance wins again

Mar Blava Alliance wins again

The Mar Blava Alliance that was created to protect our waters from oil prospecting has announced that another planned exploration has been stopped. Schlumberger Limited, the world’s largest oil services company, wanted to look for oil in Balearic waters, but […]

Holland closes prisons for lack of criminals

Holland closes prisons for lack of criminals

In what has been described as ‘a national blessing’, the Dutch government has announced that, thanks to a continual decline in serious crimes, it will permanently close 19 of its prisons. According to Ard van der Steur, the country’s minister […]

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

The Ibiza Spirit Festival

On Sunday 2 October, agroturismo Atzaró is once again hosting the Ibiza Spirit Festival “a magical day of inspiration and celebration”. The Festival celebrates Ibiza’s special energy with beautiful events that will be happening all day from the opening at […]

Using business to make a positive difference

Using business to make a positive difference

Inspiring 30-year old entrepreneur Adrianna Tan has successfully launched three altruistic foundations in just four years that have improved hundreds of lives. The amazing work of this woman from Singapore proves that economics and philanthropy can combine to produce a […]

Meals for the needy… with style

Meals for the needy… with style

At the Kansas City (US) Community Kitchen, the diners are welcomed at the entrance and led to a table where their orders are taken by the staff. This would be the normal procedure at any regular restaurant, but in this […]

The secrets of longevity

The secrets of longevity

As part of its report on competitiveness, the World Economic Forum recently released a list of the countries in the world where people live the longest. Hong Kong takes first place with a life expectancy of 83.5 years, greatly attributable […]

The positive effects of plants on our health

The positive effects of plants on our health

A study conducted by the University of Melbourne’s School of Botany, in Australia, concluded that koalas are able to cope with extreme heat by hugging tree trunks. The researchers confirmed that by hugging trees the animals are not only able […]

The instant ‘PopUp House’

The instant ‘PopUp House’

The French architecture firm Multipod Studio recently unveiled the prototype for a customizable home made from stackable blocks. They call it the ‘PopUp House’, because it can be designed, ordered, and built in less than a month. This is an […]

Smelly Breath

Smelly Breath

Bad breath, like body odour, is one of those things that you may be personally unaware of. Although most people find it offensive, many people also find it awkward to bring the problem to the afflicted persons attention. People are […]