Organisations to run drawing competition for children to promote eco-friendly family living
Ibiza, 8th April 2020 – IbizaPreservation and Trasmapi-Be Blue have joined forces to encourage families to use the COVID-19 lockdown period to take simple steps to transform their houses into more eco-friendly dwellings.
As part of the “Sustainable Homes” project, led by the Spanish non-profit ECODES, IbizaPreservation and Trasmapi-Be Blue will be sharing tips and advice on their social media pages, outlining ways to help reduce energy consumption, save water, cut down on plastics and waste and minimise food miles. Trasmapi-Be Blue recently launched its “Be Blue at Home” campaign to encourage eco-conscious living during the lockdown.
With families confined to their homes together for an extended period, the organisations are hoping to involve youngsters in the process by staging a drawing competition alongside the project. Parents will be invited to help their children submit a drawing along a specified weekly theme related to sustainability in the home.
Entries will be judged in two categories: ages 8-12 and 13-16. The best submissions will be featured on the IbizaPreservation and Trasmapi-Be Blue’s social media pages, with the overall winners at the end of the lockdown period receiving a return ticket for four people and a car from Ibiza to Formentera, plus a hamper of local produce to be enjoyed by all the family.
Across the world, some 3 billion people are currently confined to their homes due to COVID-19 pandemic, and IbizaPreservation, together with Trasmapi-Be Blue and ECODES, is encouraging the global community to view the crisis as an opportunity to take positive steps towards building a brighter and more sustainable future.
By committing together to making small changes at home, such as not taking the lift or turning the tap off while brushing teeth, families can reduce their own environmental impact and contribute to the overall health of the planet.
Other partners in the Sustainable Homes initiative include: Cruz Roja, Asociación para el Reciclaje de Lámparas, Comunidad #PorElClima, CeroCO2, Ni Un hogar Sin Energía and euroTopten. More information and a full list of the recommendations are available at: ecodes.org/tiempo-de-actuar/hogares-sostenibles.