May 2021 newsletter

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Central Kitchen Ibiza

Photo: Luana Failla

We are very proud to announce our participation in a new initiative to help support members of our local community adversely affected by the Covid crisis. “Cocina Central Ibiza” will provide over 14,000 freshly cooked meals to 120 people in need in the Ibiza Town municipality over the coming months. IbizaPreservation is managing the project funds, which are being supplied by the Spanish electricity company Red Eléctrica. Chef David Reartes was inspired to create the initiative by José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen programme. Our Ibiza Produce project is working closely with its network of island farmers and Catering S’Olivera, who will supply the meals, to ensure they contain as much fresh and healthy local produce as possible.

Recycling news

Photo: Ayelén Alonso

Did you know Ibiza had a brand-new recycling plant? 17 years in the making, it finally came into operation in December. The plant is projected to significantly reduce the amount of waste going to the island’s landfill site and help Ibiza meet EU targets of recycling 60% of waste by 2030. Thanks to our colleagues at Plastic Free Ibiza, we got to take a look around it last month. The opening of the new plant also means that organic waste can be processed on the island for the first time – residents of Ibiza may have noticed the brown containers being distributed around the island. This is great news as food waste makes up 40% of what we throw away here, and the industrial composter at Ca na Putxa will turn it into agricultural fertiliser and biogas to generate electricity. We understand that knowing what to put in the different containers can be confusing so check out our Instagram page for some handy recycling guides!

Responsible tourism

With the islands slowly starting to open up to visitors once again, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of the need to promote sustainable and responsible tourism. With this in mind, our Sustainability Observatory invited the Institute for Responsible Tourism to present its methodology and recommendations for applying the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to the tourism sector. Jointly hosted with the Consell of Ibiza and streamed online, this fascinating discussion also included contributions from representatives of the Balearic Regional Government, the Town Hall of Ibiza and the Spanish Association of Hotel Directors (AEDH). You can view the event here (in Spanish).

MARE 2021

We’re delighted to announce the second edition of MARE, an audiovisual competition supported by IbizaPreservation, whose central theme is the conservation of the Balearic Sea. This year there are categories for Amateur and Expert Adults, as well as two Youth categories (under 14s and 14-17). Photographs can be submitted across five central themes; judges will be evaluating them on their capacity to bring to light the extraordinary beauty of the Balearic Sea and its flora and fauna, as well as the impact of human activity. There will also be a Marine Documentary Award, in collaboration with Menorca Doc Fest.  A total of €10,000 will be distributed across 23 prizes, with cash prizes for Adults and underwater equipment for Youth winners. Entries are open from 15 July to 15 September. Click here to find out more!

New partners

We’d like to extend a warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to the above companies who have joined the IbizaPreservation family of corporate sponsors this year. Our foundation is 100% reliant on donations, so the support of committed businesses means so much to us, especially in these difficult times. We are delighted to have you on board! If your company is interested in supporting us with a fixed donation, percentage of profits or sales or via our €1 Initiative, please contact our Fundraising and Business Relations Manager Vanda at vanda@ibizapreservation.org.

X-polar exhibition

Photo: Drew Doggett

Our partners at Nikki Beach Ibiza are kindly helping to raise funds towards our work via a photography exhibition, in partnership with the collective X-Plorar. Three award-winning photographers, Drew Doggett (USA), Enric Gener (Menorca) and Woody Gooch (Australia), are displaying their works under the title “The Sea”. For every piece purchased, 25% of the sale will be donated to IbizaPreservation. The exhibition is open at Nikki Beach every day from 28th May onwards and people are welcome to visit anytime between 11am and 6pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 8pm Friday to Sunday.

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