Partnerships with local businesses fundamental to support the IPF’s environmental projects

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Partnerships with local businesses fundamental to support the IPF’s environmental projects

Partnerships with local businesses fundamental to support the IPF’s environmental projects

More than 100 local businesses have supported the IPF in 2019 through donations, events and in-kind support

To thank local businesses for their support in 2019, the Ibiza Preservation Foundation (IPF) hosted an event for its corporate partners recently at Ve Café, part of the new W Hotel.

By partnering with local businesses, the IPF has been successful in raising funds and awareness for its four key projects: Plastic Free Ibiza & Formentera; IPF Ibiza Produce; Posidonia Protection; and the IPF Sustainability Observatory.

“We are incredibly grateful to all the companies who support our work and help us raise money to fund our projects,” said Vanda Mustur, the IPF’s corporate fundraising manager. “With their ongoing support, we can commit long-term funding to ensure essential projects are delivered and results are achieved. Our partnerships also help us reach new audiences and spread awareness of Ibiza and Formentera’s environmental and sustainability challenges.”

The IPF has partnered with and been supported by more than 100 local businesses in 2019. This has ranged from support for its “one euro” initiative, annual donations, fundraising at events to donations of raffles prizes, food and beverages and in-kind support.

“One euro per table” is the IPF’s main fundraising initiative for local restaurants. It’s supported by Chiringuito Blue, La Paloma, Bottega il Buco, Cala Bonita, Nagai and Beachouse Ibiza. The initiative was first proposed and launched by El Chiringuito, Es Cavallet, in 2013 and sees a discretionary one euro added to customers’ table bills.

The “one euro” concept has been adopted by boutique hotel Sir Joan in Ibiza and Gecko Hotel & Beach Club in Formentera who add a discretionary one euro per night to guests’ hotel bills. SAL de IBIZA donates one euro from sales of its limited-edition ISLA BLANCA white pot, and Ibiza Softens Age from sales of its ISA Posidonia skin cream. Partners Ibiza Poké donate 20 cents per order and Beso Beach donates through its “Two Kisses for Two Causes” programme.

Partners can also choose to donate funds to a project or cause close to their hearts. Restaurants Juan y Andrea make an annual donation to the Posidonia Protection project and Elements to the seahorse recovery project, both led by Manu San Félix from Vellmarí Association, while 7Pines Resort donates to Our Dolphins, a project led by marine research group Tursiops Association.

New fundraising initiatives have been also developed in 2019. The natural mineral sunscreen company Sol de Ibiza will contribute 1% of its annual sales to the IPF, and sustainable swimwear company LOVE BRAND & Co. launched a Posidonia inspired collection together with Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.

Finally, the IPF has received support from the villa and nautical sector, including AVAT, Mi Casa Tu Casa, GHL, Deliciously Sorted and Asociación Charter Ibiza, and in-kind donations have been provided by coworking space theHUB and marketing support by The Everyday Agency (TEA).

“Our fundraising results for 2019 are on track to be our best so far. Any contributions, both large and small, are absolutely fundamental for Ibiza and Formentera’s environment,” said Sandra Benbeniste, the IPF’s director. “We want to thank all our partners for collaborating with us. Collaboration with all sectors is the only way to achieve lasting and sustainable results for the islands.”

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Photo credit: Andrew Bicknell