Ibiza has long been regarded as a much loved party island bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. Now the island is bringing people together for a different cause – to protect the island’s fragile ecosystem. That’s exactly what non-profit organisation, Love Ibiza Now, was created for
Love Ibiza Now campaigns for a cleaner future, bringing people together to create lasting solutions to the environmental needs of the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and and Formentera.
Founded by Ibiza residents Hjordis Fogelberg Jensen and Ana Lui, Love Ibiza Now promotes co-operation, collaboration and aims to create an awareness of the fragile ecological state of the islands among residents and visitors.
Love Ibiza Now are involved in organising beach clean-ups as well as raising awareness among Ibiza residents about sustainability on the island, recycling, sustainable solutions to plastic, and eco-friendly businesses operating on the island.
With the arrival of spring and the reopening of Atzaró Beach, Love Ibiza Now are hosting a beach clean-up event on Saturday 10 March. The event, which is open to both islanders and visitors, includes beach cleaning as well a discussion on plastic awareness, paella show cooking in the restaurant plus a kids’ corner and music.
Love Ibiza Now state that their long term desire is to “collaborate with eco-friendly businesses and creatives, like minded professionals and island residents in order to promote sustainable and conscious living”.
The Balearic Islands are moving to ban the sale of all single-use consumer plastics by 2020. The regional government has proposed prohibiting the sale of goods including everyday items like plastic cups, plates and cutlery, straws, disposable razors, lighters and coffee machine capsules. Such items will have to become “easily recyclable” or convert to biodegradable alternatives.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea