Did you know that a large part of our fruit and vegetables here in Europe come directly from south-eastern Spain? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Specifically from the regions of Andalusia, Murcia and southern Valencia. Spain is also home to 50% of Europe’s biodiversity.
But a combination of industrial farming practices and modern urban developments in the past few decades have deforested these regions. With no trees, its soils are being washed out by rainfalls, to then be dried out by the sun. The result is infertile soils and an expanding desert. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thankfully there’s @asociacionalvelal, our project partners. Started by a group of farmers from the area, their goal is to extend ecological farming practices all around them to save Spain (and Europe) from no less than food scarcity and overall environmental disaster. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍊🌶🐝🦊 Your searches are supporting this incredible group of people that are securing Europe’s common orchard.
There are many things wrong with our food system. What solutions do we have? ⠀
Find out why we're calling for a global transition from “destructive agriculture” towards “regenerative agriculture” in our latest article on blog.ecosia.org.
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Exciting news! 🎉 Ecosia has made a public offer to purchase the Hambach Forest from RWE. We want to protect the forest and keep lignite coal in the ground, to fight climate change and save a 12,000 year old ecosystem. We invite other companies to pitch in, too! Swipe to read the letter.
Please share and support! #Hambibleibt#ecosia#RWE
Over 50,000 people attended yesterday's demo. They marched peacefully to save an ancient forest and protest against the use of lignite coal over renewable alternatives. Share and support Hambi! 🙌🏼 🌳 🇩🇪 #hambibleibt#demo#hambacherforest
Greetings from the Hambach Forest! Tens of thousands are protesting here today against the destruction of the 12,000 year old forest for coal mining. #CiaoRWE#hambibleibt
On Saturday we’ll be joining tens of thousands of demonstrators fighting to save the #HambachForest! German energy company RWE plans to cut it down later this month to make way for the expansion of the country’s largest coal surface mine.
The forest is nearly 12,000 years old, rich in biodiversity and home to 142 species regarded as important for conservation. Follow our Story on Saturday for live updates from the demo. More info on blog.ecosia.org 🙌 #hambibleibt#germany#rwe