Celebrating 10 years of the Ibiza Preservation Fund
Launched in 2008, the Ibiza Preservation Fund has raised over €1 million in donations and has been engaged in nearly forty environmental projects to protect Ibiza and Formentera sea and land within the last decade.
“I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved, together with our partners to preserve the island that we love so much” said Serena Cook, one of the IPF cofounders, in her speech to inaugurate the event.
The guests began the party with a glass of champagne, collectively making a toast to celebrate the decade of actions to protect the islands environment.
The event was a unique chance for local businesses to showcase their artisan products. The centrepiece was a stall organised by Ibiza Produce, a new project that is aimed at encouraging the consumption of local produce with a key focus on preservation of the island’s landscapes. At the stall guests had a chance to try a mix of organic, bio and natural products made on the island including Spirulina de Ibiza, mozzarella, aloe vera cosmetics, kimchii, Law gin, hierbas (local liquor made with herbs) and much more.
As the sun set behind the hill, the musical part of the evening began to flow. Paco Fernandez invigorating live flamenco performance brought the invitees of island residents and eco ambassadors directly to the dance floor for a celebration in standard balearic style.
A traditional dinner was served with a succulent seafood paella and barbecue, all made with organic and locally sourced products, and freshly prepared on site by La Grande Bouffe, accompanied by refreshing boutique cocktails.
The final partition of the evening was the soundtracked by DJs Blond:ish. A firm Ibiza’s favourite, the duo knew exactly how to entertain the captive audience delivering a selection of hot, cutting edge tunes and spreading the island vibe across the thriving dancefloor.
This truly special event was a great opportunity to gather together the island lovers, unified in celebration and support for the Ibiza Preservation Fund, whilst respecting the island’s natural beauty and abundant character. Here’s to the next decade!
Find out more at https://ibizapreservationfund.org
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Photography by Aisha Bonet.