I’m lucky enough to have the Mediterranean Sea on my doorstep. Literally – when I walk outside of my home in Ibiza, there’s sparkling blue water as far as the eye can see. I find the natural beauty of the island absolutely breathtaking, and each and every day I count my lucky stars (of which there are plenty!) that I call this wonderful island home.
But who am I and why does this matter? I’m Miss W – editor of White Ibiza – and if you’re reading this blog, chances are that you, just like me, are passionate about Ibiza and would like to continue enjoying her stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and laidback lifestyle for many years to come.
Unless you’ve been living under an Es Vedra sized rock for the past few weeks, you will have heard the news of a proposed seismic survey – that is, a huge deep water drilling project in search of oil and natural gas – in the waters between Ibiza and Valencia. Our beautiful backyard is in serious danger… just think back to the devastation caused by an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and you’ll shudder at the the thought of such atrocities happening here in our Balearic paradise.
The people of Ibiza have united in demonstration against this potentially devastating project, with the creation of an official petition – one that has traveled from house to house, bar to bar and square to square across the island in the hopes of collecting the minimum of 30,000 signatures needed to be legally recognised by the Spanish government as an injunction against the project, urging them to issue a Negative Environmental Impact certificate to prevent this exploration going ahead.
But anyway… back to me (just for a second, promise!). The reason I am writing to you today is to implore you to PLEASE HELP US win the fight against the enemy spearheading this project, the Scotland-based company Cairn Energy. You – yes, YOU – CAN make a difference if you act now, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD. The more signatures we obtain, the more likely we are for our voices to be heard. Let’s not stop at 30,000 – over 5 million people travel to Ibiza every summer… stand up and be counted if you have ever been one of them, or hope to become one of them in the future.