- Info: Spanish, Catalan
Pangea describes itself as existing to "help people and organizations
working for change and social justice". As such, among other
things, it is a non-commercial Internet provider, offering services
like web hosting.
Among other things to be found on the site, information on campaigns of various kinds, links to organization and events, an online magazine that is something of a strain to read, design-wise.
- We liked: The directory of Spanish NGOs ("ONGs" in Spanish)
- Info: English, Spanish, Catalan
Terra.org, which aims to promote greater responsibility on environmental
issues, has an interesting site covering a wide range of topics.
It's not always as easy as it might be to navigate the site (we
recommend use of the site map) but surfing it will probably repay
you for your trouble.
You're just getting into this sustainable development lark then this could be your site. Also, as there's a shop, if you happen to be looking for a 1,050 litre compost bin to go on your balcony (virtually no one in Barcelona having a garden)...
Or you're interested in knowing how to turn your bike into a plough...
- Not so hot: Sorry to trouble you, but I'm your downstairs neighbour... It's about the smell..
- Info: English, Spanish
Vicente Ferrer (1920-2009) [Wikipedia] was a Jesuit missionary who set up a trust fund in 1969 in one of the poorest regions of southern India, Anantapur, and has been there since, working principally with the dalits or untouchables, to enable them "to become the masters of their own destiny and recover their dignity."
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation has had its head office in Barcelona since 1996 to provide support for its work in India.