Own Spirit Land is a long-term project that was born in 2018 by the organizers of Own Spirit Festival.
The development of the project is based on the specific sustainability and landscaping plans focused on the restoration of integrations with nature as an essential aspect to achieve the conscious experience that the festival proposes, with a 10-year Sustainable Development Plan, from 2018 to 2027.
We are fully committed to respecting the environment in all phases of the festival's development, throughout the year with diverse activities and with special intensity in the previous 2 months and during the event. Grateful to be able to celebrate the festival in this beautiful land, we are aware of the associated environmental impact and we are committed to developing a sustainable action plan, for the third consecutive year, and with continuity over time, since we have the opportunity to enjoy this space in the long term (vision of the project in the first phase with a time horizon of 10 years, 2018 - 2027).
During the fourth edition of the festival (2018), first in the new location, we collected consumption data to be able to minimize them and use them more efficiently in the following editions, in order to reduce and optimize resources every year.
An Emissions Compensation Plan was written in 2018, we introduced PERMACULTURE and we continued to develop the concepts of BIO-CONSTRUCTION and LAND-ART, to carry out a 10-year LANDSCAPE PLAN.
The SUSTAINABLE ACTION PLAN 2018-19 obtained very good results. Thanks to this plan, the festival won the international recognition "A GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD" with the category of 1 star "improvers", a prize that was revalidated and increased in the category of 2 stars"commended" in the 2019 edition.
Thanks to the improvement of the actions initiated in 2018 and the implementation of new actions, such as the installation of a new solar panel system to provide pre-production and production tasks throughout the year and hiring specific services for the qualification of dry baths (100% of the baths of the festival were of this type, being the second festival in Spain to achieve it), to mention some of the most outstanding.
MISSION 2020 • For the 2020 edition, this beginning of the year (in February) has already been carried out various reforestation actions with olive and pine trees among other species and a delivery action of 200 envelopes with seeds of shrub and garden species in an event of promotion of the festival in Barcelona. Also for this 2020, the construction of 35 dry baths has been projected. Logistics and action tasks have begun to be planned in all environmental areas (water supply, selective collection of all waste fractions for recycling) and resumed contact with administrations to continue improving the quality and efficiency of our actions in different sectors.
Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.
• Recover and enhance the area where the Own Spirit Festival takes place with the design and execution of a holistic and interdisciplinary project with the construction of a large sculpture integrating native forest, medicinal and orchard species.
• Get plant material (seeds and trees in their early stages of development).
• Achieve human potential to carry out the planned tasks through a multi-day workshop.
• Improve the local ecosystem, its biodiversity, its landscape and functional potential at different levels for wildlife, the local population and visitors.
• Contribute to the implementation and execution of the 2018 - 2027 Own Spirit Sustainable Development Plan.
Why this is important
We want to open and share our project to anyone, of any age, nationality and condition, who feels identified with the project and / or supports or has the curiosity to live and enjoy this space, the possibility of contributing to small or large ecological donations through the purchase of fruit trees or native forest trees to enhance the existing ecosystem; we already have a previous study on a CO2 compensation plan and a reforestation plan that respects the local flora.
We also have the support and advice of local (City Hall) and regional authorities (Government of Aragon) for the planning and execution of tasks and activities that are carried out throughout the year in the area.
Team and experience
The family of •OWN SPIRIT• is born from the union of people from different countries, professionals from different fields (organization of events and logistic support of all kinds, infrastructure, graphic and digital arts, volunteering, environment, landscaping, etc.) unified by music and the awareness of holistic improvement of the human potential, our intention has been to create an event where dance, talks, therapies and coexistence are the expression of being and community, as evolutionary growth • OWN SPIRIT FESTIVAL | Visionary, Sustainable & Holistic Gathering •.
Nature and our relationship with it is the central axis of our festival; the need to respect and take care of the precious and virgin place where after 3 editions, since 2018, urges us an environmental impact education to curb climate change, which motivate us to make Own Spirit a sustainable festival, with long-term landscape and sustainability plans.
The added value of OWN SPIRIT is its human crew, thanks to the enormous commitment and involvement of each person who constantly provides their love and support, and also shares their wisdom and dedication with the joint desire to create a harmonious space with the people who live the festival, paying attention to every detail, from caring for people to the space in which we live. It is a continuous relationship that seeks coherence between our internal and external realities.
From the soul of Own Spirit we want to invite you to be an active part in this great project to honor Mother Earth, so we would like all participants to be complicit and feel that they are an integral part of the project and the landscape.