Supporting the local
This year, Can Pep Rey is taking local action. We supported a neighbourhood initiative in Gràcia, Barcelona named Respira Abaceria. Respira Abaceria is a small activist group that advocates for changing an old dilapidated market in Gràcia into a green space for the neighbourhood. We provided t-shirts, flyers and posters for their local campaign and petition. Want to have an impact on green friday? 20% of our profits this week will go to Respira Abaceria!
The Abaceria market was inaugurated in 1892 and served the neighbourhood of Gràcia for 126 years. However, as part of a municipal restoration program and found asbestos in the roof, the market was closed down. The market frame is the only remnant which the government is still planning to restore. However, as Gràcia is a densely built neighbourhood, people are advocating for the need of a green space instead of a restoration project.
You can follow the project on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abaceria_respira/
Facts about green spaces
Green spaces are essential for urban areas. They have positive effects on both human health and the environment. We have prepared a list including some benefits associated with adding a green space to a neighbourhood, such as the Respira Abaceria mission in Gràcia, Barcelona.