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Monchique, com futuro

"Monchique, with a Future" is a social project that helps affected people to help themselves after the forest fires of 2018. It supports the construction of closed water deposit...

"Monchique, with a Future" is a social project that helps affected people to help themselves after the forest fires of 2018. It supports the construction of closed water deposits to store water so that future forest fires can be extinguished.

With water, the fire goes out.

Eight days after the first flames, the great fire of 2018 was put out in Monchique thanks to water from nearby dams. Firefighters and aerial resources were on hand to fight the fire. Few inhabitants were prepared for this type of combative task. Several factors led to the combustion of 28,000 hectares of land, forest and 71 dwellings. A year after the fires, in-depth analysis following a long investigation yielded its fruit: a key reason for this fire was the lack of cisterns and water deposits in the region. Inhabitants who had kept their land clear and built rainwater cisterns proved that it was possible to protect their homes. With water, the fire goes out!

The crowdfunding project Monchique with a Future will help citizens to help themselves. The Monchique Alert - Mountains Free From Fire Association was founded by inhabitants affected by the fire. They intend to support four of the victims of this tragedy in constructing cisterns so that, in the future, they can better protect their forest, their farms and their home. Each of these tanks will have a storage capacity of around 50,000 liters of water. They will be set up at the highest point of their land, so that water will be transported by gravity. Nuno Carvalho, William Abrantes, Ana Nunes and Carlos Abafa and Jelly Boomsma have all applied to the project and will be supported by through crowdfunding. This is the beginning of a local solidarity movement in a region that will no doubt feel the impact of climate change. In the future, Monchique will have lower levels of rainfall at less regular intervals, as well as waves of extreme drought. Drought will shape the way of life in the south. The answer to this problem lies in water storage; water, an elixir of life for plants, animals, and human beings...

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The Monchique Alert - Mountains Free From Fire Association was founded on March 28th, 2019, in view of the need to put together legal representation for parties affected by August 2018’s forest fires.

This association aims to bring together everyone who has been affected by the fires in the Serra de Monchique region, either directly or indirectly. It seeks to facilitate and carry out a survey of the personal property destroyed, as well as documenting the cultural, forestry and community heritage affected (anything that represents an individual or collective loss), with a view to obtaining compensation for damages. Other objectives of the association include representing the affected parties with a view to obtaining compensation for damages sustained, individually or collectively, by all legal means possible (including prosecution) and acting to ensure that monitoring methods are in place, with the law being observed to prevent future disasters.

Key values of the organisation are the protection of the environment, land management – particularly in the areas affected by the fires – and the promotion of education, information and awareness among citizens who wish to be vigilant, alert and focused on the sustainability of the Serra de Monchique.

Budget and due dates

Each of the four closed tanks is four metres long, four metres wide and 3.20 metres high. It can store 51.2 m³ of water and has an inlet through a 60x60 cm cover. Its foundation is made of 60 cm thick reinforced concrete. Its walls are 30 cm thick and plastered with Weber-K-Dry. At the outer outlet has a strong 2 inch stainless steel lock valve.
Each cistern costs 4,800 euros and has a construction time of 14 working days. The marketing of the crowdfunding campaign during the 60 days is estimated at 5% of the value, ie with 960 euros plus the printing of 2,000 brochures. The subtotal amount is 20,339 euros + the commission of the platform ppl + VAT is a total of 22,215 euros. The four tanks will be built between January and June 2020 with contractors from the region.

 

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Sat, 09/11/2019 - 18:19

Monchique, com futuro - mais 30 dias no PPL. Força Portugal!

A comunidade é (quase) todo. Portugal continental vai sofrer uma diminuição da precipitação em todo o litoral de 30% nas zonas interiores e no sul. As previsões, realizadas da ...

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Tue, 29/10/2019 - 16:48

Hoje recebemos 1.000,00 Euros ... wow!!

Bom tarde SenhorA AnónimoA. Muito obrigado pelo generoso apoio da campanha "Monchique,com futuro". Nem todos os dias recebemos 1.000,00 Euros num donativo único. Tenho a imp...

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Sun, 27/10/2019 - 19:10

Olá pessoal,

Olá pessoal, não falta muito tempo e a primeira de quatro cisternas é financiada. Dá-nos o vento que precisamos para fortalecer a comunidade de Monchique. Em breve será Nat...

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Thu, 17/10/2019 - 17:46

MUITO OBRIGADO / MANY THANKS / VIELEN DANK!

Olá a todos os apoiantes! Se alguém começou uma campanha de crowdfunding todas as semanas é como esfolar uma cebola. A primeira semana acabou, a primeira pele está arrancada. Em...

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  • Monchique Alerta - Serra Livre de Incêndios

    Monchique, com futuro - mais 30 dias no PPL. Força Portugal!

    A comunidade é (quase) todo.
    Portugal continental vai sofrer uma diminuição da precipitação em todo o litoral de 30% nas zonas interiores e no sul. As previsões, realizadas da Universidade de Aveiro apontam para um cenário de ecassez da água no ecossistema e, naturalmente, parta consumo humano. Face ao cenário, os investigadores apelam à implementação de medidas urgentes para, no futuro, melhor captar e gerir a água de chuva.
    Estas cisternas tem uma alta necessidade: porque com água apaga-se o fogo.
    Obrigado à todas e todos que ajudam o projecto "Monchique, com futuro" está crescer!! Por favor, espalham a palavra. Obrigado.

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  • Monchique Alerta - Serra Livre de Incêndios

    Hoje recebemos 1.000,00 Euros ... wow!!

    Bom tarde SenhorA AnónimoA.

    Muito obrigado pelo generoso apoio da campanha "Monchique,com futuro". Nem todos os dias recebemos 1.000,00 Euros num donativo único. Tenho a impressão que teremos a primeira cisterna quase financiada... Estou impressionado!!! E com a água se apaga o incêndio.

    Good afternoon Ms / Mr Anonymous.
    Thank you very much for the generous donation over 1.000 Euros. We come very close to financing the first cistern. I am stunned!!

    Hallo Frau/Herr Anonym.
    Wir bedanken uns sehr für diese Spende über 1.000,00 Euro. Wir erreichen damit unser Etappenziel, die erste Zisterne zu finanzieren. Ich bin sprachlos!!! Machen wir uns auf zur nächsten Etappe... Wir segeln hart am Wind...

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  • Monchique Alerta - Serra Livre de Incêndios

    Olá pessoal,

    Olá pessoal,
    não falta muito tempo e a primeira de quatro cisternas é financiada. Dá-nos o vento que precisamos para fortalecer a comunidade de Monchique.
    Em breve será Natal e por um investimento de 10, 25, 50 ou 100 Euros receberás uma bela prenda de Natal que poderás dar a ti mesmo e/ou aos teus queridos.
    Uma assinatura online ECO123 por apenas 10 euros, um belo workshop (latoeiro) por 25 euros, um voucher para um almoço ou jantar agradável para dois na casa de um sócio ou uma caminhada temática (p.e. cogumelos e trufas no 27 ou 28 ou 29/12) em Monchique e por 100 euros um fim-de-semana de pernoitar para duas pessoas em Monchique. Apoias nos AGORA, por favor. OBRIGADO.
    ....

    Hello folks, there is not much time left and the first of four cisterns is financed. Give us the tailwind we need to strengthen the community in Monchique.
    Soon it will be Christmas and for an investment of 10, 25, 50 or 100 Euro you will receive a nice Christmas present that you can give to yourself and/or your loved ones.
    An online subscription for just 10 euros, a workshop for 25 euros, a voucher for a nice lunch or dinner for two or a theme hike in Monchique (mushrooms and truffles on 27th or 28th or 29/12) and for 100 euros a weekend overnight stay for two people in Monchique.
    You give and you receive back. Please support us NOW. Thank you.
    ...

    Hallo Ihr UnterstützerInnen a draussen,
    es fehlt nicht mehr viel an Zeit und die erste der vier Zisternen wäre finanziert. Gebt uns den Rückenwind, den wir brauchen, um die Gemeinschaft in Monchique zu stärken.
    Bald ist Weihnachten und für eine Spende über 10, 25, 50 oder 100 Euro erhaltet Ihr ein schönes Weihnachtsgeschenk, dass Ihr Euch oder/und Euern Liebsten schenken könnt.
    Ein Online Abo für 10 Euro, einen Workshop für 25 Euro, einen Gutschein für ein schönes Essen zu Zweit oder/und eine Themen- Wanderung in Monchique (z.B. Pilze & Trüffel am 27./28./29. Dezember) und für 100 Euro eine Wochenendübernachtung für zwei Personen in Monchique.
    Du gibst uns etwas und erhältst dafür etwas zurück. Bitte unterstütze uns JETZT. Vielen Dank.

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  • Monchique Alerta - Serra Livre de Incêndios

    MUITO OBRIGADO / MANY THANKS / VIELEN DANK!

    Olá a todos os apoiantes! Se alguém começou uma campanha de crowdfunding todas as semanas é como esfolar uma cebola. A primeira semana acabou, a primeira pele está arrancada. Em nome da nossa associação Monchique Alerta gostaria de agradecer a todos os nossos apoiantes. Fazemos uma viagem e navegamos perto do vento. O montante de 22.215 euros é um grande montante de dinheiro que precisamos juntar para construir as quatro cisternas para as vítimas dos incêndios florestais. Não estão ligadas a uma rede de abastecimento de água, como é comum nas cidades. Mas nas montanhas e nas zonas rurais temos de armazenar a água no Inverno para termos reservas no Verão. Por favor, ajudem-nos a juntar o dinheiro nos próximos 54 dias. OBRIGADO!

    Hello to all supporters! If someone have started a crowdfunding campaign every week is like skinning an onion. The first week is over, the first skin is off. On behalf of our association Monchique Alerta I would like to thank all our supporters. We take a trip and sail close to the wind. The amount of 22.215 Euro is a big lump of money that we need to build the four cisterns for the victims of the forest fires. They are not connected to a mains water supply, as it is common in the cities. But in the mountains and in the countryside we have to store the water in winter so that we have reserves in summer. Please help us get the money together in the next 54 days. THANK YOU!

    An alle Unterstützer ein Hallo! Wenn man eine Crowdfunding Kampagne begonnen hat ist jede Woche wie die Häutung einer Zwiebel. Die erste Woche ist um, die erste Haut ist ab. Ich bedanke mich im Namen unseres Vereins Monchique Alerta bei allen Unterstützern. Wir machen eine Reise und segeln hart am Wind. Der Betrag 22.215 Euro ist ein Batzen Geld, den wir brauchen, um die vier Zisternen für die Geschädigten der Waldbrände zu bauen. Sie sind an keine städtische Wasserleitung angeschlossen, wie das so üblich ist in den Citys. Aber in den Bergen und auf dem Land bei uns muss man das Wasser im Winter speichern, damit man im Sommer Reserven hat. Bitte helft uns, das Geld in den kommenden 54 Tagen zusammen zu bekommen. VIELEN DANK!!

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