Category Archives: Eco


Anti- Corruption Film Festival, Cinema and audiovisual media have undoubtedly become the most effective tool to raise awareness, report injustices, promote advocacy and to move the audience’s sensitivity, weaving bridges for small and large actions alike. Aware of this power, Transparency International has teamed up with ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC to produce FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival in parallel to the 17th IACC. They will presenting in Plaza Catedral and Plaza de Francia. Free entrance. Here is the schedule, Plaza Catedral: November 29th,  at 20:00        November 30th, at 18:30        December 1st, at 18:30       December … Continue reading

Art Block Casco Viejo Goes Green

Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Art Block is an art event that is held at Casco Viejo (Panama) the last Thursday of every month (only through Panamanian Summer).  For a night, several businesses organize street parties and art related events. Tomorrow is March`s Art Block and this time they`ll go green…  Enjoy!

Balcony Life at Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo Lifestyle and Real Estate Panama City, Panama Balconies in Casco Viejo are a way of life, I would say even better than roof terraces, because they often open directly to the living room and bedrooms.  Sometimes, small niches like the space in between the stairs that take you to the roof terrace become some sort of urban oasis.  Many have stated that we should start a balcony contest, what do you think?

My Casco Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Viejo- Casco Antiguo- Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Colonial City   A month or so ago I started thinking about my Christmas Tree.  I got inspired by a beach cleaning that the Casco Viejo community did through the neighborhood association (AVACA) into doing a plastic bottle Christmas Tree. Last year, I had done one with newspapers and miscellaneous beach garbage. But this year I got fixed on the idea of doing it with bottles. I collected a bit more than 100 green bottles, which I later found the brands they were from (see photo below). My tree … Continue reading

Casco`s Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s historic district   Last week, Casco Viejo`s neighborhood association (AVACA) built a Christmas Tree out of recycled bottles. It was built with the help of local kids and Aprojusan (an ngo that works with them providing afterschool programs such as art workshops) as part of AVACA`s goal to create awareness in Casco Viejo about recycling. The association already has a group of restored buildings participating of a recycling program and hopes to join more. This week,  while several offices have displayed different trees to celebrate the holidays, the … Continue reading

Fun Casco Viejo Thanksgiving Party

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo Panama Lifestyle at Panama`s Colonial City Last night, Casco Viejo`s community gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving.  It was a fun night full of smiles and turkey, surrounded by the wonderful colonial ambiance of Panama`s old city and fueled by 65 bottles of wine. … Thanks so much to the organizers! to Las Clementinas for donating the space, to Clara and Samantha for organizing everything, for the crew who helped with serving and cooking  and special thanks to everyone for the fabulous dishes! my favorite was the corn cake… wao…

Summer reaching Casco Viejo! events! events! events!

What to do, Where to go in Casco Viejo Panama Panama Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City November tends to be a rainy month, but this year it has had some beautiful days full of sunshine! fantastic “opening” for a promising Summer season. Still… don´t forget your umbrella`s! Panama´s November is unpredictable! Anyways Casco Viejo is always breeze, a beautiful advantage of being in a peninsula surrounded by water… But here is a peek for events happening in our beloved colonial city right now: Closing Today! November 18th: Expeditions.  Volunteer with environmental ngo Almanaque Azul to … Continue reading

My Casco Viejo Eco Christmas Tree

Casco Antiguo Panama Casco Viejo Panama Lifestyle and Real Estate at Panama`s Historic City   Christmas is coming… and the World becomes obsessed. And yes, I am one of them. But at least I do it responsibly! The thing is that I always obsess about the Christmas tree. I want a tree, but don`t want it to pollute, etc.  Last year, I did a Christmas tree with newspaper and stuff found at the beach. This year, after a beach cleaning where Casco Viejo`s community participated, I got inspired to do it with plastic bottles. Also, I wanted to have my … Continue reading

First in 50 years: Turtles Nest in Casco Viejo, Panama!

Panama Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo, Panama Lifestyle and Real Estate in Panama`s Historic City   I never heard of turtles nesting in Panama City. My dad, who grew up in Calle 6ta San Felipe  and who never had a talent for surfing (or dangerous sports like my uncles who practiced a bit of everything including parachuting) always got the job of watching out for sharks (yes, sharks) and alert his friends who would be swimming or surfing at the point break (still existing) by Plaza Francia (Las Bovedas).  But never stories of turtles. After that, the city grew, modern Panama … Continue reading

My Eco Casco Viejo Christmas Tree

Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Lifestyle and Real Estate at Panama City’s Historic District Last year, I made a Christmas tree with newspaper and trash collected from the beach.  This year, I got inspired at the last beach cleanup in Casco Viejo by AVACA and decided to go with green plastic bottles.  So here they are! not yet a “before and after” but an inspirational photo.  I picked up a bit more than 110 bottles on Sunday morning, at the Club Union site and surrounding beach. Wao.