CASSANDRA STRAUB – Co – Founder
Cassandra Straub is a 25 year old Canadian born and raised, who moved to Malta to pursue her passion in Dance and Choreography through undergoing a Dance Studies BA at the University of Malta. With an increasing interest in business, she then completed her Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of Malta. Over the years she has become increasingly interested in other areas such as cooking, travel, overall health and fitness, farming, herbal medicine, and the environment.
She is a board member for a VO called Step Up for Parkinson’s, is a Children’s Dance Teacher, Farmer, and newly appointed Sustainability Manager at the Xara Lodge.
Apart from this, Cassandra is the founder of Biome Munch, and is on a mission, together with the community of Malta, to engage people in a simple and accessible way to implement a healthier lifestyle – not only for themselves, but also for the environment around them through considering the cyclical impact of their actions and purchases 🙂
CANE VELLA – Co-Founder
Cane Vella lives a lifestyle of discovery into the lost technology and methods of doing things that are both simplistic and efficient, and thus, making choices which are sustainable. He is very innovative which is evident in the way he presents these discoveries into modern lifestyle. Furthermore, he strives to share his finding through various public activities such as clean up events, artistic installation and workshops within various dynamic groups within the community.
The passion for such an interest has been built over his lifetime. At a young age, his curiosity about nature and living things was very pronounced and he always questioned various beings. This led to his interest in reading Animal Science at the University of Kent. Upon his return to Malta and the realization of the extent of human treats to the natural environment, he made it a priority to mitigate such influences. He discovered that this is a complex issue and thus works with everyone to cover all areas such as raising awareness about the issues, providing feasible solutions to ministries in charge, and experimenting with new or forgotten ideas to promote them with people that he interacts with. He is very positive and has a vision of a sustainable future with a shifting attitude towards sustainability despite the growing dependencies on technology and modern-day infrastructure which is often reliant on practices which are not so sustainable.
Coming from generations of farmers, who had previously used commercial methods of farming, combined with his passion for nature, Cane took to the land to grow food in a regenerative manor. This way, we can be responsible of our consumption, input the land, and benefit the environment at the same time. He is innovative in his methods, and strives to create and share about these with others.