Letter about water to Mrs Armengol and Mr Mir

One of the major problems that confronts Menorca is the shortage of water resources. This is a difficult matter to resolve because it is the Balearic Government that is responsible for its management and there have been successive cases of inaction, lack of transparency and failures to complete obligations. This is not a new problem, but it is never sorted out and in some cases becomes much worse. The latest example is from the increase in building development wanted at Torre-solí. Continue reading Letter about water to Mrs Armengol and Mr Mir

Go to see the Agora on Sustainability

An assembly room made out of straw explains how Menorca contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. You can visit it between 18.00 to 21.00 h until 11 August. The United Nations, in 2015, approved the Sustainable Development Goals, a declaration that brings together world policies that, for the first time, consider the question of the environment as a universal matter for strategy development. Continue reading Go to see the Agora on Sustainability

The Plan of the Ports and nautical sustainability

The Plan of the Balearic Ports has recently become available for consultation, prior to its environmental processing. GOB is asking for a review of some of its planned activities such as enabling docking points for large cruise ships in Ciutadella; the enlarging of the sports port of Addaia and the remodelling of the moorings in Fornells. Likewise, an examination of the analysis of the nautical capacity of Menorca. Continue reading The Plan of the Ports and nautical sustainability

Let us prioritise renewables and not piped gas

Menorca needs to move on with urgency to renewable energies. Figures showing the level of contamination from the central power station are becoming more and more unsustainable. Relating to this, constructing a network of piped gas through all the streets of towns is an obsolete idea that does not fit in with the necessity for the island to make its own, clean energy. Continue reading Let us prioritise renewables and not piped gas

Forty Responsible Backpackers

A week of submersion in nature, in typically Menorcan countryside, forty backpackers arriving from all the villages of the island, boys and girls between 6 and 12 years old, eager for knowledge and with excitement for an adventure. These were the ingredients for those who were on summer camp this year in Mongofra Nou. It was a week full of activities, learning, friendships and adventures in living. Continue reading Forty Responsible Backpackers

Introduce a new member and bring them to the Aglaia concert free

This summer there are some important musical dates in Menorca. One of them is the concert to be given on 16 August by Anna Ferrer and Clara Peya in Mercat des Claustre (Mahon). If you become a GOB member recommended by an existing member both of you will be able to have free entry to the concert. The number of places is limited. Continue reading Introduce a new member and bring them to the Aglaia concert free

Increased building control

Building on rural land without licence is not always worthwhile. Some resolutions of the island Consortium on urban discipline translate into demolitions and large fines. The Consortium is an organ created in Menorca by agreement of all the town councils and the Consell Insular to avoid uncontrolled building on rural land. Its creation was decided after the repeated inability, both technically and politically, by the town councils to tackle this problem, which after a while resulted in the hundreds of illegal buildings becoming very difficult to manage. Continue reading Increased building control

Saturday 29, workshop on how to treat the problems of the kitchen garden

With the arrival of the summer and its heat and humidity, problems appear in the kitchen garden: fungus, lice… Saturday, 29 June at 10, we are having a workshop at Es Viver of GOB where the problems will be explained as well as how to recognise and treat them with respect to the environment. The workshop is open to the public, is free and there is no need to make a reservation. Continue reading Saturday 29, workshop on how to treat the problems of the kitchen garden

Conscientious Ecology