Es Viver, GOB’s garden centre, has a sale of summer seedlings and plants, this Friday and Saturday. We are at the end of the season for summer vegetable planting. Es Viver is selling its various existing ecological plants: different stocks of kitchen garden plants, peppers, aubergines, water melons, courgettes… Continue reading Sale of seedlings from Es Viver
The different island sections of GOB came together over the days of 15 and 16 June, in Mallorca, for the meeting of the Inter Island Board of Directors. This reunion happens annually, rotating between the various Balearic Islands. On this occasion a résumé of their activities and the interisland accounts were given for 2017, audited externally. In addition the budget for 2018 was approved. Continue reading GOB notes the stagnation of politics in environmental protection of the land and sea
The communication which GOB sent out a few days ago (published Friday 7 June on Catalan/Castillian website and 12 June on English website) provoked a response by the island press from the Hotel Association of Menorca (ASHOME). A reply which it is worth analysing and reflecting upon the subject. Continue reading Letter to ASHOME relating to coastal development
Little by little new urban growth along the coast of Menorca is being announced. It concerns the amount of coastal building for summer use adding extra pressure on an already saturated high season with its overstretched services and supplies. There are the means for confronting the problem but it is up to the public to ask for it to be done. Continue reading Urban growth and a limit on tourist accommodation
You are invited to the Roqueta magazine FAQs evening on 14th June at 6.00 for 6.30 pm in the Jardí de ses Bruixes Hotel event room. Continue reading Roqueta Magazine invites you to an Environmental Question Time
A video made by volunteers and starring volunteers. Don’t miss it!
Documents sent by institutions and companies to the relevant Ministry advised that the application procedure for the project for seismic prospecting had many defects. As a result, there is now extra time available to publicise information on this matter to more people. Continue reading Extra time for collecting support for the allegations made against the seismic prospecting: until 3 July
26,000 people sent allegations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation made against MedSalt for their latest project for seismic prospecting in the sea around the islands.
The combined efforts of the Aliança Mar Blava succeeded in achieving a huge public response so that, in just a month, a campaign was formed and signatures, mainly from the Balearic Islands, were collected.
Many associations, collectives, commercial and private individuals became heavily involved. Very noticeable were the tables set up in the streets for the platform of Menorca Diu No (Menorca Says No). It shows what can be achieved when people combine their efforts.
Thanks to appeals made by the legally registered associations pointing out various formal deficiencies in the application procedure for the project there is, consequently, a new opportunity for explaining the issues to the public and allow an increase in the number of people making the allegations against the project during the next few weeks.
We are promoting different initiatives to gain a moratorium on any new projects for seismic prospecting with guns using compressed air as well as exploring for hydrocarbons. In addition, the Central government in the Congress of Deputies is being pressed to stop vetoing the law for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea that stops projects of this style. This was approved unanimously in the Balearic Parliament.
Many thanks to everyone who has helped.
The last excursion of this course, before the summer break, will be at night. On Saturday 2 June there will be a visit to the ancient archaeological site of Talatí de Dalt, in Mahon. Continue reading Night time excursion on 2 June to Talatí
GOB is asking the public administrations of Menorca to increase vigilance and sanctions against the uncontrolled dumping of rubbish, “fly tipping”, taking place in the countryside as well as in towns. Continue reading Vigilance and sanctions against fly tipping