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Large hotels, or how to miss the evolution train

The argument relating to the conditions that ought to exist for large hotels when they become out of date covers many similar examples. A project has been presented at Arenal d’en Castell that is inappropriate for the 21st century having no environmental parameters nor does it have any intention, even, to connect to the new water treatment plant. This is as a result of making rules a la carte that are not in the general interest. Continue reading Large hotels, or how to miss the evolution train

Saturday 6 June, a workshop on how to deal with kitchen garden problems

This Saturday, 6 June at 10.00 am, we will be having a workshop at Es Viver the GOB garden centre. Now is the time to have the kitchen garden planted out for the summer, although there is still time if this has not yet been done. The workshop will consider anticipating and dealing with management problems such as how to prevent and deal with pests and diseases without chemicals. We will explain the main tasks to be done and, of course, will answer any questions you may have. Continue reading Saturday 6 June, a workshop on how to deal with kitchen garden problems

Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme

There are plants and animals that react rapidly to changes in land management. The agreements that GOB has made with the farms that have signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme include tracing, twice a year, wildlife indicators for evaluating the good health of the land environment. This is the time for starting analysis of the springtime work done in the fields. Continue reading Biodiversity: environmental richness linked to the Land Stewardship Scheme

The directive for urgent measures issued by the Balearic Government causes frustration

Coastal hotels approaching obsolescence have a new planning amnesty. Deadlines are being extended allowing the continued use of disposable plastic. Controls are being loosened for building works on rural land. The Balearic Government is frustrating its commitment to sustainability by means of a decree/law for urgent measures that is reversing its direction. Continue reading The directive for urgent measures issued by the Balearic Government causes frustration

Commitment to the farmers of sustainable agriculture. We all gain

The COVID 19 health crisis is being solved, but the resulting economic crisis has only just begun. Now is the time to set out a preferred economic and social plan. Our purchasing decisions can be tools for change, through which we are able to support a new model.

Products from the Land Stewardship Scheme are healthy, produced in an environmentally friendly manner and promote the local economy. They are a commitment to sustainability for the economic and social viability of the Island. What more can you want? Continue reading Commitment to the farmers of sustainable agriculture. We all gain

Ideas for public investment confronting an economic recession

The intervention of government ministries considering investment at the end of the economic crisis following the pandemic emergency, must take into account that public money is for generating work at the same time as solving environmental problems. There are many possibilities for directing efforts along these lines. Here are various proposals. Continue reading Ideas for public investment confronting an economic recession

Report on the Animal Hospital during 2019

The Wildlife Recuperation Centre of Menorca during 2019 cared for 1,337 animals from 65 different species. More than 1,300 people visited it, including students from 12 different educational centres, groups for family workshops, and general visitors. There is an upward trend for animals requiring assistance, of which 36% have been able to be released back into the wild. Here you can find  the entire record of the year. Continue reading Report on the Animal Hospital during 2019

Home deliveries of farm products of the Land Stewardship Scheme

Because of the current situation with people confined to their houses and with limited permission to go out, house deliveries are a good resource. For this reason, the farms that are part of GOB’s Land Stewardship Scheme, have organized a delivery service. This allows us to eat fresh and healthy food that is eco-friendly and produced in Menorca. Continue reading Home deliveries of farm products of the Land Stewardship Scheme