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Climate Change. Action at global and local levels

Visits: 199

Press for changes not only at a global level but also for commitments at a local level. This is the only way to deal successfully with the enormous challenge presented by climate change.

GOB has joined with other ecological groups (from Galicia, Asturias, Cataluña, Valencia, Andalucia, Extremedura…) to try to persuade regional governments to make effective commitments to help prevent climate change. Continue reading Climate Change. Action at global and local levels

Talk on Global Warming and the Health of the Planet

Visits: 121

Benjami Carreras

Global Warming and the Health of the Planet

Talks on 26th and 27th October 2015 at 8 pm

Today is the start of the campaign “29th November, A Menorca March about Climate Change. To coincide with Paris”. It begins with a talk by Benjamin Carreras “Global Warming and the Health of the Planet” at 8 pm in the “Circulo Artistico” of Ciutadella. Tomorrow, Tuesday 27th Benjamin Carreras will repeat the talk in the Plenary Hall of the Consell Insular in Mahόn also at 8 pm. Continue reading Talk on Global Warming and the Health of the Planet

The proposed refuse plant linking to the roundabout of Biniai ought to reinitiate planning approval

Visits: 98

Planning approval must be reinitiated for the controversial project of a refuse plant for waste building materials to be situated in rural countryside between Mahόn and Alaior.  Significant deficiencies in the study of the environmental impact of such a plant make earlier statements to the public null and void. Continue reading The proposed refuse plant linking to the roundabout of Biniai ought to reinitiate planning approval

Now you can find winter bedding plants at Es Viver

Visits: 136

The GOB nursery garden of Menorcan plants now has ready ecological winter bedding plants of local varieties for the vegetable garden. This is the time for lettuces, endives, cauliflowers, onions… Local varieties allow us to harvest quality products while managing our vegetable gardens in an environmentally friendly way.

Es Viver has also aromatic and culinary plants, traditional Menorcan plants for cut flowers and other indigenous plants suitable for our gardens to adapt to the island’s conditions.

Es Viver is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 1.30 pm. It is found on the airport road at the side of Mestral.

How to reach Es Viver
How to reach Es Viver

Visiting a recovered ancient cistern

Visits: 230

There was a good response from the public for a walk organised by GOB on a sunny Sunday on 4 October to visit a restored water cistern.

The refurbished cistern

120 people gathered at the meeting place, at the entrance of Son Bou. The walk started along the Cami de Cavalls going through the urbanization towards the countryside along Torre-soli and soon turning off for the private road of Daia Vell, which on Sunday was opened for us. Continue reading Visiting a recovered ancient cistern

Excursion on foot next sunday 4 October

Visits: 134

After many months of rest, this next Sunday, 4 October, another “excursion on foot” has been organised to visit a beautiful part of the countryside and to include seeing the renovation which has been made of a well known water cistern. We will walk in the area of two gullies which feed into Son Bou.

Meet in the car park of Son Bou at 9.30 am. The walk will start at 10 am. The excursion on foot will finish at Daia Vell. Itinerary will include spectacular views. It is a guided walk especially to see the renovated water cistern. The walk is of mixed difficulty (the path is easy but the first part is a little bit of a struggle). A bus will return everyone to the beginning of the walk and will cost 3 euros each. The estimated time of the end of the walk is 13.30.

Excursion on foot 4th October 2015
Excursion on foot 4th October 2015