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Help us to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx

This Sunday, 12 May, we have organised a volunteer´s work day to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx (south of Ciutadella). We are inviting you to come and help us. In this area there is a number of species that have escaped from gardens and are threatening the autochthonous plants on the front line of the sea, some of which are endemic. Continue reading Help us to get rid of invasive plants at Cap d’Artrutx

Friday 10 May. Conference on Climate Change with Damià Gomis

Damià Gomis is the director of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Climate Change at the University of the Balearics, that recently publicised a report on the economic, social and environmental effects of climate change in Menorca. GOB and the Ateneu de Maó have invited him to talk on these questions this Friday, 10 May at 8 pm in the Ateneu. Continue reading Friday 10 May. Conference on Climate Change with Damià Gomis

The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

The Mava Foundation promotes a programme of work in different places in the Mediterranean for preserving those cultural practices that help in conserving nature´s values. Menorca is included with its agricultural land stewardship agreements made with GOB and in the next few days the island is hosting a meeting coordinating all the areas involved in piloting this scheme. Continue reading The Mediterranean Programme for Landscape Culture meet in Menorca

Son Bou hotels, lost documents and basements built without permissions

The two large towers built in the 1970s on the front line of the beach of Son Bou continue to give surprises. Some official documents from 1971 required that the two towers be reduced in height but have disappeared from all the public institutions. In any case, the hotels have been constructed over some basements although, when the licence was given, it was specifically stated there should be no building over them. This puts into question the legality of the whole building. Continue reading Son Bou hotels, lost documents and basements built without permissions

Wednesday 10 April, conference on drinking water and the overuse of plastic

The consumption of bottled water is provoking a large increase in plastic waste. In our islands there are initiatives to change this tendency and it is very interesting to learn about them. This Wednesday, 10 April, there is a talk in Mahon organised by CleanWave, which promotes the installation of places for providing drinking water without plastic containers. The talk will be accompanied by showing the film “Out of Plastic” made in Mallorca. Continue reading Wednesday 10 April, conference on drinking water and the overuse of plastic

The road and the government roundabouts

The subject of the half built bridges at Rafal Rubí and l’Argentina, on the section of the main road between Mahon and Alaior, reappears periodically as a reminder of the conflict which was generated during the last government term of office and has made a return during the last few days. In GOB’s opinion, the situation of paralysis which we see from the outside is based neither on the technical aspects nor on the will of the politicians. Continue reading The road and the government roundabouts

Saturday workshop on garden pests and diseases

This Saturday, 30 March, at GOB’s Es Viver, we will have a practical workshop on how to prevent and treat, in an ecological way, the pests and diseases of the garden and kitchen garden. What are the principal treatments, how to prevent and apply them, in order to keep gardens healthy. The workshop is open to all, is free and no reservations are required. Continue reading Saturday workshop on garden pests and diseases