Talk on Global Warming and the Health of the Planet

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

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

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

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

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

GOB matters. October 2015

GOB matters is a section of Roqueta, a monthly magazine in English, written by Chita Laurie.

GOB Menorca is the association which promotes responsible ecological management for the island. It brings to the attention of the public proposals which could adversely affect its integrity and character upsetting the island’s ecology and its economic viability. Many thousands of people have been brought together to protest against the disproportionate works proposed for the main road between Mahon and Ciutadella. Once the works started, many more people clamoured to have them halted, to think again before the island’s uniqueness was lost and before millions of euros were misspent on megaroundabouts quite out of keeping for a small island. Continue reading GOB matters. October 2015

GOB matters. September 2015

GOB matters is a section of Roqueta, a monthly magazine in English, written by Chita Laurie.

GOB, or Grupo Balear d’Ornitologia y Defensa de la Naturalesa, is the Balearic organisation which is concerned with the care of the environment, and gives voice to those who wish to support its principles in matters of public interest. To that end, participation in public outcries against the unnecessary roundabouts taking up so much land, against the petroleum prospecting causing damage to the ecology and to tourism, against illegal building, and much more helps to keep Minorca as part of the Reserve of the Biosphere, a UNESCO honorific awarded in 1993. Continue reading GOB matters. September 2015

This summer, visit the animals hospital

During July, August and September, the Centre for the Recovery of Wild Animals is open for visits from monday to saturday , from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Entrance: Pedreres de s’Hostal de LÍTHICA (Camí Vell de Ciutadella)

Price-donation: Includes visit to Líthica’s ancient quarries and the Centre for the Recovery of Wild Animals: adults: 7 €, older than 65 years: 3,50 €, children upto 10 years: free, groups of 12 people or more: 4,50 € per person.

The visit to the animals hospital is guided. A unique experience in Menorca that will allow you to get in touch with the menorcan fauna and the difficulties they have to face. You will also collaborate with  GOB to continue on working for the protection of wild animals.

GOB matters. August 2015

GOB matters is a section of Roqueta, a monthly magazine in English, written by Chita Laurie.

The Works to the Main Road

Naturally, everyone is hoping that the newly elected Council will be able to redirect the works to the main road between Mahon and Ciutadella and not go ahead with unnecessary and inappropriate macroroundabouts. At the time of writing the Council has agreed to halt the building of the roundabouts for the summer. Continue reading GOB matters. August 2015

Conscientious Ecology