Menorca has been adding pontoons, buoys and ramps for many years to facilitate maritime activity. There is a constant increase without any analysis to see if the coast is already overwhelmed. Continue reading Menorca’s capacity for maritime docks should be defined
Activities on environmental education in infant schools in Menorca will benefit from an agreement signed by the Menorca Preservation Fund and GOB. This is sponsorship that will allow some free workshops about wild animals to be given to children between 1 and 5 years old. Schools in nearly all the towns have shown interest. Continue reading An agreement to give the inclusion of wild animals in infant education
A visible and immediate monitoring system of contaminating emissions into the atmosphere. This is what GOB asks the Port Authority in order to have better control of the quality of air in the Port of Mahon. Continue reading Control of atmospheric emissions in the Port of Mahon
An invalid licence giving full rights. This is how GOB believes the licence should be considered. It is the one that the Es Migjorn Town Council gave for installing piped gas, despite the technical reports and the fact that it was illegal. So, now a written request to make an official revision of this licence has been submitted. Continue reading Appeal against the fait accompli of piped gas in Es Migjorn
Es Far Cultural (The Cultural Lighthouse) with the #Coompromis2020. This cultural association in Mercadal has already, and for some time, been using reusable ceramic and glass for their tableware at celebrations, but, even so, they wanted to sign the agreement showing their concerns for the problems of waste plastics in the sea. Continue reading Es Far Cultural, against one use plastic tableware
On Sunday 3 February there will be an excursion to the archaeological sites of Binicalsitx, Binimassó and Calafi. These archaeological remains are not very well known and form part of the long list of sites of Menorca which testify to the existence of prehistoric settlements. In Bincalsitx there is an enormous talayot, at Binimassó there is a table enclosure and at Calafi there are two talayots and a small hypogeum (a subeterranean construction).
Interested people should meet at the Ferreries cemetery at 9.30 to leave at 10 am. It is a walk of low difficulty. The visit will be guided by an archaeologist. The return will be by foot to the start. It is not necessary to reserve. It is expected to end by 13.30. It is recommended to share cars with friends.
The cycle “Are we Talayotics? Life in Menorca then and now” is a programme organized jointly by the Consell Insular and GOB.
There are alternative ways to be followed that help to avoid a lot of existing problems. New routes which, once constructed, allow travel in a different way. And this is applicable for land, sea and air. Continue reading Ecoducts for progress
This Saturday, 19 January at 10 am, Quel Marquès will give a workshop in Es Viver of GOB on roof gardens, a different form of gardening from usual. Roofs, flat roofs and walls have the capability of being converted into green spaces. The workshop will explain where and how to do them and what benefits they will give. The workshop is open to everyone, is free and there is no need to make a reservation. Continue reading Saturday, workshop on roof gardens
The excursion organised for Sunday 13 January will be to the Son Catlar ancient site and will be one of the activities to mark the Sant Antoni festivities. Its itinerary will take us through areas of great natural beauty. Please note the time of departure, a half an hour earlier than usual for these excursions. Continue reading Sunday 13 January, excursion to Son Catlar
The General Meeting of the Island Members of GOB approved on 20 December 2018 the report of activities for 2018, the budget for 2019 and the composition of the new board of directors. 2018 has been another year of intense activity in which we started new lines of working such as how to confront the problems of plastic and refuse ending up in the sea. Continue reading General Meeting approved the budget and the new board of directors