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
The “Promise for 2020” has been taken up by more associations. The Mercadal Association of Neighbours, The Forum of the groups of the Third Age sector, The Menorca Foundation for the Disabled have all signed the pledge not to have one use plastics for their fiestas. Continue reading Pledges to do away with one use plastics at fiestas
For some, the brain consumes more energy than other organs. This is not recognised by others, who feel more comfortable living with beliefs, rather than facts. We humans are more readily motivated by headlines rather than by small print and there are those who know and exploit this. Continue reading Roads as flagships
The problem resulting from the half constructed bridges of l’Argentina and Rafal Rubí is that the plans cannot prove any aspect of safety or legality. Now it is like a festering wound that is difficult to heal administratively because technical reports are being requested from the same professionals that took part in their design. Continue reading The main road sequestered