Since the 1 February the following have pledged with GOB to give up using disposable plastic tableware: Amics del Museu de Menorca (Friends of the Museum of Menorca), Esplai de Jubilats de Ciutadella (Retired People’s Club in Ciutadella), Club de Jubilats d’Alaior (Retired People’s Club in Alaior), AMPS (Association of Mothers and Fathers) de Sa Graduada, Mahon, Fra Rotger, dedicated to the cultural value of gastronomy. Continue reading Pledges to avoid disposable one use tableware
What is the last date from which it will be prohibited to use disposable plastics? What percentage of beverage containers can be reused? What is the agenda for reducing the amount of waste going to the rubbish dump? What will be the role of the government and what role should the public take on? Continue reading Explanation of the new Law on Rubbish Disposal on Tuesday 12 March
Next Sunday, 10 March, we have organised a public excursion to learn about the plants of the Binicalaf road. This is the time of the year in which we begin to find many plants in flower, amongst them the orchids. The rural areas have an immense variety of flora which were better known and employed for different uses by country people. Continue reading Sunday excursion to learn about plants
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.
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
Xavier Solano, an expert viticulturist and wine producer, will give a practical workshop on the secrets of ecological cultivation of stocks grown in home gardens. It will take place this Saturday15 December at 10 am in the Es Viver nursery garden of GOB. It is a public workshop and admission is free, and starts the season for pruning and planting fruit trees that can also be found at Es Viver. Continue reading Tomorrow, workshop on the care of vines at Es Viver
On Sunday 2 December there will be a new talayotic excursion organized by the Island Council Government Department of Culture with GOB to combine exploring the island and its ancient sites accompanied by information on the talayotic world given by experts. Continue reading Sunday 2 December Excursion to Montefí and Es Tudons
This Saturday, 17 November, Damià Gomis Bosch will receive the Pere Prats Prize awarded to him for his work on the environment. The event will be open to the public at the headquarters of GOB at 19.00 hours. Continue reading On Saturday, Damià Gomis will receive the Pere Prats Prize