[Translation of the post in isoladiminorca.com by Gloria Vanni]
When chance becomes necessity.
My connection with Carlos Coll Pons happened by chance, when I felt the need to delve into some of the reasons behind my choice to live in Menorca. Nature, climate, sea, quality of life, sustainability, protected environment are the factors that made me love it at first sight. My love then increased but you get to a point where you need other confirmations and answers. Continue reading A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB
The loss of the electricity connection between Mallorca and Menorca due to the breakup of the cable found to be in bad condition, gives us a scenario worse than anything we have had until now. It means that the two islands could cause even more pollution from energy production than before so it is urgent that the public and institutions react and demand clean energy. Continue reading Energy supply at a cross roads in Menorca
As we explained in a former post, we sent a petition to the Balearic Government to allow checks at the Central Electricity Power Plant in Mahon.
Now you can sign this petition for a public control of the emissions: Continue reading Add your signature requesting public monitoring of the contaminating emissions in Menorca
GOB has sent a written request to the Balearic Government asking that a series of records made by the Central Electricity Power Station in Mahon is checked. The association has had access to documentation which has worrying information. Continue reading Petition for allowing checks at the Central Electricity Power Station of Menorca
Sending purified water to the lagoon, avoiding the use of lead shot, being able to feed carrion birds or leaving a part of the marine area for fishing only with creel, are some of the proposals that GOB has given recently for a Plan to Restore the Use and Management (Pla Rector d’Ús i Gestió (PRUG)) of the Albufera des Grau natural park. It will be a means of processing the management of a better relationship between human activities and a protected area. Continue reading Restore the potential of the Albufera des Grau
Reducing pollution emissions is a question of health as well as being a statutory obligation. The news which was published on Monday 13 November warned that the Central Government in Madrid does not accept changing the fuel of the central power station. This requires further explanation. Continue reading Mahon central power station and health
It has been sometime since the debate on the evolution of energy began. Everyone declares they are in favour of renewables, but at the moment of making a decision on where and how, there are usually discrepancies. Continue reading Reflecting on energy
The local Island Government (Consell Insular) has in its hands the power to take back the decision on the two hotels of Son Bou or let them carry on for a further 50 years or more. In GOB’s opinion there are tools available for not accepting the proposal of the company to maintain the current sizes. Continue reading Son Bou Hotels: a feasible opportunity
Menorca has the luck to be able to foresee, to a large extent, its possible future taking into account what is happening to its neighbouring islands. Mallorca and Ibiza started the metamorphosis, and have suffered the consequences of an unlimited growth in tourism much more than has Menorca. With examples so close by it is not difficult to want to intervene where we possibly can and stop what could happen if we do not take steps. Continue reading Up to our Necks
The virtue of systems of collecting rubbish door to door; the need to separate organic material and the great economic savings; the consequent achievement of a lower volume of remaining garbage; the power of publicising by films; the call to attention of the rubbish which people throw onto the streets and paths, have been some of the themes of the recent Week of Rubbish and Recycling celebrated in Menorca. Continue reading Rubbish in the streets and organic material for separation