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
These days, filled with various events, includes the Week of Rubbish and Recycling in Menorca from 15 to 21 May. The week will be made up of films to be shown in different localities, conferences for understanding the management of rubbish on the island and the experiences of recycling in other places, and also a day of collecting and taking away rubbish from roads and paths. Continue reading The week of Rubbish and Recycling in Menorca, 15 – 21 May
Friday 5 May was the beginning of a week working towards making Menorca Free of Fossil Fuels, a week in which it is being asked that Menorca changes to 100% renewables, with realistic proposals on how this transition can be made. The manifesto for this action is as follows: Continue reading Manifesto for the action to make Menorca free of Fossil fuels
The lobby group, Menorca without Fossil Fuels, has organised a protest march to stop further investments in energy requiring fossil fuels and to ask that the Central Power Station in Mahon changes its importation of combustible gas to natural gas brought here by boats. This initiative coincides with an international week of actions demanding a stop to investing in fossil fuels and in Menorca it will be preceded by a series of talks and conferences all over the island. Continue reading Menorca March 13 May for a clean energy
The questionnaire which the Consell Insular recently did on line about tourism in Menorca has had over 1 700 responses which will help us to reflect on where we are and where we are going.
Both the age range and the professions of the people who responded to the questionnaire are diverse. Although we cannot claim the responses to be completely representative of Minorcan society, various things stand out. Continue reading Model Tourism
During these past few days there have been some articles in the local paper (by Aurora Herraiz, Beatriz Estopiñán, Alfredo Benosa) questioning what is happening to the Carretera General (the main road between Ciutadella and Mahon) now that two new projects have been approved. Continue reading Smiles on the road
Last Saturday many people took part in a demonstration to raise awareness of the effects of illegal fishing in the Marine Reserve along the north coast of Menorca. Continue reading The Marine Reserve merits greater effective protection
While in the Arctic temperature records continue to be broken, other conservation issues both locally and internationally, are looking a little brighter. Continue reading Clean Up and Get Paid!