Photography Competition: Water is life: you can’t escape it

' Water is life: you can’t escape it‘ is a new project that we are starting and we are happy to announce the launching of the first activity. Any person of legal age, excluding the judges. Participation in this competition implies total acceptance of these rules. Water and climate change in Mallorca. The photographs must be taken in Mallorca, and the topics can cover water problems or uses, water management, drought, reduced water consumption or waste, or the way in which climate Read more...

Amics de la Terra urgently considers limiting giant cruises in Palma

13 June 2016 The controversial “Harmony of the Seas”, supposedly theworld’s largest cruise, will arrive in Palma every Monday from now until October. Its nearly 7000 passengers, equivalent to the municipalities of Artà or Muro, join the 2000 crew members to bring to Palma more people than the entire island of Formentera. Such a wave of people disembark each Monday, and are accompanied by the passengers of other, similar cruises that will be present on the same day in Palma (last year, Read more...

Success: another explorative hydrocarbon project stopped

(As you know, Amics de la Terra is part of the Alliance Mar Blava) 25 July 2016 After the Alliance Mar Blava had called on the Ministry of Agricultura, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA), the governmental body has proceeded to close the file on the record of the oil exploration project promoted by the Schlumberger Petroleum Services in the Gulf of Léon. Indeed, after the submission of file closure of the mentioned record that the Alliance Mar Blava made in the middle of June, the Read more...

Friday, 1 July, 17:00 visit the Llucmajor Marina where the fotovoltaic megapark is projected to be

We are organized in a platform to visit the Llucmajor Marina where they are wanting the fotovoltaic megapark to be built. The visit will be in the afternoon, with a biologist coming to tell us about the area. We will make a stop at the lighthouse in cap Blanc and on the property where they are wanting to put the park. This is NOT an excursion and lasts two hours. If you want to come send an email directly to the platform XSE.Mallorca@gmail.com (the Network for Energy Soverignty in Read more...

Amics de la Terra considers it urgent to analyze the impact of and impose limits to the number of cruises that visit Palma

A large number of cruises of enormous sizes are arriving to the port of Palma each day, some of them with more than 7000 passengers. There is no mesaured data about the impact this generates, and additionally, these numbers may increase, since there is no limit on the number of cruises that can dock here. The proposal resulting from the study of the impact of noise and pollution from cruise ships that the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Balearic Port Authority (APB) have Read more...

Environmental groups express support for the measures restricting motorized traffic in the historic center of Palma

12 june 2016 The environmental organizations Amics de la Terra, Ecologists in Action (Ecologistas in Acción) and GOB, the organization of urban cyclists Biciutat de Mallorca, and the state forum of pedestrians “Walking” (“Andando”) adhere to the measures agreed upon by the Palma City Council, which are aimed at restricting motorized traffic in the historic center of the city. In the opinion of these organizations, the measures will result in an increase in the quality of life of the Read more...

Mon 6 June 2016, 7pm: ‘This changes everything’ screening in Peguera, Calvià

On Monday 6 June 2016 at 7pm, we will screen the documentary 'This changes everything' in the exhibition room at the Casal de Peguera (C/ Pins, 17, Peguera) in partnership with Calvià council. The documentary is based on the bestselling book This changes everything by well-known author Naomi Klein. The documentary aims to portray the huge challenge presented by climate change and to show activists' and communities' experiences, as well as the battles against the main polluting activities Read more...

Call for secondary schools: Free workshops on ‘Energy and its impacts’

Amics de la Terra, supported by Fundación Guillem Cifre de Colonya, is offering the chance to take part in workshops to educate students about: The workshop aims to educate, promoting environmental criteria, responsibility and habit change. TARGET AUDIENCE: 4th year secondary school (ESO) students in municipalities in Mallorca. WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1 hour (we can adapt to your classes). WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: Using audiovisual aids and debate, students will discover that our model Read more...
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