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Ecology organisations vote against the proposed distribution of proceeds from the ‘tourism tax’

As set out by the Sustainable Tourism Tax Commission's plenary meeting rules, GOB and Amics de la Terra Mallorca will present their 'no' vote in writing within a 72-hour period after the meeting is held. GOB and Amics de la Terra Mallorca will vote against the proposal presented by the government for the distribution of funds from the tourism tax. Apart from formal questions relating to the money's distribution, GOB and Amics de la Terra do not agree with the tax proceeds being Read more...

Take part! Global Day of Action for Climate Justice (14 Oct)

Friends of the Earth is organising a huge global day of action on Saturday 14 October 2017, in which groups from across the entire federation are taking part, with decentralised actions worldwide. In Mallorca, we're preparing a fun protest event where we'll ask you to join us in speaking out against the abuse of power of the big energy firms and demand climate justice. Programme: Free your energy! 10h-18h: Paint a mural with artist SOMA 11h-12:30h: Family game about Read more...

School workshops available: What secrets are hiding in our foods?

Amics de la Terra, with funding from the Caixa Colonya Guillem Cifre foundation, is offering free workshops about food to schools across Mallorca. There's a limited number of workshops, which are designed for the second and third cycles of primary education. The deadline for carrying out the workshops is 15 December 2017. To apply, please send an email to participacio@amicsdelaterra.org, specifying: your school number of workshops number of students per course Read more...

Ses Fontanelles: a step closer to avoiding the shopping centre

The expiry of the effects of the first licence, requested at the time by Agua Mágica, means that Unibail-Rodamco probably can't recover and carry out the first project of 22 buildings that was planned on the Ses Fontanelles wetlands. The Ses Fontanelles' administrative document's journey is long and complicated, and it still hasn't come to an end. With respect to the commercial licence (Balearic government): A few months ago, we celebrated the TSJIB's verdict rejecting the appeal Read more...

The Balearics already exceed the ozone pollution legal limit for all of 2017 – before the end of the summer

The Balearic government still hasn't created the Air Quality Improvement Plans to reduce traffic and power station emissions, and doesn't even recognise the problem, all the while driving projects that will make it worse. Using the data published on the Environment Ministry's air quality website, Amics de la Terra and Ecologistes en Acció have been able to confirm that 12 of the 18 atmospheric pollution control stations located in the Balearics have already exceeded the ozone target set Read more...

14-17 September 2017, Girona: Energy democracy meet-up

Come to the first energy democracy meeting in Girona in September! Would you like to help create a movement dedicated to finding energy solutions? Do you believe that the energy transition should be in the hands of people and communities, rather than big energy companies? If so, sign up now (deadline end of July) to join us in September. When? 14-17 September 2017. We want to bring together lots of different people to share practical knowledge about creating energy co-operatives Read more...

Reporting the effects of saturating, mass tourism and the intensification of cruise-ship tourism

Amics de la Terra, Comitato No Grandi Navi de Venècia, Assemblea de Barris per un Turisme Sostenible, Entre Barris de València, Morar em Lisboa, Ciutat per qui l'habita and GOB have come together in Palma to speak out against the impact of mass tourism and its saturation of towns and regions, and the intensification of cruise-ship tourism in Mediterranean ports. On Saturday 1 July 2017, we met up in Palma in front of the port to specifically address the effects of cruise-ship tourism Read more...
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