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  • ESG meet New Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes

    December 16th

    The ESG yesterday met with the new Minister for the Environment and held a positive and constructive meeting.

    We hope our local environment will further improve in the future through such dialogue where we shall continue to focus on our Wish List aims and objectives.


    This week starts the new term of office in Government for the GSLP Liberals in Gibraltar.

    We have lobbied all three contesting parties in the run up to the election and believe that more than ever today, politicians are listening to the concerns held by environmental groups such as ours and our membership.These concerns are contained in our Wish List posted on our website home page and we shall work hard to ensure that these are addressed by the new Government in the next few years.

    ESG’s CUTW 2011 Film – Great reviews…

    Don’t miss seeing our film on the Gibraltar wide clean up which we organise each year. Click on the link below for an online version of the ESG’s first commissioned film based on our participation in the global “Clean up the World Campaign”. This campaign originated in Australia 20 years ago and has now spread to over 100 countries!

    See Gibraltar like you have never seen it before…!

    “Our Place, Our Planet, Our Responsibility


    Direction & Cinematography Pedro Mesquita

    Executive Producer Janet Howitt ESG

    Pedro Mesquita
    Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan Scott
    Janet Howitt
    Pedro Mesquita

    Original Sound Track João Bernardo

    Editing Filipe Ferreira

    Voice Over Jonathan Scott

    Motion Graphics David Gabriel

    Additional footage/archive Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation

    Radio Newsletter Thurs 1st December

    ESG Radio Newsletter 1st December 2011

    Hello- sitting here in the beautiful Alameda Gardens I can honestly say that the ESG is extremely pleased to see the pledges made by all political parties to green up Gibraltar. This plays a major influence on our quality of life and on the quality of our air. The extra shade that more trees and plants will provide during the long hot summer months will undoubtedly bring great relief to all.
    Moving on from there we are also aware and pleased to see that our year round lobbying efforts and detailed Wish List, which has been discussed at length with all political parties, is also resulting in many of our core aims and issues appearing in all manifestos.
    Signs of progress we earnestly hope!

    This week we have seen reason to publish a number of press statements on various issues and includes the unanimous pledge by all parties to ban bunkering on the eastern side of Gibraltar. The Coalition against such practices is delighted with this result and strongly believes Gibraltar’s environment will benefit from the decision.

    We have also jointly commented, (alongside Western Beach users) on the worsening state of Western Beach waters, particularly as many of our civic minded citizens have launched their charity swims or dives from this beach very recently. We have urged Government to close down this beach during what will undoubtedly be a return of dangerously high levels of sewage in the area. This issue needs to be resolved!

    We have also commented publicly on the Nature Tank Fire reports and our full press release on this can be found on our website. We urge the public concerned about these issues to please visit our site: esg-gib.net for further information.

    Ending on a positive note, the ESG has been very busy these past few weeks with talks to numerous associations and clubs, a cleanup with the Heritage Trust, GreenChange and concerned citizens at Witham’s Cemetery, and also focusing on a greener Xmas with special talks delivered by one of our younger active members Chelsea Edwards.

    We hope you also caught our first ever Clean Up Film screened by GBC last week. Don’t worry if you didn’t as they have promised to show it again soon. We are also preparing the film footage to be able to post this on our website.

    That’s all for now. Thank you for listening