Sunday, 26 March 2017
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Asmaa petitionAs most of you know, ASMAA had planed on doing the rounds through 31 towns in the coastal region of the Algarve this week to gather signatures for the Say No to Oil and Gas campaign, but had to change our program at the last minute due to lack of support from volunteers in all the towns, which was very disappointing.

tollscrash2Yesterday’s key meeting in Loulé – ‘II Forum Algarve/Andalusia’ - saw representaives from all of the Algarve’s political parties, local business groups and key political representatives from Spain in total agreement that the tolls on the Algarve’s motorway should be suspended immediately.

This political unification brings a new impetus to the tireless efforts of the Committee of Users of the Via do Infante (CUVI).

Lack of donations hinders anti oil & gas campaignDespite several requests for financial support and partnership, a serious funding shortage is threatening the Say No to Oil and Gas Exploration Campaign in the Algarve.

The Planners of the "Save the Algarve from Oil and Gas Exploration" are making a final and urgent plea to all the people that have signed this petition to financially assist in bringing forth the planned campaign this summer.

Energy savingsEurocooling Algarve can now offer an efficient, easy, economic, ecological and effective way to get domestic hot water without the need to replace your existing water cylinder. The thermodynamic compact solar unit works with or without sun to give sanitary hot water, 365 days a year, in all weather conditions.

Oil drilling in ALgarveWe are so excited! Thanks to all that heard our call …Thanks to all that donated in January. Your donations totalling € 948,02 has enabled us to pay for our first print run of campaign materials which we will be receiving this week. (+-30% of our printing is now taken care of) .

This enables us to start distributing some of the campaign material from next week. If you have a shop window and want to participate, please e-mail us.

Say no to oil rigs in the AlgarveDuring December ASMAA participated in a heated debate with a group of kids that led to the results below.

The topic was “What are YOU doing TODAY to protect the Algarve for ME and MY KIDS from oil and gas exploration?” - They had already discussed this topic with their parents and other family members.

donkeyFirst, there is the image problem. But that is an old one. More recently, there are modern intrusions and fading memories of the donkey’s role, even here in the highlands of northeastern Portugal, where for centuries indigenous Miranda donkeys helped farmers plow fields and carry goods.

After decades of neglect and, some argue, misunderstanding, the fate of the donkey has come to resemble that of its human counterparts in hard-pressed European hinterlands: threatened by declining population and dependent for its survival on, yes, subsidies from the European Union.

Investing in sustainable tourism will stimulate green economy and job creationIncreased investment in sustainable tourism can boost the sector’s contribution to economic growth, development, and particularly job creation, while at the same time addressing major environmental challenges, according to the just released United Nations Green Economy Report.

Produced in partnership with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the tourism chapter of the United Nations Environment Program-led (UNEP) Green Economy Report demonstrates how investing in environmentally-friendly tourism can drive economic growth, lead to poverty reduction and job creation, while improving resource efficiency and minimizing environmental degradation.