It is well known that if you go alone, you will go fast. But if you go with someone else, you will go far. In this case, we are happy to be able to say that, thanks to the commitment to our land and the values of the Biosphere Reserve, which we have told you about before, today we have reached a new milestone: we are a BGreen establishment!
But what does this new title mean? The BGreenMenorca line is an aid that has been launched by the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency to promote sustainability among tourism companies. In the specific case of Sant Joan de Binissaida, they have granted us a grant worth €4,274.73 that we will allocate to make the exterior lighting of our venue more efficient.
Why this line? Apart from being able to reduce energy consumption and make the exterior lighting of Sant Joan de Binissaida more efficient, it will contribute in two aspects. On one hand, it will help preserve biodiversity, avoiding very powerful or annoying lights. And, on the other, it will reduce light pollution, enhancing the observation of the night sky. And it is that in Menorca we have a sky that seems from another galaxy! For this reason the island was declared in 2019 as a destination and Starlight Reserve, which we will talk about in another post.
With this action of the BGreen aid we also want to promote a more sustainable, conscious and responsible tourism model towards the maintenance of the values of the Biosphere Reserve.
In this union to go far and make the project of Sant Joan de Binissaida a reality, it has had the financing of the Sustainable Tourism Tax funds and the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Agency.