Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:
Rabaçal cable car project will not progress
A Diario Newspaper article states that the project to build a cable car in the Rabaçal area of the Laurisilva forest in Madeira recognised and protected by UNESCO will not progress.
Image of Rabacal from Wikicommons
The decision pleases groups including Quercus e à Associação dos Amigos do Parque Ecológico do Funchal who lobbied and campaigned against the project.
link to article in the Diario http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/286594/madeira/286648-teleferico-do-rabacal-ja-nao-avanca
New Lisbon Airport: no financing available
From Portugal Daily Review:
The Portuguese Minister of Economy Álvaro Santos Pereira said Friday there was no financing available for the new Lisbon airport that is planned for the south side of the Tagus river and there was “no competitive environment”.
image from Diario Newspaper of The Portuguese Minister of Economy Álvaro Santos Pereira
Speaking at a parliamentary commission into strategic transport plans, the minister said the government would strive to “create conditions to make the most of the investments made in the current Lisbon airport, to extend its useful life as much as possible.
link to Portugal Daily Review: http://www.portugaldailyview.com/01-whats-new/minister-no-money-to-build-new-lisbon-airport
European Eco-Label Month 15th September till 15th October 2011
Hotel Jardim Atlantico Calheta Eco-Label Month events
The Hotel in Prazeres is as in previous years is organising many events throughout the month from a Conference to planting trees.
image from Diario Newspaper
For more information contact the Hotel:
Hotel Jardim Atlântico – Tel. +351 291 820 220 · Fax: +351 291 820 221 · [email protected]
Caminho Lombo da Rocha 1, 9370-612 Prazeres, Calheta
The European Ecolabel
“The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. Products and services awarded the Ecolabel carry the flower logo, allowing consumers – including public and private purchasers – to identify them easily. Today the EU Ecolabel covers a wide range of products and services, with further groups being continuously added. Product groups include cleaning products, appliances, paper products, textile and home and garden products, lubricants and services such as tourist accommodation.”
“While the logo may be simple, the environmental criteria behind it are tough, and only the very best products, which are kindest to the environment, are entitled to carry the EU Ecolabel.”
link to article in the Diario:
Official European Ecolabel website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/about_ecolabel/what_is_ecolabel_en.htm