A few days ago a report by Greenpeace , which shows the ecological and environmental situation of Spain. In the case of the Basque Autonomous Community, in addition to citing the 18 black spots in our geography, business behaviors and policies that are harmful to the environment, also include a series of proposals and initiatives that are beneficial to the environment. Some, the ones with the greatest impact on the medium, are led by the administrations and others, the most demanding, directly by social platforms.
Greenpeace groups all initiatives into five groups according to their scope: Energy, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries, Waste Management, Coasts and Protected Natural Areas.
In the energy section, the platform “Fracking Ez!” stands out, the Antinuclear social movement (coordinator against Garoña, declaration of denuclearization by some municipalities), or the facilities located on the coast of Armintza to test the efficiency in harnessing wave energy.
In relation to the industry, they mention the citizen mobilization against Petronor (Coke Ez, Coordinadora anticoke or the Meatzaldea Bizirik Ekologista Taldea association).
AGRICULTURE AND FISHING
In agriculture and fishing, they cite as important initiatives the platform “Transgenikorik Ez” (against transgenic crops) and fishing with traditional methods (Ondarroa 12 Mile), respectively.
The Gipuzkoan citizen movement Zero Zabor against waste incineration and the Door to Door system are the main proposals in terms of waste management.
Municipalities such as Mundaka, Elantxobe, Bermeo and Ibarrangelu have part of their coast protected as a Biosphere Reserve. In addition, the Basque Country has the San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Marine Reserve. Among the many citizen platforms that defend the coast are the Abra bizirik platform from Getxoz and the Save Mundaka (surfer community) mobilization against the dredging of Mundaka.