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Street litter…a common sight in the corners of Malta!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Litter is not waste….litter is any waste that is disposed of in an irresponsible way! Is more campaigns the way forward? enforcement?

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At the edge!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Garigue is the most common type of vegetation in the Maltese Islands, however it is not given much importance and value. More awareness should be raised on the importance of this ecological succession.

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Stop harming yourself and the environment!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Cigarettes are not only harming the active smoker but also the individuals nearby…furthermore irresponsible individuals who litter both the packets and the cigarette buts in the streets are contributing to a large pollution and littering problem. Such litter tends to end up carried with rain or wind and end up blocking the street gutters or actually end up polluting oceans too.

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Final efforts after a long nights’ work

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Audrey Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Local fishermen are cleaning and repairing their nets after a long nights’ work. Sustainable fishing ensures lifetime employment. Choosing fish caught by local fishermen gives them the incentive to keep up this hard, traditional occupation.

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Investigating the ideal environmental conditions for a successful turtle nest

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Eco-School Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

On Friday 29th May, at around 10pm, a loggerhead turtle was noted laying eggs on Ramla Bay in Gozo. This was the first recorded and confirmed nest in Gozo after 70 years. Eco-Schools/YRE students attending Gozo College Middle School started collecting data from the turtle nest site at Ramla Bay, Gozo. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ideal environmental conditions which result in a successful hatching rate. This study investigated the turtle nest site, sand temperature, weather conditions and cloud cover. The students measured air temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and the GLOBE Observer App and Observation Cloud chart to measure the cloud cover following the steps of the GLOBE Protocols (GLOBE, 2014). The main objective was to find out the sand temperature around the nest and how it affects the hatchings during the incubation period.

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