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PLASTIC HEART

submitted by G F Abela Junior College Msida : Michael Stilon  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): Insta / FB and on school notice board, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Participation

This photo depicts heart-shaped littered plastic bottle embedded in the clay slopes, on a hillside in Ghajn Tuffieha. It is a symbol of one of the major threats to our planet. The main concern is the accumulation of plastic in the environment and the time it takes to degrade. Once it is broken down, the smaller pieces which are called microplastics enter the diet of living organisms such as birds and fish, and eventually, our own food. As a solution, we must REDUCE the amount of plastic we use. An example of this is the banning of single use plastic. Plastic waste generated must be disposed of responsibly ideally for recycling rather than landfilling.



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A new planter?

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Gianluigi Frendo  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

With all facilities available where to dispose of unwanted waste the countryside seems to be the most attractive option for some.

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A Greener Tomorrow

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Honorable Mention

The alarming rate at which trees are being chopped off to make way for the construction industry prompted the students at Gozo College Middle School to study in detail urban temperatures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of trees on urban heat temperatures. Data collected show that surface temperature varies on average by 9°C between vegetated surface and cemented/asphalt surfaces. Results support the statement that lack of trees contribute to the formation of Urban Heat Islands. Having discovered all this the students went a step further. They wanted to be part of the change and not just pointing fingers and complaining about the environmental degradation. Thus, they came up with an innovative idea on how to promote the growth of local indigenous trees

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Reach up high!

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary : Miriam Ibrahim  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school notice board and prize day, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

Life is a struggle but you’re always a survivor no matter what!



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Recycling Costume Competition

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The students were encouraged to use recycling material to build their carnival costume. A competition amongst all the classes (40 classes in) was organised in the main school hall.



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