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‘….doing our share’

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, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

Students at Gozo College Middle School carried out a litter survey during a Nature Walk in one of Gozo’s valleys. The students teamed up in groups and recorded litter found along the valley. Over 30kgs of litter was collected and thanks to their effort the freshwater course was cleaned. The students are putting into action their motto, ‘Never too little to care and do our share’, and the look on their faces says it all!!

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Deadly Crossing

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, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

Sadly, the sight of a squashed hedgehog is a familiar one. Road signs warning drivers to look out for these spiny creatures have been put up but more need to be added in some areas. Drivers need to pay carefully attention especially when using country roads. As clearly stated by a member of the Hedgehog Preservation Society in Britain, “Hedgehogs don’t have much of a flight defence. They just curl up and wait for the danger to go away but if the danger is a car, their prickles are no defence.”

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Irrevocable Scars

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school blog, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The surge in property development and construction industry is taking its toll on the aesthetic of Malta’s skyline and the traditional character of villages. There seems to be no end in sight for the eyesores!!

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Be Drastic Cut Plastic

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: 3rd place Litter less campaign, Finalist, WasteServ Award

Plastics are inexpensive and long-lasting, and as a result levels of plastic production by humans are high. However, the chemical structure of most plastics makes them resistant to many natural processes of degradation meaning they take long to degrade, if ever. Together, these two factors have led to an excessive amount of plastic pollution in the environment. All of this stirred in the students an urge to bring single use plastic to a halt. In an effort to reduce the adverse effects of plastic in the natural environment the students came up with their Be Drastic Cut Plastic Campaign. Through their campaign they are now encouraging people to reduce their use of plastic bags – by giving out mesh bags.

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Raising awareness about waste in the environment

submitted by G F Abela Junior College Msida : Aaron Goodwin  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

This article aims to raise awareness about waste in the environment. The article focuses on the three main areas of the environment, these being: at ground level, the Earth’s bodies of water and the air. There is also reference to a questionnaire that was done to test local awareness about environmental issues.

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