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Colourful Nature

submitted by St. Thomas More Secondary School Zejtun : Alessandro Parella  for 11-14
dissemination(s): assembly, google +, newspaper, notice board, other, school magazine, school media, website, youtube
filed under Photos

‘Forest Green’ … that’s an environmentally-friendly name for paint but not an environmental friendly product. Paint is normally used to protect or improve appearance of an object. This definitely does not apply for trees. Most paints are made up of lead chemicals which are highly toxic. Lead, a poisonous metal, can damage nerve connections and cause blood and brain disorders. This can also be absorbed by the plants, mainly through the roots from soil solution, and thereby may enter the food chain. Therefore, eco-friendly paint productions should be promoted, like low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints. So next time you fancy a new colour-scheme, check out green paint.



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Dangerous Monster in Wardija

submitted by St Michael School St Venera : Etienne Degabriele Ferrante  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Wardija is one of the few remaining spots where we can still have a lovely walk among nature. One can admire lots of plant, insect and bird species in their natural habitat.During a walk there, I noticed this monstruosity. I learned that it was an oil-filled high-voltage transformer used for the distribution of electricity. I discovered that the electromagnetic field generated from this transformer and from the power lines attached to it, are not just ugly for the sight. They are potentially very dangerous. In humans and animals they cause cancer and dna problems, among others, while in plants they stunt growth, reproduction and production of chlorophyll. Due to rust, the oil could also leak, so polluting the water bed. A possible solution would be to pass the lines underground and placing the transformer in a girna, onto an oil-containment bund. Less risk of contamination, better for the sight.



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Wonderful Water! Water of Life.

submitted by St Michael School St Venera : Etienne Degabriele Ferrante  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Fresh water is not easily available in Malta. We need to keep places like Chadwick lakes clean from all pollutants, so that all aquifers will have fresh water available. In Malta we find that from the few aquifers that still exist, not all can be used to draw water, one reason being the presence of pollutants. Even if we simply consider Chadwick lakes, we find a good sized area that is overgrown with tiny plants. These are a result of fertilisers and other chemicals that dissolve into rainwater from the soil in fields, and end up in the ‘lakes’. To make matters worse, I noticed plastic bottles and other litter in the water. Let us not use progress and convenience as an excuse to neglect and destroy natural life in Malta. Water is the source of all life. So let us take care of our Wonderful Water, Water of life!



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Book Exchange for Waste Reduction Week

submitted by Mater Boni Consilii School Paola St. Joseph : Aimee Drew, Kayleigh Ellul, Martina Cassar  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, Wasteserv Malta Facebook Page, website
filed under Photos

We collected plastic buckets from each class and covered them in old newspapers. To make them more creative, the teachers bought us some spraying cans and we sprayed inside the buckets with highlighted colours. Every class got some old books that they didn’t use anymore. This was our idea for the European Week for Waste Reduction.



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From the Older Generation … Let’s Recycle & Reuse

submitted by Girls Secondary St.Ignatius College : Aimee Mallia  for 11-14
dissemination(s): elink, other
filed under Photos

This photo is sent to promote the 3Rs



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