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The BFG’s

submitted by Gozo College Boys Secondary School : Anthony Joe Borg  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

The sun and wind have been around for ever. They have been giving us energy since time immemorial and humans have always found ways of harnessing this energy for their daily life. One such example is the myriad of windmills which can be found on our islands although many are not in a good state of conservation…it’s a pity that sometimes we forget how useful these can still be today.



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Ladybug Love

submitted by Gozo College Boys Secondary School : Arthur Portelli  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
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The purpose of pesticides is to kill harmful insects but it is not killing only harmful insects, it is killing good insects like the ladybug too. Some harmful pests like the common snail are now becoming immune to pesticides too. Nitrates from pesticides are also contaminating our water table and therefore affecting us directly through the water we drink. Instead of pesticides people can use natural deterrents like petroleum or vinegar in a bottle hanging from a tree. Instead of artificial nutrients, farmers can use farmyard manure.



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Finite Infinity??

submitted by Gozo College Boys Secondary School : Stefan Scerri  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school magazine, website
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Dotted around the Gozitan coastline one can see many towers built for the island s coastal defenses.  One such tower is Nadur`s famous tower, Torre Nuova, locally known as Ta` Sopu. It lies perfectly framed by idyllic views of our island’s countryside and the dreamy inlet Daħlet Qorrot which nestles on the right…Will this panoramic view of the sea and land change in 20 years’ time?… And if yes, will it be for the better or worse? What type of developments would have taken place?… Are existing laws capable of protecting this intrinsic beauty of our heritage?



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Paper, Bottles, Cans, Plastic…recycle them all, it’s Fantastic!

submitted by St Thomas More girls Santa Lucia : Cristina Vella  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ecko skola notice board, other
filed under Photos

* One may come across these bins in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. * The brown bins are used for dispensing with glass objects but since some people are yet unknowledgeable about their use, they threw a box made of paper. * Others did manage to get rid of glass objects appropriately. However, it should be noted that most people are still unaware of which rubbish to dispense with in which bin. A leaflet providing due info would be convenient. * Ideally, the person/s in charge of unloading the rubbish should come around at least twice a week since the bins are overloaded.



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Car Dumping in the Countryside

submitted by St Thomas More girls Santa Lucia : Cristina Vella  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ecko skola notice board, other
filed under Photos

* The picture was shot in one of the most idylic spots in Marsaxlokk between Tas-Silg and Delimara. * A car seat looms in the background, courtesy of a mechanic who puts shop nearby. * To minimize and ideally prevent such abuse, setting up CCTV cameras would come in handy. Ideally, the mayor would be notified and a fine would be sent to the offender/s.



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