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Buildings, buildings and more buildings

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Gaghel Dingli  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Exhibition, other, school media, Special Assembly
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Malta is said to be one of the countries with the highest proportion of built-up land area (33%) and one of the countries with the lowest forest land area (5%) amongst all the countries of the European Union. This comes as no surprise as it is clearly evident from the massive increase in the number of new buildings. Even though there are over 70,000 vacant households, contractors still choose to build new buildings since they will make more profit by doing this. Additionally, the number of permits being released every year is on its way up and several permits for buildings to be developed in Outside Development Zones (ODZs) have also been released. This is while these precious areas are supposed to be protected. Several valleys have been destroyed because of this, and much wildlife has become endangered or extinct.

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Coffee for equality!

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Baldacchino Franklyn, Fava Ryan, Mentosa Jacopo, Vella Emerson  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Annual School Exhibition, newspaper, Officials at EU related offices in Malta and Education Officials, other, school magazine, website
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As geography option students we prepared an action plan for this year 2015 was chosen by the EU Commission as ‘The Year for Development’. We focused on the issue of waste and the need to promote Fair Trade so as to lessen the inequality that exists between farmers in LEDCs and those in MEDCs. We did so by sending a series of emails to key persons at school, to the owner of the company hiring the coffee vending machine at school and to EU officials working at MEUSAC, the European Commission Representation in Malta and the European Parliament – Information Office in Malta. We hope that through our project more people will start drinking fair trade coffee for equality!

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May I have a glass of storm water?

submitted by G. F. Abela Junior College : Rachel Randon  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media, website
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This article tackles water usage and consumption in Malta. An investigation was conducted to find out what is happening with the storm water which is being collected as part of the National Flood Relief Project, as well as to suggest a solution for what could be done with this harvested storm water in order to avoid any waste of water.

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Hide… The big face is looking again

submitted by Dun Manwel Attard - Wardija Young Adult Resource Centre : Emanuel Camilleri  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

The student has caught a fish looking curiously from the rock in the aquarium. It seems to be saying that she would enjoy being in the open sea rather than in a small aquarium.



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Through the Lilies

submitted by Dun Manwel Attard - Wardija Young Adult Resource Centre : Emanuel Camilleri  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

The water lilies in the pond and the fish are an example of a nice environment. Rubbish should not be thrown in the sea. It is estimated that every year over a million seabirds, turtles and sea animals die of litter related causes.



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