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Gate way to heaven, but is it really heaven?

submitted by St. Thomas More Secondary School Zejtun : Shaznay Borg  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school magazine,website,other,School reception monitor
filed under Photos Reporting photo

This photo portrays two different scenarios. There is a path leading to the sea but the path is littered with garbage. There is a very high probability that the garbage will end up in the sea. Consequently fish as well as other organisms may ingest the garbage. A number of harmful substances consumed by the said organisms may find their way up the food chain in a process known as bioaccumulation. Thus this brings up another question: “What are we really selling, buying and eating?” The photo only shows a fraction of marine litter but research suggests that about 12.7 million tonnes of plastic have accumulated in the world’s oceans as stated by an article in 2010. This is quite alarming considering that only 1% of the Earth’s water is suitable for drinking.

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Let us save our Oceans.

submitted by St. Nicholas College Middle School Rabat : Victoria Magro, Kady Galea, Matteo Stagno, Jake Camilleri  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media,other,Whole school assembly, Featured in the Action Planet exhibition at St James Cavalier, Presented to other schools during the Global Week
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips

The video was created using the simple technique of stop motion where around 160 photos were taken. The aim of the video is to create an original fun, simple yet innovative way to convey a very important message: that we are all responsible and that we all can make a difference. Living on an Island makes this topic even more valid. The video clearly shows what the problems caused by Ocean litter are and gives simple ways how to minimize the damage and engage in more sustainable practices.

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Green ? ?

submitted by Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form. : Christabel .M. Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper,school media
filed under Campaigning photo Photos

‘Keep it clean, if you want to be green!’



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Rediscovering the tasty and healthy carob

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles

The fruit of the carob tree is a healthy substitute for chocolate and can be used to make cakes and drinks, students at Gozo College’s Middle School learned during an ecoschool project over the past three months. The students have been conducting research on the tree and learning how to prepare traditional and innovative recipes using the carob pod, the fruit of the carob, an indigenous and protected tree that grows naturally in the local outdoor environment. The school recently held an open day to showcase the work done by the ecoschool committee and Year 8 students as part of the project, which is aimed at instilling in the students, staff and the wider school community a greater appreciation towards the local natural environment, responsible food production and consumption and a more sustainable lifestyle. During the event, students, teachers, staff and parents were invited to taste carob cake and carob-banana smoothies prepared by the students. They were also able to buy traditional carob syrup and cake mix stored in reused jars. An informative leaflet about the carob tree was launched. It includes information about the tree, and six simple, healthy recipes using the carob products, among other information. During this scholastic year, the college’s ecoschool committee is also participating in the Learning About Forests (Leaf) and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programmes, the We Eat Responsibly project and the Litter Less Campaign.

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A Fairy Tale Solution

submitted by individual : Elisa Demanuele  for 7-10
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper,other,Social media Facebook
filed under Photos Reporting photo

Old tyres, imagination and a good will resulted in an attractive planter and waste reduction. A street with such planters makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland.

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