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Short-Sightedness

submitted by Eco-Centre Zejtun : Johann Camilleri  for 19+
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, website
filed under Photos

Glasses can be used as a remedy for short-sightedness. But what remedies are being offered when we act short-sightedly towards our environment? We tend to be short-sighted where the environment is concerned as we don’t see further than the end of our nose, and we do not reflect on the impact that our actions will have in the long run on mother earth. Environmental problems in today’s society are a hot issue because of the neglect of previous societies who acted short-sightedly towards their environment. Pollution of air, water and soil, global warming and deforestation are among the threats our environment is facing. According to Albert Einstein, “The environment is everything that isn’t me”, so to make a step towards a better environment, we have to look beyond the horizon and think environmental-friendly before we act.



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The Power of TreeStudents

submitted by St Francis Primary Cospicua : The Forest Team  for 7-10
dissemination(s): other, School's Boards, website
filed under Articles

Throughout these last years many trees have been destroyed on our island, some of them by human beings capriciously either to make way for development or for various reasons, while others by harmful insects. Destroying trees for any particular reason makes us children at St. Francis School Cospicua – so sad. So we decided to take action! Thus, in November, after having relevant advice from the Environmental Officer at ‘PARKs’ Malta, we planted seeds at our school. We took good care of them by cultivating and watering them when it was needed, followed their growth process and thus, we can say that in our greenhouse, seeds grew up in hundreds of beautiful plants. Recently, these plants were donated to the ‘PARKs’ Malta where they will also be taken care of and in turn they will be distributed around our Island.

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Haven’t you heard of the 3Rs?

submitted by St Francis Primary Cospicua : The Forest Team  for 7-10
dissemination(s): other, School Boards, website
filed under Articles

We are very worried about the amount of waste consumed by every human being, especially we are concerned about our country. We know that the amount of waste we send to the landfill is a lot so we need to impement the 3Rs in our daily life. We children spend a lot of time at school were we can be part of a team to minimise waste. Our school implements various actions regarding waste minimisaiton. We students are being educated about the benefits of waste reduction and thus we would like to ecnourage everyone to make waste minimisation a part of everyday life style. Teachers and students work together to achieve this sense of satisfaction. We believe that these small actions we can control this waste as if we reduce the amount of material and reuse products we are reducing the quantity of waste which is sent to the landfill.

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Precious Drops

submitted by St Thomas More College Zejtun Primary B : Marija Camilleri  for 7-10
dissemination(s): other, Reading of Article in classes, shared by Eco Centre Zejtun on facebook page and website, uploaded on ilearn
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Water is a precious resource as nothing can live without water. In Malta we do not have any natural water sources. We are dependent on rain water and the water table. Reverse Osmosis Plants help us meet our demand for water. When it rains, our streets are flooded with run-off water which can be stored if every building had a well or reservoir. People in various countries of the world have to travel every day to find clean water. For these people, water is more precious than diamonds. On the other side, we tend to take this precious resource for granted, since we have it within a tap’s reach.

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Litter: Face it, Erase it.

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Ruby Sciriha Camilleri  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles

The writer investigates litter around Malta. She then gives possible solutions to the problem and finishes with slogans that can be used to promote litter reduction.

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