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Earth Hour

submitted by Qormi San Gorg : EoSkola Committee  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Video Clips

As part of the Earth Hour initiative, at Qormi San Ġorġ we switched off the lights for one hour and took part in several activities. We gathered together in the playground to create the shape of Earth and the words ‘Earth Hour’ using cloth, cones and students. During that hour we were also involved in classroom activities related to pollution. Click on this link to watch our video clip:

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YRE Winner – Article 11-14yrs: White Gold Pans

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Benjamin Abela  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles

The salt-pans of Marsascala date probably back to Roman times and they need continuous protection, restoration and conservation. Meanwhile, Marsascala salt-pans remain under constant threat from the ferocity of the sea and the storms which from time to time ravage the Marsascala Coast. Financial help is needed to keep most of the abandoned salt-pans of Marsascala free from invasive exotic plant species and alien vegetation ensuring a good production of salt locally.

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YRE Winner – Article 15-18yrs: From iWant to E-waste, the Footprint of our Digital Age

submitted by G. F. Abela Junior College : Nicholas Zammit  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Google Blog, other
filed under Articles

This article deals with the topic of electronic waste, or e-waste, a significant problem in our increasingly digital society. E-waste is an invisible form of waste for many people, who do not realise the impact of throwing away electronic goods. The environmental consequences of improper disposal are extremely harmful due to the heavy elements contained within a product. Ways of solving this problem are being further developed, both at a local and EU level. However, the consumer is the key to reducing e-waste, as adjusting the rate of purchase of electronic goods to a slower pace would reduce this waste stream.

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YRE Winner – Photo 11-14yrs: Use and Reuse! Know your boundaries

submitted by Gozo College Boys' Secondary Victoria : Matthew Curmi  for 11-14
dissemination(s): School website and radio programme
filed under Photos

Glass is like a rock, it doesn’t decompose. A bottle that you throw in the field next door may be broken in a hundred pieces, but it will remain as something foreign to this environment. Yet, if recycled it can still be of use to our society. It only takes a minute to place it in a recycling bin. It’s your choice!!!!!



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YRE Winner – Photo 15-18yrs: Bridge over troubled water?

submitted by St Thomas More GSS Santa Lucia : El Kayati Fatima, Farrugia Antonella, Saliba Nicole  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Malta is one of the countries with the least water resources. Having little rain and a highly populated area means that if the rain water is not used to its best, we will have serious problems in the coming years. At school, the school playground is the roof of a water reservoir. This reservoir needs urgent attention and could be used to water the whole of the school trees and used in the toilets flushing. The reservoir needs maintenance so as it can be used. It is an old structure but since it is at least 100 metres by 50 metres wide and more than a storey high it can hold enough water to satisfy the school’s need for second class water. If this reservoir has more water that the school needs, it could be used to help farmers in the vicinity and use this water instead of pumping water from a borehole. Pumping a lot of water from a borehole will result in a problem since it will be invaded by sea salty water instead of water good for drinking. As students we need to keep the ground clean so as the rubbish will not block the water intakes of the reservoir.



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