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Wrigley Winner – Photo 11-14yrs: Potpourri

submitted by St Edward's College : Mattia Agius Muscat  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Photos

The word Potpourri refers to a mix of dried flowers however when literally translated also means a mixture of rotten and unrelated material. A contradiction which reflects the unfortunate situation being captured by this picture of wild flora by the sea coast in the limits of Xagħjra being turned into a dump. What a beautiful world it would be if we all had to ensure that our environment is turned into a a fresh potpourri rather than a rotten potpourri!



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Wrigley Winner – Photo 15-18yrs: Gateway to Heaven

submitted by Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School Naxxar : John Charles Fenech  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, radio, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos

Fennel, cape sorrell, thistle, and many other species trying to survive the struggle against rubbish. Is this the gate that takes you to a wonderful relaxing natural place? Or a gate that takes you to broken glass, sharp tins, broken plastic and other dangerous things? What benefits are insects, worms and plants taking from this rubbish? What benefits are people taking out of all this mess? There is a simple answer to this question, there is no form of benefit. Unless there is a species which feeds on broken glass or plastic, there is no way this could be beneficial to any living organism. Apart from the fact that even people can get hurt just by walking near an area such as this (for example by stepping on broken glass), these waste materials can release toxic substances which are harmful to us and the rest of the environment. Is this the kind of place we want to step into when we pass from a gate? No one can say this is heaven on Earth.



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Wrigley Winner – Photo 19-21yrs: Fruit for Thought

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

An FAO report states that 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is wasted. This amounts to about a third of the food for human consumption and is lost or wasted through the entire food chain, from farm to plate. According to the UN Environment Program, when throwing away food, we are wasting major resources such as water, land, labor and energy which are used up to produce such food. Food waste which ends up in landfills contributes to global warming and climate change since it adds 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet’s atmosphere. Considering that 13.1% of people are hungry and 33% of food is wasted, we must keep in mind that the food we waste and throw away will have been the meal for those suffering hunger. As Pope Francis said: “Throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry!”



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Wrigley Winner – Video 11-14yrs: The Newcomer

submitted by St Edward's College : Gabriel Sciberras, Mikea Dimech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Video Clips

This video, accompanied by the epic music of Howard Shore (best known for the music of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’), relates both the positive and negative sides of nature. It begins with nature at its best, then suddenly illustrates the work of a certain ‘newcomer’. This is the litter and pollution that we all know too well. The video mentions that the ‘newcomer’ is us humans who contribute to pollution. After seeing both the positive and the negative, we are faced with the instructions to return the environment to its original and beautiful state.

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Wrigley Winner – Video 15-18yrs: Vox Populi

submitted by St Clare College Gzira Boys Secondary School : Anthony Grech, Leeon Francalanza, Owen Sciriha, Terence Zammit  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Video Clips

”Which area of Gzira do you think is the most polluted?” and ”How is this effecting you or your health?” These were the two questions that our ‘journalists’ set out to investigate. So, they took to the streets of Gzira and asked the people what they think about the pollution in the area and most importantly how this is directly effecting their health.

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