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Sustainable Development – The Future Is In Our Hands!

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Amanda Brincat  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school media
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The Maltese Islands are very densely populated compared to other countries. Malta is a country or rather an island with very limited land space. However construction of new buildings are on the increase without an end in sight.

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Throwing Money in the Bin!

submitted by St. Margaret's College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Amy Ebejer  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, Notice boards and social media, other, School assemblies, school magazine, school media, website
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The persistent growth of pollution produced from packaging of materials is a constant threat to our environment. Numerous actions have been taken by governments around the world to reduce pollution. Actually in Malta, producers of packaging are obliged to adhere with the Waste Management Regulations and recover a specified amount of waste and prove that they have met their annual obligations to recover and/or recycle packaging waste (MEPA). Especially since, 37 percent of the 8 percent municipal waste consists of packaging. In 2004, packaging waste represented approximately 3 percent of total waste generated (MEPA, 2006). However, this problem does not concern only industries. In fact, every person in the European Union has thrown out 156kg of waste which was used for packaging in 2010 (Eurostat, 2013). Thus, all of us should make conscious decisions on the choice of products use.

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Dingli cliffs at sunset

submitted by Rabat The Archbishop's Seminary : Gregory Maggi  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Facebook, other
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This picture captures the beauty of Dingli Cliffs at sunset. The serenity and tranquil atmosphere created at this time of day is captured as some yachts pass by. The fading sun manages to sift through the winter clouds to complete the picture at the far end.



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Stop Feeding Our Ducks

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Adel Khalifa, Nicholas Buhagiar  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, website
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Feeding ducks is always tempting. The natural pond of Marsascala town harbours various ducks and fish regularly fed with proper healthy food by the Local Council. However, passing by people (mostly children) feed them bread, chips, popcorn etc. without realizing how detrimental this is. Though some ducks like bread and starchy food, there is no nutritional value in this diet. Artificial and starchy food fills up their stomachs and then they refuse to eat their proper food needed to keep them healthy. Without the proper nutrition, ducks turn prone to diseases and die. Giving excess food to ducks means more droppings and then excess feces cause water pollution, unsanitary environment and spread of diseases in the bird population. Also feeding ducks with artificial food contaminates the pond water and increases pests. On contacting the Local Council, I suggested more proper food awareness and safety signs preventing people from feeding ducks.



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Troubled Waters

submitted by St. Clare's College Secondary Pembroke : Aimee Myra Aquilina  for 11-14
dissemination(s): School Notice boards, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

These photos were taken last summer, in the area known as White Rocks behind the water amusement park. They show an effluent flowing from the water park straight down to the sea. This runoff was no little stream of crystal clear water meeting the Mediterranean Sea. It appeared to contain some kind of foamy waste which could be seen floating on the surface. All sort of drainage should be filtered before letting it out to sea. Polluting the sea harms marine organisms and leads to destruction of whole ecosystems. If we don’t take any note of sea pollution the problem will expand and in a few years’ time the damages will be far too big to fix. My appeal goes to the authorities responsible to eradicate such abuse.



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