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Missing the Target

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Kyle Magro  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,website,other,Exhibition
filed under Photos

Along the promenade of Birzebbuga town are four big bring-in sites, very often ignored by residents who leave their garbage outside the containers. In Malta bring-in sites were introduced by WasteServ in 2002 encouraging people to deposit recyclable material in the appropriate containers. This was surely a step forward towards a more sustainable waste management campaign. The bring-in sites of Birzebbuga promenade are very clearly labelled: blue for plastic, white for paper, brown for glass and black for metal respectively. Collected recyclable material from these bring-in sites is separated and taken to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant. The EU Science for Environment Policy states that not depositing the garbage in their proper container is a type of land pollution causing several bacterial diseases leading to serious health consequences to residents. Birzebbuga Local Council was contacted for immediate action and control of the situation.



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Sitting in the wilderness

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Gareth Blundell  for 15-18
dissemination(s): Exhibition, newspaper, other, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

In a side road between Bulebel industrial zone direction to bypass road, Zejtun the beautiful countryside is contaminated by a heavy dump waste including a car seat and many other plastic and paper wastes. Amongst the plastic waste there are oil cans leaking greasy oil in the grassy fields disrupting wildlife, water sources and human health. According to the California Department of Public Health, inhaled or ingested chemicals in oil can cause organ damage to animals. Moreover, it can also cause cancer, weaken the immune system and lead to infertility. Oil spillage in the wilderness can strip the environment of vegetation, disturb the land’s ground surface and seriously affect the wildlife habitat. Zejtun Local Council and the Malta Industrial Parks were contacted to clean up the contaminated area but this zone does not fall under their responsibility. So we recall onto the responsible agency for an immediate clean up action.



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Is-Sempreviva t’Ghawdex

submitted by Gozo College Gharb Primary School : Christon Grima  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media,other,Noticeboard, School Blog
filed under Articles

Is-Sempreviva hija speċi endemika. Dan ifisser li din il-pjanta nsibuha f’pajjiż wieħed biss fiddinja kollha. Dan ilpajjiż hu proprju Malta tagħna! Din il-pjanta tikber f’forma t’arbuxell u tagħmel ħafna fjuri sofor żgħar. Dawn ilfjuri għandhom riħa ta’ kari u jikbru bejn Marzu u Ġunju. Minħabba r-rarità tagħha s-Sempreviva hija protetta bil-liġi (LN311/2006) u għalhekk ma tistax tintmess.

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Sustainable Cooking

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Ħamrun Secondary School : Andre Caruana, Jordan Grech, Kurt Vella, Noah Roberts  for 15-18
dissemination(s): radio, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos

This photograph was designed and compiled by the students in order to formulate the front cover page of a recipe booklet titled Sustainable Cooking which the EkoSkola committee is working on to publish this as part of the We Eat Responsibly project.



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The Choice Sustainable Living

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Ħamrun Secondary School : Daniela Vella, Faith Vella, Kim Debono, Sheriseann Mifsud  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Video Clips

    Four students from San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary School have come up with this video under the guidance of Mr Francesco Debono (EO – ESD) to create awareness on choices we make in our daily lives whether these are sustainable ones or not. With this video our students are taking part in this year’s YRE competition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UpUWkmR1Tc&feature=share

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