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The Maltese Type

submitted by St Thomas More GSS Santa Lucia : El Kayati Fatima, Farrugia Antonella, Saliba Nicole  for 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, FB teachers' group, other, school monitors
filed under Photos

F’dan ir-ritratt naraw il-Ġummar, tip ta’ palma Maltija li tikber f’Malta. Din il-palma hija importanti mmens għax hija karatteristika tal-ambjent tipiku Malti. Iż-żerriegħa tal-ġummar lesta biex meta taqa’ niġbruhom u nkunu nistgħu niżirawhom. Il-Ġummar m’għandiex tiġi meqruda għaliex hija parti mill-identita’ tagħna, madwarha jgħixu insetti li huma parti mill- eko-sistema Maltija kif ukoll isebbħu l-ambjent. Fl-iskola tagħna għandna diversi postijiet imsebbħin minn din il-palma. Dnub li ħafna mill-istudenti ma jafux biha. Hemm bżonn li napprezzaw iktar l-ambjent Malti u mhux moħħna biss biex inkissru u neqirdu l-ambjent minħabba bini ġdid. Huwa importanti wkoll li insiru iktar konxji tal-ġmiel naturali li joffri dan il-pajjiż u mhux nistagħġbu biss bl-ambjent tal-pajjiżi barranin.



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Feed the birds

submitted by St Thomas More GSS Santa Lucia : El Kayati Fatima, Farrugia Antonellla, Saliba Nicole  for 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, FB teachers' group, other, school monitors
filed under Photos

Everybody needs water, so it is important not to waste it. Water must not be left to waste, so we need to used it to its best. we can leave bowls of water to feed the birds, stray cats and other animals. Also one needs to trap water in wells and reservoirs so as it can be later used for irrigation and flushing. Schools need to be equipped with these reservoirs so as to save as much water as possible.



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It’s Just Something to Think About

submitted by Private candidate : Joslyn Falzon  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, website
filed under Photos

This photo was taken at an old abandoned house in my locality. I think that it’s easy as ABC, if everyone does his or her own part in contributing in keeping litter to a minimum, but it takes vigilance. For starters, never let trash escape from your car, and make sure household garbage bins are sealed tightly so animals can’t get at the contents. Always remember to take your garbage with you upon leaving a park or other public space. If you smoke, it isn’t saving the environment, a compelling enough reason to finally quit. In addition if that stretch of roadway you drive every day to work is a haven for litter, offer to clean it up and keep it clean. Don’t forget that litter is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and can even kill you!



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Don’t let litter get you down, you can make a difference

submitted by Private candidate : Joslyn Falzon  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, website
filed under Photos

The litter problem in various locations in Malta is getting worse. Here we see trash accumulating along certain walking paths in ‘Triq Tal-Hotba-Bulebel’. “What can we do?” While the situation is unfortunate, there is plenty we can do. I bet we can help each other to bring a better future. In my experience, not only good people are eager to pitch in, but trash will accumulate less rapidly afterwards. You may cry the following week as there will be more trash disposed, but I bet and I hope that next year it will be vastly improved from the current situation. So please, I beg you to stop this problem and to give more awareness to your relatives because by just giving a few time for this problem you can make a massive difference, even in doing the small basics.



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More Than Meets The Eye

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

Chadwick lakes can be said to be one of the few places in the Maltese Islands through which a valley watercourse flows. It harbours the endemic frog Discoglossus pictus pictus and other species. All that has just been said is what people expect to hear but in reality, if one takes a closer look, Chadwick lakes is a polluted zone which shows signs of eutrophication. Last time I went, I could not see any frog, but it makes sense. How can a frog exist in such a polluted zone. The Maltese Islands’ freshwater environment is already scarce as it is and many species that depend on this type of environment are already on the verge of extinction. Chadwick lakes, like other natural zones, is a remarkable natural place which has been let down by humanity. It is still not too late to make a difference. We can all help if we try.



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