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1st Place Press Kids – Video 7-10yrs: Show You Care. Do Your Share.

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : EkoSkola Committee  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Video Clips

The video was carried out by the Primary EkoSkola committee where they show ways of caring for the environment. They promote ways of reducing waste, car pooling and how energy can be conserved.

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Used or Wasted?!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Martina Agius, Michaela Agius  for 11-14
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, other
filed under Photos

This photograph was taken at Wied il-Qlejqa, mostly known as Chadwick Lakes. The water shown in this photograph is being absorbed by the rocks but what about the other water that is left? Probably, this precious water would get lost in the sea or cause flooding in the nearby streets. After a few days this water would result in a viscous green soup of algae, resulting in the collection of various insects in the area. Children could easily fall in this murky water. 1 in 8 people in the world do not have clean water. So why not make good use of this water once we have it? Without a doubt this rainwater can be collected in large reservoirs and used for agriculture.



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Beauty and the Beast

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Maria Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Participation in School Open Day, school media
filed under Photos

Just opposite our school’s main entrance gate, one finds a shabby filthy area. As clearly shown in these pictures, this place is being used as an illegal dumping site. Trash, discarded syringes, car bumpers and used motor oil are some of the unpleasant items one finds hidden among trees and grass. Moreover, irresponsible dog owners are taking out their dog for a walk in this area and are not clearing up the mess left by their dogs. Studies reveal that dog excrement can result in serious infections which may cause eye disease including blindness. This site should immediately be cleaned and embellished by the local authorities. CCTV surveillance cameras should be installed to deter littering and vandalism. On the other hand, people should be encouraged to make use of the bulky refuse service provided free of charge by most local councils. As students we hope that immediate action is taken.



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Homeless

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Marvic Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Photographic Competition & School Open Day, school media, website
filed under Photos

This picture shows a helpless cat in an abandoned yard. Fortunately, my grandmother feeds stray cats everyday providing them with necessary food and water. One should remember that animal cruelty includes also the abandonment of poor innocent animals. These creatures suffer a lot without shelter all the year round, in cold winter days and in the scorching summer heat. Moreover, they risk being hit by motor vehicles. As a young student, I urge individuals who want to keep a pet to adopt animals from animal sanctuaries rather than purchasing them from pet shops. Moreover, neutering should be encouraged to reduce the problem of stray animals. Cats that live indoors may escape and produce several kittens if not neutered. Each year, hundreds of homeless cats and dogs are euthanized or end up in shelters.



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Fresh water courses

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Luca Micallef  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Fresh water courses are becoming quite scarce locally and this is mainly due to the excessive increase in the built up environment. Such scenes as the one shown in the picture are amazingly beautiful. Fresh water communities are also habitats for numerous species such as the endangered and endemic Maltese Fresh Water Crab – Potamon P. fluviatile lanfrancoi and the Maltese Painted Frog – Discoglossus pictus. Fresh water communities are highly important since a rare number of species use it as their habitat. Protection of such areas however has to start from each and every one of us and informing is the major element.



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