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Article 15-18 yrs 1st place National Winner: Are there pockets in a shroud?

submitted by San Anton School : Georgie Zahra, Nicholas Attard  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
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Ramla Valley is one of the most fertile areas in the North of Gozo. Feeding this valley is a fresh water stream that has irrigated the terraced fields for centuries. On top of this valley an area, of once unspoilt beauty has been ravaged to build a cemetery for the nearby village of Nadur. This monstrosity is negatively affecting the environment both visually and also affecting the fresh water stream that feeds the fertile land below. Ironically the permit for this structure was given the go-ahead on World Environment Day. The farmers working this land did not leave one stone unturned to lay bare all the irregularities that took place- both regarding the permit and in the construction of the graves. A group of young environmentalists crossed the channel to meet the farmer representng the rest of the farmers, and discover first hand what is actually going on.

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Article 15-18 yrs 1st place National Winner: Geographical Investigation contributes to reduction of School’s Carbon Footprint

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Vassallo Hertian  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, Presentation seminar 'Water..we cannot do without' organised as Follow Up for Global Education Week 2011; DVD Global Education Week 2011 for participating schools and GEW European network; Annual DVD , school magazine
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During this scholastic year we, a group of students interested in Geography, carried out a water audit at school and thanks to our investigation the system of using the second class water of the main reservoir for secondary uses has during the last week of March 2012 started functioning. Before major restructuring works were carried out at our school the GeoClub members of 2006 presented this suggestion but the system was never connected.

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Article 15-18 yrs 3rd place National Winner: The Malicious Monster

submitted by Junior College : Rebecca Mercieca  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, This is the first time I am reporting it.
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I have investigated an incident which happened in the Month of March 2012 at the Pembroke Rocky Coast.

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Photo 11-14 yrs 1st place National Winner: Dump vs. Nature

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Jonathan Joseph Barbara  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
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I took this photo when I went for a walk with my family in the countryside in Baħrija. I still can’t believe my eyes that after so many talks about taking care of the environment, there are still people who don’t care and dump their rubbish anywhere they want. We are lucky that in Malta we have five different civic amenity sites which open every day and are free of charge for the public to make use of. Even Local Councils offer free services to come to our house and pick up bulky waste. Unfortunately sometimes people seem not to be bothered to use this service. We definitely need to increase the awareness and help people understand the real impacts of such actions. At the end of the day it does not only boil down to eyesores but direct impacts on our surroundings – which basically shape our lives.



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Photo 11-14 yrs 2nd place National Winner: Waste Not, Want Not

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Yasmin Joy Attard  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola notice board during 2nd term and Parents' Days., other
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This is freshwater running down a hill in Siggiewi after a heavy rain pour. All this water is being lost as there is no way for it to be collected for further use, especially in the fields. Imagine that every area has its own reservoir, supplied by rainwater. One would gladly turn to this water than use groundwater, which now comes at a cost, to irrigate the fields or to use domestically. Hence, building channels for water that lead to a reservoir would help twofold: first it reduces the amount of groundwater pumped up and then reduce the cost of water.



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