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The Sun is the Soul of Going Green

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Water is the main source of living. Water is used in everyday life whether it is for domestic use such as cleaning the floor, washing dishes, hygiene or leisure, nobody can live without it. Especially when mentioning domestic use, a house can have a solar water heater or a geyser. This can be either beneficial or detrimental.

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The New Green Island

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Aiming to become an Eco-island by 2020, Gozo and the Gozitans are trying their best to conserve the natural and historical heritage left for us by our forefathers.  Eco-Gozo is an effort to transform Gozo into a sustainable island, where the ecology and economy balance each other.  The success of Eco-Gozo depends on the education of the citizens, and the local government and NGOs are collaborating to achieve this goal.

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The Gozo Heritage

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As part of my Systems of Knowledge examination I decided to do voluntary work with Wirt Għawdex, a Gozitan NGO that takes care of the heritage left for us in Gozo, under the area of the Environment.  During this experience, I got involved with this organisation and learnt more about the values regarding the environment.

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Sustainability Club

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The Sustainability Club at St.Clare College Girls’ Secondary School Pembroke is training the students to be environmental friendly by teaching them how to be creative with things that normally ends in the dustbin. The students are shown how not to throw away things that may be used later. So a recycling scheme was introduced in the school, which will show how to recycle more and so send less to the landfill by using the five R’s Re-think, Reduce, Replace, Reuse and Recycle.

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Stopping Illegal Dumping of Waste!

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I went around Cospicua to see if the environment is well kept. I found that a part of Cospicua is clean but a particular area is full of rubbish and discarded things. See photos. Such sites lead to a bad reputation for Cospicua because if tourists come they will say that Cospicua is full of abandoned waste. Then tourists will not come any more. If we keep the environment of Cospicua in a good state it will be an attraction for tourists.

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