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EARTH CHRISTMAS WISH

submitted by Lija Balzan Iklin Primary : Maya Caruana  for 7-10
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

The children, parents and staff of the school will be encouraged to wrap their presents in eco-friendly manner. The rule is to use only reusable material such as newspaper, cloth, brown paper … instead of the usual wrapping paper made of plastic microfibers. The children and their parents will be asked to send us photos of these gifts and in the end the winner is the class with the most eco-friendly wrapped gifts. We have gifts vouchers from esplora as well as other gifts for all the family to enjoy. This to encourage all our children and their families to have an eco-friendly christmas.

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How much paper can be made from a tree?

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Keyne Anne Mascari  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

We need to know that for us to create paper, we are bound to use a lot of trees: • 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees. • 1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees. • A “pallet” of copier paper contains 40 cartons and weighs 1 ton. • 1 carton (10 reams) of 100% virgin copier paper uses 6 trees. • 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets. • 1 ream (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree. • 1 ton of coated, higher-end virgin magazine paper uses a little more than 15 trees. • 1 ton of coated, lower-end virgin magazine paper (used for news magazines and most catalogues) uses nearly 8 trees.

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But Why?

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Tatiana Vella  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

Why is this happening? Why are you doing this? Why do we have to live in this rubbish? Please stop or else the world will become a garbage can. Be part of the solution, not the pollution.

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A cleaner environment

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Kezia Cassar  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

It is definitely important to keep the environment clean since our environment is a place where humans, as well as plants and animals, live. It is necessary to keep our planet Earth clean because we need to get fresh air, like in terms of strong trees. Pollution can be reduced in terms of walking instead of using the proper car, the use of electric cars, car pooling, etc. An unclean environment leads to a bad condition of a society, arrival of diseases and much more.

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Change wanted: dead or alive

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Keira Gauci, Martina Busuttil  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

Scattered litter from broken bins is turning our beaches and seas into a deadly trap – as all the litter is suffocating and taking over the environment.



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