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A new beginning

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Jeanette Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

What if we start afresh and we start to manage our plastic waste responsibly?

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A grey future and Malta?

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate : Nicole Mizzi  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

60% of wildlife wiped out by human activity in 44 years.According to the World Wildlife funds ‘Living Planet’ report as at 2018, that involved over 59 scientists from across the globe, 60% of wildlife has been wiped out by human activity in the last 44 years. This equals to more than 4,000 animals with a backbone such as mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. One of the reasons that wildlife is being wiped out is because of the vast and growing consumption of food. Statistics show that 300 mammal species are being eaten into extinction. Food production and uses of natural resources are also the reason why wildlife is being wiped out. America is among the countries using the most natural resources. Palm oil is a great example of how these natural resources are affecting the wildlife. According to WWF, an area of forest that equals to 300 football fields is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. This is pushing many species to extinction. Example it is estimated that 1,000 to 5,000 orangutans are killed each year for this development. Palm oil is not only present in foods but also in cosmetics, cleaning and washing detergents, toothpastes and shampoos. Over fishing is another cause of 83% if freshwater species getting wiped out. Pollution and climate change are another reason. A product of this is a decrease of 30% of polar bears. Sea birds are being affected plastic is found in 90% of sea birds. Hunting , a hobby is another reason we are loosing wildlife. Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to a non-forest use, for example trees are used for buildings and sold as fuel. This causes animals to loose their habitat. Deforestation is not only destroying wonders of nature but also jeopardizing the lives of people. By destroying nature we are loosing fresh air, water and soil. These are all necessary for people to oceans, rivers, biodiversity and life. Current efforts to protect the nature aren’t keeping up with the speed of man-made destructions. On 12th December 2015, in Paris, an agreement was reached to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. One of their targets was to limit global temperature rises. Recently another report on 5th December 2018 it was reported that in Poland opened an international conference about climate change. Experts warn that there has to be an action taken in the next 2 years, the world is going to suffer from climate change with a large negative impact on population. This meeting in Poland is considered more important than the meeting in Paris. We took the opportunity to ask Vincent Attard the President of Nature Trust what he thinks about this subject. 1) In light of this article what is your opinion of the state of flora and fauna here in Malta? Is there any research with regards to …

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Hela ta’ Ikel

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate : Maria Tonna et al  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school media, You tube
filed under campaigning-video video-clips
awarded: Commended

The students worked on a video to raise awareness on the importance of mot wasting food.  

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Make Haste… Reduce Waste

submitted by St. Augustine College Secondary Sector : EkoSkola Committee 2018 - 2019  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

This article outlines the work being done by the EkoSkola Committee as part of the YRE / Litterless campaign, focusing on proper sorting of litter and waste reduction in the school.

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ENDANGERED ANIMALS

submitted by Secondary St Aloysius College : Nathaniel Attard  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

This article aims to raise awareness about the need to implement and enforce stricter laws in order to protect all species particularly endangered animals.

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