Best Entry

Turn Off the Lights!

submitted by Verdala International School : Alexander Westrin, Michael Samaha  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): Bye Bye Plastic Bags (global team from Bali) newsletter, other, school media
filed under campaigning-video Most active YREstayshome participant video-clips
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, Most active YREstayshome participant

This video was created before Earth hour in March, and the main message is to spread awareness of the importance to turn off your lights when there is natural sunlight available, because lightbulbs use up a lot of power which ultimately causes pollution created by the power plants.



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A big hole in the ground

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Jeremie Zammit Young  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, social media and public notice board
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, YREstayshome

The effect of quarries on the local community and the natural environment.



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Solar Bulb

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Marie Therese Pavia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist

An ordinary bulb lit by the setting sun and power lines in the background recall the urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and invest more in solar energy sources. A sustainable future depends highly on renewable energy sources.



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Your environmental footprint – Walking with, or against, nature?

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Marie Therese Pavia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Best Entry

All your actions and choices have some impact on the environment. It’s up to you to decide to what extent. Hence, by making sustainable choices, you can reduce your environmental footprint.



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Soil…. an essential natural resource

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Aidan Gauci, Marie Therese Pavia  for 19+
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist

Soil is an essential resource to which many do not give much thought. It can take thousands of years to form and is fundamental, directly and indirectly, to several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, in our country, it is increasingly under threat. This video about soil in Malta was produced by Marie Therese Pavia and Aidan Gauci (University of Malta, Ġ.F Abela Junior College) as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment competition 2020. It investigates issues related to local soil so as to raise awareness and knowledge about this vital natural resource. The following is the link of the video:    



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Cycling the Talk

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, Sustainable Mobility Award

Malta one of the smallest nations in the EU with the highest population density, despite its tiny size, has a very high rate of car usage. Being a student myself I decided to investigate why bikes to commute are not so popular. I investigated this by interviewing the president of the NGO Bicycle Advocacy Group BAG, my college Principal, Transport Malta (TM), Infrastructure Malta (IM) and the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Dr. Ian Borg.



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Fighting for survival…is the environment worth fighting for?

submitted by St Benedict College Middle School Kirkop : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Best Entry, Commended, Finalist



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Sustainable fishing in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Fish is a popular food in Malta. It is an important part of our diet and culture. Fresh and frozen fish is sold in markets, fish shops and supermarkets. But how sustainable are our practices? This article discusses current local practices such as fish quotas and work carried out by the NGO fish4tomorrow. It also investigates awareness of the general public and availability of msc labelled fish products and puts forward a number of suggestions.



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Single use plastic bags and food containers: Let’s stop feeding the landfills

submitted by Immaculate Conception School St. Jeanne Antide College Tarxien : Dea Lia (Committee President)  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, radio, school magazine, school media, Shown to all school community during the school Concert and Award giving Ceremonies on 9th and 10th May, tv
filed under campaigning-video video-clips
awarded: Best Entry

We definitely need to eat. Do our landfills need to eat too? This video, produced by the Eko skola committee of Immaculate Conception School, Tarxien as part of the Litter Less Campaign, aims to create awareness on the amount of plastic bags and food containers that we use when we go shopping and to suggest actions that we can all do to reduce this type of plastic. With a little more thought and planning we can achieve a lot.    



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Choose fairly….Buy Fair Trade

submitted by G.F. Abela Junior College : Aidan Gauci, Marie Therese Pavia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under campaigning-video video-clips
awarded: Best Entry

On a daily basis, we buy and use various products. But have you ever thought where, by whom, and under what conditions they were produced? Have you ever wondered if your choice is fair with those who produced that product? And how your choice affected the environment? This video about Fair Trade was produced as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment competition 2019 being produced by Marie Therese Pavia and Aidan Gauci (University of Malta, Ġ.F Abela Junior College). It investigates the issue of Fair Trade in Malta so as to raise awareness and knowledge about this subject.



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