11-14

Street litter…a common sight in the corners of Malta!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Litter is not waste….litter is any waste that is disposed of in an irresponsible way! Is more campaigns the way forward? enforcement?



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At the edge!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Garigue is the most common type of vegetation in the Maltese Islands, however it is not given much importance and value. More awareness should be raised on the importance of this ecological succession.



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Stop harming yourself and the environment!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Cigarettes are not only harming the active smoker but also the individuals nearby…furthermore irresponsible individuals who litter both the packets and the cigarette buts in the streets are contributing to a large pollution and littering problem. Such litter tends to end up carried with rain or wind and end up blocking the street gutters or actually end up polluting oceans too.



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Final efforts after a long nights’ work

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Audrey Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Local fishermen are cleaning and repairing their nets after a long nights’ work. Sustainable fishing ensures lifetime employment. Choosing fish caught by local fishermen gives them the incentive to keep up this hard, traditional occupation.



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Investigating the ideal environmental conditions for a successful turtle nest

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Eco-School Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

On Friday 29th May, at around 10pm, a loggerhead turtle was noted laying eggs on Ramla Bay in Gozo. This was the first recorded and confirmed nest in Gozo after 70 years. Eco-Schools/YRE students attending Gozo College Middle School started collecting data from the turtle nest site at Ramla Bay, Gozo. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ideal environmental conditions which result in a successful hatching rate. This study investigated the turtle nest site, sand temperature, weather conditions and cloud cover. The students measured air temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and the GLOBE Observer App and Observation Cloud chart to measure the cloud cover following the steps of the GLOBE Protocols (GLOBE, 2014). The main objective was to find out the sand temperature around the nest and how it affects the hatchings during the incubation period.



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Flora and Fauna at Lunzjata

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Hannah Vella  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): GLOBE Malta You Tube Channel, other, school media
filed under reporting-video video-clips

Reporting on the ecological value of Lunzjata Valley in Gozo.



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A snail in the rain!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Where there is rain, the snail will follow! The snail is usually regarded as pest as it ‘ruins’ our produce…what shall we refer to the humanity for exploiting the one Earth we have? Is it important to recognize the importance of all organisms in a natural food chain and if needed one shall opt for a biological pest control or the old method of removing by hand rather than introducing chemicals which will harm other organisms as well.



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The Maltese flora and fauna that enriches the Island’s scenery

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

low lying shrubs and lichens inhabiting the Maltese cliffs are not only beautiful to the eye but are also beneficial especially lichens as pollution markers.



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It’s a Frog’s Life

submitted by St. Ignatius College Handaq Middle School Qormi : Elisa Demanuele  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Admiring the beauty of the Maltese painted frog in its natural environment. Stop, admire, take photos but let it live in its habitat.



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Join the green side

submitted by St. Ignatius College Handaq Middle School Qormi : Elisa Demanuele  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Fruit, twigs and leaves biodegrade but our litter doesn’t. No one does it better than nature. Dispose of your waste appropriately.



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