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Il-Qabru

submitted by Independent Candidate : Matthew Luke Asciak  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, Social Media
filed under reporting-video video-clips

Il-Qabru, which is the native name of the Maltese Freshwater Crab, is an endemic and endangered Freshwater Crab found on the islands of Malta and Gozo. This rare crab is at risk of extinction as it only has two remaining strong populations. The clip shows a public survey about this crab species to have a look at how much the local people know about their national invertebrate. Then an interview with Nature Trust takes place about the threats the crabs face, as well as the breeding programme that they have just started in order to save our National invertebrate, the Maltese Freshwater Crab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HpfloDvtg0&t=69s



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Did we spot a new vegetable species?

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Giulia Cassar  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

trash is also accumulating in rural areas…this is truly worrying!



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iBins and its surroundings!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Giulia Cassar  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Homosapiens are the most evolved and intelligent species, they said….- intensive urbanization-



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ACT…lead by example!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Danielle Jourdan  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

The youth of today and tomorrow are an important part of society that not only have energy to take an active role in society but also can share innovative ways how to do so. Youth should be viewed as an asset in society where they can act and lead by example, in this case on environmental matters.



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Leave only footprints in the sand

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Danielle Jourdan  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

This summer leave only footprints in the sand…apart from being an eyesore rubbish end up in the sea and plastic not only harms creatures when it is still intact but also harms the whole foodchain (including us) when broken down into microplastics.



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Trash tide

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Danielle Jourdan  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

trash that we tend to throw on land can end up in the sea whilst trash that is dropped in the sea can end up washed back on land and on beaches. An interconnected cycle harming both creatures living on land and in sea.



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Leaf litter vs man made litter

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Angelique Borg  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

litter in the streets face a lot of windy days which carries litter around…it is important to realize that such litter may end up in the sea, agricultural lands or clogging drainage systems which may all end up harming the environment.



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Colours of Spring

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Cesca Vassallo  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Spring is renowned for the beautiful colours found in nature, is this a new addition? Considering the current covid-19 pandemic one cannot but notice the increase in masks littered in the streets and also in nature. When will we learn that it is important to not only protect our health but also our environment.



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EARTH TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

submitted by Independent : Cassar, Matthew  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best YREstayshome Award, Finalist, YREstayshome, YREstayshome International Award

An analysis focusing on the short and long term impacts the corona virus has had on both global and national air emissions.



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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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