Age Group: 15-18

Shattered Dream

submitted by St Edward's College : Maxime Dergatcheff  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): During the Open Day, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Photos

Glass, a material produced from sand is not as eco-friendly as we think. The making of this material is causing the emission of CO2 which contributes to the greenhouse effect. Moreover, the decomposition of this material acidifies the soil and formation of SMOG. Malta has a lot of abandoned houses and broken glass laying on the ground which not just affects the environment but the health of curious random people passing through these premises.



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The Hall of Shame

submitted by St Edward's College : Maxime Dergatcheff  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): During the Open Day, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Photos

The word “abandon” does not seem to impact the public so much because people do not categories’ abandoned building with pollution. But what kind of pollution is it ? Researchers have found that abandoned buildings mostly are toxic in which particles drifts trough air affecting breathing. It contaminates the precious soil as well as our marine life. Malta has a lot of these houses which pollutes the little surface area Malta has to harvest. By paying attention to the image, abandoned houses give off to the public, people will at the same time pay attention to their environment and learn how take care of the little space we have.



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Food is Precious, Don’t Waste it

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Ħamrun Secondary School : Andre Caruana, Daniela Vella, Faith Vella, Jordan Grech, Kim Debono, Kurt Vella, Martina Pace, Noah Roberts, Sheriseann Mifsud  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): radio, school-magazine, school-media, tv, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, WasteServ Award, WER Award

  The title itself explains itself on the importance to be responsible and sustainable on the food that we consume as it is indeed precious! The school’s EkoSkola Committee are taking part in the WasteServ School-Community Link Project – Promoting a Zero Waste Society in which through this and two other video in collaboration with the Video Production House Striped Sox, we are promoting the reduction of food waste and how to avoid it. This by creating awareness and also, giving tips and solutions on this. The EkoSkola team are also working on the We Eat Responsibly Project with this same theme of food waste which is being tackled via the production of a recipe booklet Sustainable Cooking including tips and ideas to preserve food and avoid wasting it as well as recipes of leftover food. The link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxTMJnDgQI



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Beauty and the Beast!

submitted by St Thomas More College Secondary School St Lucia : Nicole Zammit  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): school-media,other,School Facebook Page, School Noticeboard, Monitors
filed under Photos

Nature’s beauty catches one’s eyes amongst the rubbish left in the country. If these flowers could speak for sure they would give us a lesson to be more conscious of keeping the environment clean. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!



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The other side of Tourism

submitted by Girls Secondary School Handaq St.Ignatius College : Anthea Ellul  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard
filed under Articles

How sustainable is tourism in Malta and what can be done to make it more sustainable on all levels – socially, environmentally and economically.



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L-Edukazzjoni f`Malta – X`qed isir biex jintlaħaq l-għan ta’ Europe 2020

submitted by Girls Secondary School Handaq St.Ignatius College : Amy Zammit  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard
filed under Articles

X`qed isir di hdan il-Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni biex jintlaħaq l-għan ta’ Europe 2020, li r-rata ta’ dawk l-istudenti li ma jkomplux skola wara s-sekondarja jew inkella wara li jagħlqu sittax-il sena titnaqqas sa inqas minn għaxra fil-mija sal-2020.



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Valletta and Leeuwarden as European Capital Cities in 2018

submitted by Girls Secondary School Handaq St.Ignatius College : Jael Micallef  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard
filed under Articles

The preparations, plans and projects of Valletta and Leeuwarden as European Capital cities and the views of locals and residents.



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Water in the Maltese Islands: Every drop counts

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Jessica Schembri, Samira Axiak  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): school-media, website
filed under Articles

Water scarcity has always been an issue in the Maltese Islands. This article shows how the EkoSkola committee at Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta invested in a project to partially help in solving this problem.



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Better Fly!

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Winona Attard McCarthy  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): website,school-media,other,Community noticeboard
filed under Photos

Excessive use of pesticides is leading to loss of biodiversity that also negatively effects important pollinators like butterflies and bees.



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St. Margaret College YRE Boys Verdala invited by the U.S. Embassy for the inauguration Energy-Savings Project

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Corben Caruana, Decheroe Gialanza, Gianluca Caruana, Russell Dimech  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, school-magazine, website
filed under Articles

On Thursday, 27th October 2016, a group of 9 YRE students were invited by U.S. Embassy to report the inauguration Energy-Savings Project. The U.S. Embassy Energy-Saving Photovoltaic and Wind Turbine System Project was officially inaugurated by U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill in the presence of the Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Jose’ Herrera and Chief of Energy and Sustainable Design at the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Ms. Donna McIntire-Byrd. Throughout this activity the students had the opportunity to interview Ambassador Hill and other officials involved in the project.



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