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School workshops

posted on February 12, 2019

Various schools are participating in YRE workshops, gaining more insight on reporting techniques and practicing their photography, videography and writing skills.  Particular demand is on litter as part of the litter less campaign, but themes vary. For booking of workshops contact Audrey Gauci on audrey.gauci@ilearn.edu....

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Nature Trust FEE Malta launches the Plastic Litter Campaign

posted on February 12, 2019

13  November 2018   Nature Trust – FEE Malta released three logger head turtles at Gnejna Bay as part of its campaign to raise awareness on the problems caused by single use plastics and micro-plastics in our seas. Together with The HSBC Malta Foundation an educational event was organised on one of Malta’s stunning coastal sites, Gnejna Bay.  The turtles were released in the presence of 130 students who are presently participating in the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) – Litter Less campaign, run by FEE and represented locally by Nature Trust FEE Malta. During the event the three turtles Gabriel, Victoria and Stef were released after being taken care of by Volunteers of Nature Trust Wildlife Rescue section at San Lucjan Centre.  Most of these suffered plastic or marine debris ingestion with Stef being found entangled in a net of which she had also ingested part.  This had to be removed under surgery by the Wildlife Rescue Vet Dr A Grupetta. The event included a clean-up, sand sifting with strainers to recuperate small waste, and several educational workshops for students ranging from information on the effects of litter on marine life to the invaluable work done by the rescue team. YRE students were also engaged in a photography session to send strong messages to the public on how and why we should reduce litter.  Workshops were manned by Wildlife Rescue Team, MTA, WasteServ, AFM, ERA and Zibel amongst others. Through this event the NGO wanted to raise awareness on the harm done by plastics in our marine ecology.  Such debris is also today ending up affecting human health. The students were able to understand the enormity of the problem and what each had to do to mitigate the problem. Nature Trust FEE Malta will be ongoing with this campaign throughout 2019 through its educational and conservation campaigns where it will also coordinate with other Blue Flag operators around the Mediterranean and Black sea regional cleanup campaign during July 2019. Nature Trust Malta thanks the Armed Forces of Malta. The Malta Aquaculture Research Centre, the MTA, ERA, Dr A Grupetta, fishermen, NTM staff, schools and members of the public for their ongoing support.  ...

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25 videos for 25 years of YRE…

posted on September 27, 2018

https://www.yremalta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/25-videos-for-25-years-of-yre.pdf-1.docx NB..flash news on a new opportunity for Young Reporters….to mark 25 years of YRE.  If you need help with filming and editing let us know – let’s be part of this!...

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Action Planet

posted on February 12, 2018

Action Planet is a nationwide project that unites people from all walks of life to find simple and effective ways to improve our environment, health and wellbeing. By honestly looking at how our daily lifestyle choices are impacting our environment we are able to find simple yet effective solutions. Action Planet brings together schools, outreach organisations, higher education institutes, NGOs, organisations, artists and government ministries in one project. Through research, media projects, focus groups, and speaker events we are finding creative ways of working together to find solutions to issues impacting Malta’s sustainability. The intention is to empower people with simple tools that can help to make lasting change.. Our student led exhibition, from February 17th – March 18th 2018, showcases art installations, photographs and media projects created by students from MCAST, the University of Malta, schools, Inspire and the Malta Sound Women’s network. The exhibition forms part of the Spazju Kreattiv season programme and is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. YRE Malta will be actively participating in the Action Planet exhibition with Articles, Photos and Videos...

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Clean ups by schools

posted on December 16, 2017

Litter less schools are feeling committed to give their contribution for a less littered Malta.  Gozo schools – Middle school and Sixth Form, and Maria Regina College Secondary school Mosta have participated in two separate clean ups organised by Action Planet.  Both went to local valleys and cleared the litter found…hoping to leave a cleaner environment for all. Thanks goes to Get Trashed Malta and Action Planet for the initiative!  ...

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Litter less campaign launch

posted on December 6, 2017

29th November 2017   Over thirty young reporters have this morning witnessed the release of 2 loggerhead turtles during the launch ceremony of the Litter Less Campaign at Golden Bay. Malta officially joins the international campaign through the YRE (Young Reporters for the Environment) programme run by Nature Trust – FEE Malta. Present for the ceremony was Mr Vincent Attard – Nature Trust-FEE Malta Executive President and also Hon. Jose Herrera – Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change who distributed a number of grants to the selected schools in order to complete their campaigns. Workshop sessions about marine litter, the delicate sand dune ecosystems and the alignment of the campaign to the United Nations- SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were held on the sandy beach. The Litter Less Campaign (http://www.yre.global/litter-less-campaign) is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) and is implemented in schools running the Eco-Schools, LEAF (Learning About Forests) and/or YRE programmes. The Campaign aims to engage and educate young people on the issue of litter and encourage them to make positive choices. Young journalists are encouraged to carry out investigations on local environmental issues and report through investigative reporting and photojournalism.   Participating schools will be able to network with students from the 10 participating countries and produce joint projects. Schools may be assisted through in house workshops to produce articles, videos and photos addressing key litter issues. They are also urged to organise a Community Action Day to reach out to the wider school community and to further promote their campaigns through local media. Exhibits showcasing the students’ work will be put up at St James Cavalier for viewing by the local public during a month long exhibition organised by Action Planet. Apart from the funding received to complete their campaigns, local schools will also be competing with their international counterparts for international prizes.   The event was supported by Majjistral Nature and History Park, Gaia Foundation, Din l-Art Helwa, the Scout Association of Malta, WasteServ, Malta Tourism Authority and Nectar Limited.   For further information contact Ms Audrey Gauci (YRE National Coordinator) on 79295424 or audreygauci@gmail.com. More photos on our fb page...

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Litter less Campaign – Malta

posted on September 30, 2017

Nature Trust – FEE Malta is proud to announce that, through the YRE (Young Reporters for the Environment) programme, Malta will be part of the International Litter Less Campaign. YRE is a programme designed specifically for students. The main aim is to carry out investigations on local environmental issues and report through investigative reporting and photojournalism.  The goal of YRE is to engage youth in environmental issues. The Litter Less Campaign (http://www.yre.global/litter-less-campaign) is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE and is implemented in schools running the Eco-Schools, LEAF and/or YRE programmes. The Campaign aims to engage and educate young people on the issue of litter and encourage them to make positive choices. Schools participating in EkoSkola/LEAF are encouraged to integrate programmes. Participating schools will be able to network with students from the 10 participating countries and produce joint projects. Timeline Action Details October Campaign launch / Register participation Oct...

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YRE Results 2016-2017

posted on May 7, 2017

http://www.yremalta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/YRE-results.pdf...

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Faces for Change

posted on November 24, 2016

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International Collaboration : 15-18 years

posted on November 22, 2016

International Collaboration is a category  open for all countries with 3 recommended themes from 17 Sustainable Development Goals:       11-Sustainable Cities, 12-Responsible consumption & production, 13-Climate action.       The submission must be a form of “Article” and a collaborative work between 2 countries, and it is open for the age category 15-18 years old. Maltese schools who wish to participate are to contact the National Coordinator here. The winners of the International YRE competition will be awarded by the diplomas and the winning entries will be published internationally on the Huffington Post Kids and on the YRE International website. Attractive prizes will also be given.   Winners from 2015...

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