Best Entry

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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A Changing Skyline

submitted by St.Dorothy's Senior School : Kyra Abela  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Best Entry

“Due to our limited land mass, more high-rise buildings will be constructed in the future.” – Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market. The Real Estate in Malta is booming, and our views have changed into a surreal landscape. Everywhere you look you see apartments, planning authority sites, road construction, and the list goes on. What is happening to the limited amount of green areas we have in Malta? Is the construction more important than the greenery which gives off oxygen essential for us to live? Is it really that important? Meanwhile us students are trying to save what is left using one break at a time, planting one crop at a time….



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The Folly of Developing New Vehicle Fuel Stations

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Elise, Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Malta has a number of development applications for fuel stations on agricultural land which is classified not to be developed. The argument for new fuel stations is based upon the ever-increasing number of registered vehicles, Malta having the third highest density of cars in the EU. Fuel station developments decrease Malta’s lack of open space on this small and crowded island. It is contrary to Europe’s goal of placing an end-date to the sale of fossil-fuel cars. Once new land is developed, then it is unlikely to be converted back to its original state for the benefit of all.



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Sustainable Tourism: is it possible?

submitted by IES Aguas Vivas MCAST Malta : Carlo Musco, Miguel Rojo Torres, Ruben Del Rio Valtueña  for 19+
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school media, Social Media
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: Best Entry

Does tourism affect the rate of waste generation? Through this creative collaboration between Malta and Spain, we explored how both countries fight waste issues in order to strive for a sustainable future.



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Save for the Future

submitted by Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre : Liam Farrugia  for 19+
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook, noticeboard, other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Best Entry

Only by carefully measuring our choices and being responsible when it comes to our impact on the world’s natural resources can we ensure that generations to come can still live in a healthy and rich environment.



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Perfection… it’s me you’re looking for!

submitted by Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre : Nicole Marie Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook, noticeboard, other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Best Entry

Not all that glitters is gold! The shiny apple is coated in wax which is unnecessary and potentially toxic, even if it makes the apple appear more attractive. People tend to favour shiny ones – its appearance mimics freshness and flavour…but that is not necessarily the case! Eating natural produce that is not refined or processed is always a healthier option and poses less threats on our health and less demands on our planet. Even if they look less attractive, going for a natural option, the way mother nature intended, is often a better choice.



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The Environmental Impact of village feasts

submitted by St. Augustine College : Ian Massa, Jean Luca Mercieca  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): newsbook.com.mt and school campaign/ College Celebration Day, other, school media
filed under Reporting video Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry

The village feasts are an important aspect of Maltese culture and traditions. But what about their environmental impact? This video was produced by Ian Massa and Jean Luca Mercieca (Year 9 – St. Augustine College, Pieta’) as part of the 2018 Litter Less campaign. It raises awareness about the effect of the village festa on the environment, including waste, and how this impact may be reduced.



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Human Trafficking- A New Harrowing Reality

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Naomi Farrugia, Rebekkah Marmara’ Gafa’  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Unfortunately, we are living in a world where human trafficking is very common, and people, especially females, are being sold for cheap labour or forced to work in the sex industry. This is a form of human slavery, and, according to the FBI, is ‘believed to be the third largest criminal activity in the world’. The aim of this study is to determine whether Maltese people are aware of this reality in Malta.



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