Best Entry

Pesticides…Danger in a bottle but safe in my food?

submitted by Maria Regina College Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre : Harrison Bugeja  for Age Group: 19+
dissemination(s): other, Our Resource Centre Facebook Page, website
filed under Photos
awarded: Best Entry, WER Award

Nowadays most farmers use more pesticides on crops to destroy insects, weeds, fungi, bacteria, and other things that feed on crops and spread diseases among others. Farmers are determined to gain profit as much as possible. Therefore they make sure that they get the crop yield they desire without considering the consequence of disregarding the harm they are causing to the environment and to consumers indirectly.

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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:

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Aquifer Recharge at Maria Regina Regina College SS Mosta

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Hayley Cilia, Ilona Sciberras, Jessica Schembri, Kelly Vella, Nicole Fenech, Samira Axiak  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, HSBC Award

Water scarcity has always been an issue in the Maltese Islands. With the help of funds from the HSBC Catch the Drop Campaign and the expertise of Engineer Marco Cremona, the EkoSkola committee at Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta decided to invest in a GEO-INF Infiltration project. Its purpose is to collect rainwater from the school roof where it is channeled through a drainpipe and into a tank. From the tank the water is filtered and passes through a borehole to replenish the water table.

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So near and yet so far

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Millie Rose Baker  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos
awarded: Best Entry, NT-FEE Award

Technology hasn’t made communication any better but instead has created barriers between people. People tend to sit around talking to their screens and have many friends on Facebook but have no real friends at all. Instead of speaking with those who love them and care for them they rather prefer to write a post expressing how they feel. Few realize the true meaning of happiness in the company of friends and instead make group chats thinking they are similar. A look around quickly confirms this. People sitting together eyes down, no one talking, they are missing out on laughter and experiences… So put down your phones, open your eyes, look around and don’t miss out on life anymore!

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