Best Entry

An ethical wardrobe

submitted by St Nicholas College Secondary School Ħad-Dingli : Amy Smith, Angelo Graham, Antonia Ciappara, Faith Bondin, John Mizzi, Julienne Portelli, Lisa Aquilina, Sara Marie Mifsud  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Campaigning video Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry

A group of budding environmentalists at St Nicholas College Secondary School Ħad-Dingli have been investigating the environmental impact of the clothing industry. They were not happy with just highlighting the issue but have also come up with suggestions how changes in our lifestyle can reduce the negative impact on the environment of this industry. So join us…let’s redesign fashion!



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The Climate is changing, so should we!

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Elly Cutajar  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): radio, school media, website
filed under Reporting video Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry

Young Reporter for the Environment, Elly Cutajar, highlights the importance of using alternative modes of transport to help stop climate change.    



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Measuring the air Quality (the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide) in three different areas around our school

submitted by Gozo College Secondary School : Daniel Grech, Haley Xuereb, Hannah Vella, Julian Saliba, Mariah Borg, Maya Bajada, Neil Mizzi, Thea Sultana  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Air quality and the level of air pollution are important factors and have significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of humans. Any level of air pollution is not acceptable and poses a risk (World Health Organisation 2021 9789240034228-eng.pdf (who.int)). There are often wide variations in local air quality that go undetected and so we started to investigate the quality of the air around our school. The Gozo College Secondary School is situated in Gozo where there is relatively less traffic than in Malta, but there still is a substantial number per capita. The premises of the school are parallel to a main road and has its frontage overlooking a secondary road which is being increasingly used by traffic as to avoid the main road. Our school collaborated with another school in Malta and with another in Ireland to compare data. Our school used three diffusion tubes to measure the



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Let’s give new life to our school’s water reservoirs

submitted by Handaq Middle School St.Ignatius College : Giulia Agius, Isaac Mifsud, Jamie Warren Cefai, Kelly Cilia, Kylie Gauci, Lara Giordmaina, Liana Tabone, Luigi Zammit  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Facebook and Instagram, other, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

The article is about water reservoirs on the school grounds which are not being used properly, leading to loss of precious water. Students interviewed two people who gave them interesting information and took them on a site visit to see the reservoirs, pumps, tanks and the surrounding fields that are being affected when water overflows. In the article students have also proposed solutions to this problem and backed these solutions by research.



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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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A big hole in the ground

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Jeremie Zammit Young  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, social media and public notice board
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, YREstayshome

The effect of quarries on the local community and the natural environment.



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Solar Bulb

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Marie Therese Pavia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist

An ordinary bulb lit by the setting sun and power lines in the background recall the urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and invest more in solar energy sources. A sustainable future depends highly on renewable energy sources.



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Your environmental footprint – Walking with, or against, nature?

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Marie Therese Pavia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Best Entry

All your actions and choices have some impact on the environment. It’s up to you to decide to what extent. Hence, by making sustainable choices, you can reduce your environmental footprint.



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Soil…. an essential natural resource

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College University of Malta : Aidan Gauci, Marie Therese Pavia  for 19+
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist

Soil is an essential resource to which many do not give much thought. It can take thousands of years to form and is fundamental, directly and indirectly, to several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, in our country, it is increasingly under threat. This video about soil in Malta was produced by Marie Therese Pavia and Aidan Gauci (University of Malta, Ġ.F Abela Junior College) as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment competition 2020. It investigates issues related to local soil so as to raise awareness and knowledge about this vital natural resource. The following is the link of the video:    



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Cycling the Talk

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, Sustainable Mobility Award

Malta one of the smallest nations in the EU with the highest population density, despite its tiny size, has a very high rate of car usage. Being a student myself I decided to investigate why bikes to commute are not so popular. I investigated this by interviewing the president of the NGO Bicycle Advocacy Group BAG, my college Principal, Transport Malta (TM), Infrastructure Malta (IM) and the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Dr. Ian Borg.



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