Finalist

EARTH TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

submitted by Independent : Cassar, Matthew  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, YREstayshome

An analysis focusing on the short and long term impacts the corona virus has had on both global and national air emissions.



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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 video-clips
awarded: Finalist

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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The turtle’s dinner

submitted by St.Thomas More College Secondary School Santa Lucia : Marija Blanche Bugeja  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, YRE facebook page
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

People’s litter becomes turtles’ dinner



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Il-pesta tal-plastik

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Joseph Farrugia  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): + Local Council notice board, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

An investigation on the damage caused by plastic littering and the use of single use plastic, and what is being done to address the problem.



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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: Finalist, YREstayshome

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



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The Glove

submitted by St.Thomas More College Secondary School Santa Lucia : Eko Skola Members  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): facebook pages of the school, other, school media, YRE Malta
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Finalist, YREstayshome

The Glove: Don’t suffocate the world with plastic; let it breathe



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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: 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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Distorted Perspective. Can we keep on turning our back on the marine plastic pandemic?

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

Whilst admiring the beauty of mother nature, we cannot keep on ignoring the plastic polluting it. Plastic washed ashore on our beaches is just the tip of the iceberg… much more lies in the seas and cannot be seen. But its poisoning effect on the seas and on each one of us can still be perceived.



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Old Bottle?

submitted by ALP : Sheldon Agius  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

Broken to death but strengthen to kill. A bottle laying on the beach for a long time.



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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: 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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