Finalist

From Eco-School student to environment entrepreneur.

submitted by Immaculate Conception School Tarxien : Kyla Nicole Psaila  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, School Facebook page and shared by influencer, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

The article is about how Eco-Schools is a great opportunity for anyone and how greatly it can affect your life. It also is about how positively it affected Samira Axiak. An ex Eco-School student who is now an environmental entrepreneur. She is also a thrift shop co-owner with Maya Mifsud. The article has also a transcribed interview that I carried out with her. It shares information about the shop and her views and perspectives on certain things.



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Who said it’s a 1-time plastic?

submitted by Independent Candidate : Luke De Bono  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook page, other
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Finalist

Plastic Oceans International state that “50% of all plastic produced (380 million tons per year) is for single-use purposes – used for just minutes and then thrown away”. So let’s wash 1-time plastic bags and use them several times. Who said it’s a 1-time plastic?



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Embracing paperless and litterless solutions for a greener school.

submitted by St Aloysius College Secondary : Aidan Giusti, Jan Cuschieri Valentine, Lior Immanuel Schembri, Luigi Degabriele, Myron Chetcuti, Neil Camilleri Zarb, Wyatt Goodlip  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos series-of-photos
awarded: Finalist

We noticed that activities produce a lot of envelopes, so we decided to introduce reusable plastic envelopes to reduce waste. We carried out several fund-raising activities including a wrap and hot chocolate day. As an EkoSkola team, we tried to choose reusable envelopes that are sustainable. We plan to work with teachers to include the importance of the project in lessons, and possibly to obtain and pass feedback. We plan to use these reusable envelopes next year for Forms 1 and 2, to observe and adjust before doing the project for the whole school. We estimate that our school will save around 13.3kg of paper annually.



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Is Autumn in Malta disappearing?

submitted by St Nicholas College Secondary School Ħad-Dingli : Claire Marie Bugeja, Elizabeth Mizzi, Ella Clarke, Kelly Mercieca  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: Finalist

Many Maltese feel that summer is skipping straight into winter and are asking whether we are still experiencing autumn on our island. Our Young Reporters for the Environment set off to the Meteorological Office at Ħal Luqa and analysed 100 years of data to investigate whether Malta still has an autumn.



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Blossoming Plastic

submitted by St Martin's College : Aurora Ivonne Mario  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, other social media, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Finalist



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Guardians of Nature

submitted by Ninu Cremona Gozo College Secondary School : Martha Sultana  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

A bee rests upon a wildflower, reminding us of their crucial role in pollination and the urgent need to protect these vital pollinators for the health of our ecosystems.



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Unearthed Contrasts

submitted by Ninu Cremona Gozo College Secondary School : Emma Lynn Cauchi  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended, Finalist

A mound of red sand, mingled with concrete blocks and littered with plastic bags and paper napkins, exposes the jarring clash between natural beauty and human neglect on the beach.



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Adaptability Despite Adversity

submitted by Ninu Cremona Gozo College Secondary School : Emma Lynn Cauchi  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

Two adult ducks watch over their ducklings as they make the most of a pothole filled with filthy water, showcasing nature’s resilience in the face of urban challenges.



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Water Audit at St Augustine College Reveals Student Habits and Perspectives

submitted by St Augustine College : Mattia Stafrace (19/11/11), Mikael Balzan (24/11/10)  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

The St Augustine College Ekoskola Committee share the results of their audit and their actions to decrease water wastage and consumption at College and in their learning community.



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Midnight Relic

submitted by Ninu Cremona Gozo College Secondary School : Allison Li-Ana Dempsey  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

A lone plastic bottle litters the deserted streets in the silent depth of the night, a witness of humanity’s impact on the environment.



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