Finalist

Make Haste… Reduce Waste

submitted by St. Augustine College Secondary Sector : EkoSkola Committee 2018 - 2019  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

This article outlines the work being done by the EkoSkola Committee as part of the YRE / Litterless campaign, focusing on proper sorting of litter and waste reduction in the school.



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Our sea, our future

submitted by Kirkop secondary school : Martina Sammut  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook and noticeboard at the Merchant Shipping Directorate at Transport Malta Head Offices, other, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

This article investigates maritime emissions.



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Malta’s Waste Problem…. A Solution at Hand?

submitted by St Edward's College : Liu Jince (Tyler)  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school magazine, school media, Social Media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

In this article, I explore Malta’s waste problem, namely that generated from plastic, packaging etc… I also discuss various solutions that already exist through out the world and how these can easily be implemented in Malta. I also encourage stricter laws.



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Be Drastic Cut Plastic

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Plastics are inexpensive and long-lasting, and as a result levels of plastic production by humans are high. However, the chemical structure of most plastics makes them resistant to many natural processes of degradation meaning they take long to degrade, if ever. Together, these two factors have led to an excessive amount of plastic pollution in the environment. All of this stirred in the students an urge to bring single use plastic to a halt. In an effort to reduce the adverse effects of plastic in the natural environment the students came up with their Be Drastic Cut Plastic Campaign. Through their campaign they are now encouraging people to reduce their use of plastic bags – by giving out mesh bags.



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Building Homes for Solitary Bees

submitted by Maria Regina Secondary School Zokrija : Aurelio Pellegrino, Jayden Zammit and Lara Camilleri, Margherita di Giovine, Martina Schembri, Shaznay Said  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

A group of year 9 students studying Agribusiness have constructed some bee houses made of wooden pallets and bamboo reeds. The aim of this project is to increase chances of solitary bee reproduction. Various studies have shown that the world bee population is decreasing due to various factors such as temporal mismatches as well as the introduction of alien species. Solitary bees are different from honey bees because the former do not live in groups and do not produce any honey.



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Think before Trashing

submitted by Birgu Malta St Edward's College : Matthew Sciberras Bray, Miguel Pablo de Flavia  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Students reflect on the trash found in the Cottonera area, especially around their school and investigate their findings during a Clean Up Activity.



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More fuss about Sustainable Living even at School Level- An Eco-Friendly Live-In Experience at St Edward’s College

submitted by Birgu Malta St Edward's College : Gianluca Baldacchino, Kurt John Grech  for 11-14
campaign: Litter Less Campaign Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, WasteServ Award

Students analyse their past live-in experiences and move forward to instill eko-friendly principles in line with the Litter Less Campaign.



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Precious Water

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

The small village of Fontana lies on the outskirts of Victoria, also known as Rabat in Gozo. It became the ideal site for a settlement due to a number of fresh water springs in the area. Malta ranks in the top ten water scarce countries in the world and groundwater is one of the main sources of fresh water. It is such a pity that this precious water flowing generously in this settlement is no longer potable.



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The sad story of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Jake Zammit  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Exhibited at Action Planet exhibition, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

This article by Jake Zammit (Year 9 – St. Augustine College, Pieta’) talks about the plight of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta. A number of farmers and several entities were contacted regarding the topic. Gepostet von Grupp Eko Skola. Kulleġġ Santu Wistin am Samstag, 31. März 2018



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Traffic in Malta and some ways to decrease it

submitted by Saint Francis Secondary School Sliema : Attard Shanaya, Gauci Daisy, Magro Amy Ann, Palmier Tara, Sammut Mariah, Suda Maya  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, School notice board, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Scientific research states that Maltese roads are perceived as the fifth worst in Europe, and that Maltese people spend 52 hours stuck in traffic every year. As regards construction, it is evident that permits are issued without proper planning because one frequently finds closed roads at short notice at the same time that runs-offs from these roads are closed. We have all been caught in traffic or forced to take an unplanned diversion, and we know how frustrating it is for our parents. Therefore, we carried out this research to determine what Maltese people think about traffic and related issues.



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