Age Group: 11-14

YRE Winner – Article 11-14yrs: White Gold Pans

submitted by St. Margaret College Boys Secondary Verdala : Benjamin Abela  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
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The salt-pans of Marsascala date probably back to Roman times and they need continuous protection, restoration and conservation. Meanwhile, Marsascala salt-pans remain under constant threat from the ferocity of the sea and the storms which from time to time ravage the Marsascala Coast. Financial help is needed to keep most of the abandoned salt-pans of Marsascala free from invasive exotic plant species and alien vegetation ensuring a good production of salt locally.



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Wrigley Winner – Article 11-14yrs: Bring in or dumping sites?

submitted by Gozo College Girls Secondary School Victoria Gozo : Eko Skola Committee  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school notice board and etwinning, school magazine, school media, website
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Like many other localities all over the Maltese Islands, the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi has more than one ‘bring in site’ but it is truly a multi Bring-in site.‘BringIn’ sites were introduced in multiple locations in Malta in 2003, (WasteServ Malta) in an effort to improve the source separation of recyclable waste.This has facilitated the separation of waste from households. Irresponsible persons are making them inaccessible by depositing mounds of garbage bags and rubbish at the base of the recycle containers.



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Articles 11-14 years Commended Entry – Schools turning greener- everybody can invest!

submitted by St. Margaret's College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Elinor Micallef  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): assemblies, newspaper, Notice boards and social media, other, school magazine, school media, website
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This article investigates the use of solar energy in Malta with specific emphasis on how schools can help in the production of this renewable source of energy.



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Articles 11-14 years Commended Entry – Trees are the lungs of our Earth – Eco-School Project

submitted by St.Albert the Great Collega : Adriel Benito  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school media, website
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This article will focus on the importance of trees in our life and that of our Mother Earth. It will speak about a project initiated by our school, St.Albert the Great College, to create more green space in Valletta Malta’s capital city. The aim of the project is three fols- to give us students the chance to work hands on with nature,to promote awareness with all our class-mates and to be able to pass a living message to other people to think about and preserve trees. The research and this project enabled our Eko Skola team to understand many important details regarding trees which before were elusive. It also made us appreciate each and every tree we see a bit more as now we see them in a new light.



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Harvesting rain water….a luxury or a necessity?

submitted by St Monica School Birkirkara : Louisa Grech  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school media, website
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Water is a scarce commodity in Malta. Rain water should be captured and the best way is to have cisterns in every house in order to collect rain water that falls on the roofs. At the same time, there is less possibility of flooding in our streets.



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So limited in space, so high in population

submitted by B'Kara St.Monica School : Lara Caruana Melbourne  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school media, website
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In view of Malta’s small size and relatively high population, the refurbishment of old, derelict houses is to be encouraged rather than further urbanization.



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Water- Waste not, Want not

submitted by St. Margaret's College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Elena Bezzina  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, Notice boards and social media, other, School assemblies, school magazine, school media, website
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Water is an indispensable need and a very precious resource.  It is vital and it supports all human, animal and plant life around us. Thus being a source that sustains life on Earth, our planet one must be aware of possible solutions to conserve water, especially in our schools. Such recommendations to save this life-giving liquid are explored in this article.



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Why not compost it locally ?!

submitted by Rabat The Archbishop's Seminary : Gregory Maggi  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine
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This article regards the idea of composting green trash in our old towns and villages where typically there is this waste generation with every season. The initiative could be taken by local councils which, at a later stage, could even encourage their residents to consider composting in their own houses in the garden or on the roof as an educational initiative. The compost generated in villages could be used for embellishing roundabouts, local council premises, public gardens, etc., …



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Plant a Tree for Peace

submitted by Mater Boni Consilii St. Joseph Paola : Alexandra Bartolo, Courtney Ekezie, Federica Cutrona, Jasmine Bartolo, Nicole Grixti, Sarah Bugeja  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper, website
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This article is the joint effort of the YRE students that reported the event of “Plant a Tree for Peace” during Arbor Day. These students acted as the “official press” during the event and had even the opportunity to interview Hon. Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change Dr. Leo Brincat.



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Shhh … Go Electric !

submitted by Rabat The Archbishop's Seminary : Gregory Maggi  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine
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This article starts off on the idea of offshore oil exploration, using seismic waves, that migrate marine species from the area – turtles and dolphins in the Mediterranean. This search for oil implies that as a nation we still hope to find fossil fuels around our island – a source which is phasing out. Use of such fuel is then contrasted to the use of renewable energy sources. The example presented is that for powering electric cars, newly introduced on our roads. These offer a much cleaner fuel alternative if powered by Photovoltaic cells. Not only are electric cars non-polluting if thus powered – with zero carbon footprint – but also noiseless.



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