Age Group: 15-18

The Essential Resource for Living

submitted by San Gorg Preca College Boys Secondary School Hamrun : Nikolai Micallef  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-media, website
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This article is about HSBC World Water day quiz held on the 15th March at Intercontinental Hotel and it describes and add further awareness of the necessity of water and why it is essential that we look after it and what one can do as the student reported on what was discussed during this event.



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Food…glorious local food!

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Nicole Pace  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, radio, school-media
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In such a world we are living in, we do not find enough time to appreciate the food we are eating and consuming, but we really should care more. Since the students of St. Monica School Gzira, want to raise awareness about this, our Eko-Skola committee decided to build a roof garden at our school. The roof garden will give us the benefit of growing our own organic food, which will be used in the school’s tuck shop and the organic waste left will be reused in the soil. Another benefit is that our biology students will have the opportunity to plant their own crops which they will use for their experiments.



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Taking the initiative…for the environment!

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Kurt Micallef, Lenard Camilleri  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Annual School Exhibition, other, school-magazine, website
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Other students might say that they have been lucky to go on a foreign exchange to Poland but what they do not know is the hard work and initiatives the duo Kurt and Lenard have taken throughout these four years while at secondary school….all in the name of the environment.



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Promoting wellbeing across the Commonwealth at the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held in Malta

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Merton Pace, Moses Galea  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-magazine, website
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On Friday, 20th November 2015 over 250 students participated in the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra to promote the wellbeing across the Commonwealth countries. The general theme selected for this summit was; ‘Ensuring a good quality of life for present and future generations’ and the sub-themes for discussion included: Education for all, Clean and safe water for all, Eradicating poverty, Promoting freedom of expression, The role of women, Religious diversity and Conflict resolution.



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Superhero NEPTUME – an innovative project to purify and reuse wastewater

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Leon Piscopo, Luke Agius, Moses Galea, Samuele Verde  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school-magazine, website
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Neptume (No-Discharge Energy-Efficient Prototype for the Treatment of Urban Municipal Effluent) project in Dock 1 in Cospicua is a very innovative project trying to purify waste water to be able to irrigate the plants planted along the promenade of the town. Through this process, the planted aquatic plants purify water from nitrates and phosphates, reduce Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen. However, prior to undergoing phytoremediation, the entire process primarily needs to undergo an MBBR (Moving Bed Bioreactor) process and MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) process.



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Madame Liberty

submitted by Bishop's Conservatory Girls secondary School : Maria Mompalao  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): noticeboard, other, school-media
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In this day and age why are human rights so difficult to have access to. All over the world people are enduring lots of hardships and misery because of injustice.



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What Goes Around Comes Around: Farming and Nitrates in the Water Table

submitted by Maria Regina College Girls' Secondary School : Francesca Maria Sant  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Noticeboard at Mosta Local Council, other, school-media, website
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An interview was conducted with two farmers – one owns a conventional farm and the other an organic farm – to investigate the level of nitrates found in our water table. This report tackles the sources of the nitrates and also any solutions to reduce its level in our groundwater.



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Food Waste Management: Is this a pebble in the shoe for the hoteliers?

submitted by Sacred Heart Minor Seminary Gozo : John Paul Mercieca Saliba  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): website
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Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources. All actors in the food chain have a role to play in preventing and reducing food waste, from those who produce and process foods to those who make foods available for consumption and ultimately consumers themselves. In this article the focus is on the hospitality sector, mainly hoteliers, whereby an insight into some of the local hoteliers will be provided in order to determine their perceptions and actions on food waste.



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Gozo And Migration: What is the link between a drop and an ocean?

submitted by Sacred Heart Minor Seminary Gozo : John Paul Mercieca Saliba  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): website
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What is the link between the small island of Gozo and migration? What role does this droplet has with a phenomenon the size of an ocean? This article will assess the linkages between the two along with raising welfare related issues.



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