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Green Flag Awards Ceremony 2019

October 29, 2019

Whilst the country’s political leaders were busily engrossed debating who was the first to table the Climate Action Bill at parliament, thousands of Maltese students participating in EkoSkola have been busy working at will for the past 17 years to try to mitigate and adapt to the realities of the unimpeded climate change effects and other issues that affect our quality of life. In a ceremony presided over by the President of Malta, H.E. Dr George Vella at San Ġorġ Preca College, Guardian Angel... 

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Gozo Eco-Schools together to Eliminate single use plastic

January 31, 2019

Nine Eco-Schools in Gozo embarked on a joint project to reduce the use of single use items. Ideas were varied and ranged from distributing mesh bags made from recycled plastic to be used instead the common plastic bag when buying vegetables and fruit, stainless steel bottles, stainless steel travel cups, reusable cups, stainless steel straws and brushes, installing water filter systems and setting up two coin water dispensers, all this to set the example and help the community learn to refuse and... 

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Eco-Schools students audit the Ministry for Education and Employment building

January 30, 2019

A group of thirty Eco-Schools students from six schools conducted an environmental audit at the Ministry for Education and Employment building in Floriana. The students were welcomed by Mr Josef Borg, Assistant Director at the Office of the Permanent Secretary and Mr Aaron Abdilla, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister. After a debriefing by Prof Paul Pace, Eco-Schools National Coordinator, student groups chose specific areas of the building to audit. Accompanied by their teachers and the Eco-Schools... 

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Water Explorer launched for 2018-2019 school year

December 12, 2018

Nature Trust – FEE Malta, through the Eco-Schools programme, has once again for the second time running launched the Water Explorer programme following the great success obtained by Maltese schools on a global standard in the last scholastic year. Water Explorer is a fun, action-oriented, international online programme that inspires thousands of students to become Water Explorers and lead action in their school communities on water issues. Students from six schools were present for the launch... 

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Turtle release and Workshops about Wildlife and Marine Litter

December 11, 2018

A loggerhead turtle which lost one of its flippers after getting entangled in marine debris returned to the open sea on Tuesday morning after more than two years of rehabilitation. Doris was found in a dire state around three kilometres off the Maltese shore in October 2016. She had been caught up in significant amounts of marine debris, with nets having cut off circulation to her left hind flipper. Vets had to amputate it and Doris spent two years gradually regaining strength and learning to cope... 

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