Children turn stolen trees incidents into opportunity

March 3, 2012

Students who contributed to an afforestation project were very disappointed to see that about 70 of the trees were stolen on three different occasions earlier this year, but primary school students attending St Clare College in Pembroke have turned the incident into an opportunity by putting forward suggestions related to prevention, better surveillance and law enforcement, as well as more awareness about trees and their benefits. During an event held yesterday attended by a representative of the... 

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Textile Recycling in Malta

March 1, 2012

Starting off in November 2011 as a textile recycling initiative presented by San Andrea School, Żebbiegħ, it developed into a non profit organisation: REFAB At the moment collection is carried out on request. They accept adults’ and children’s clothing, bedding, curtains, shoes (tied together please), belts and handbags. After collection, textiles are sorted locally.  Whatever cannot be used in Malta is eventually  shipped to Northern Ireland where the rest of the process takes place. Recovering... 

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Students out to send a strong message

January 23, 2012

On Tuesday 10th January 2012, The Times of Malta carried a heading ‘Trees being stolen almost as fast as they are planted’. 64 young Aleppo pines were planted on the road from Rabat leading to Buskett. 50 had been stolen within two days. New trees were planted to replace them and yet again another 16 were stolen. Little do the culprits know that these trees were partially funded from the pocket money of students. In April of last year a FUN RUN event was organised by the Ministry for Resources... 

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E4L Online Game – Prizes to be Won

January 18, 2012

Energy for Life game, is an online role-playing game which intertwines educational aims with social issues. It also encapsules the extraordinary power of videogames. The game’s focal point is the most pressing issue of our planet: Use of renewable energies can act as a tool to fight poverty and reduce natural resource depletion – which in turn reduces the impact on climate. The online game ( is a life stimulation game that works towards creating... 

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World Wetlands Day

January 4, 2012

The U.S. State Department is organizing a photo celebration to commemorate World Wetland Day – February 2. The photo celebration theme is “Wetlands tourism: a great experience,” and the celebration solicits the submission of photographs in four Wetland areas: wildlife, landscapes, plants, and tourists, to be uploaded by the public to a  U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science (OES) Flickr site at  OES will... 

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