‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’
April 5, 2019April 5, 2019
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‘What do you want your generation to be remembered for?’

  Interview with Perit Tara Cassar It is quite impossible to escape the odd towers popping up all over Malta, they are beginning to populate every town and village on the Maltese islands. These concrete blocks stick out in the middle of a row of two-storey homes, or sit side-by-side to an undeveloped field. They...

Go out and vote in the MEP election!
April 5, 2019April 25, 2019
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Go out and vote in the MEP election!

Will Europe take adequate climate action in the next 5 years? Will the controversial TTIP trade talks between the EU and US be resurrected? Will refugees and migrants be welcomed humanely? Or will the alarming erosion of democracy and rule of law already happening in some countries spread? Critical questions like these will be answered by the...

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs
April 3, 2019April 6, 2019
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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the honey bees....

International Women’s Day of Struggle
March 8, 2019March 8, 2019
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International Women’s Day of Struggle

March is a month of struggle and resistance for Friends of the Earth, marked by the third anniversary of Berta Cáceres’ murder on 2nd March and International Women’s Day of Struggle on 8th March. Our societies have mostly been organized to maximize capitalist accumulation for the benefit and privilege of elites and corporations, through the...

‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’
March 5, 2019March 8, 2019
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‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’

  Interview with Dr. Marie Briguglio, Economist and Author of No Man’s Land: People, Place and Pollution Dr. Marie Briguglio is a full-time academic at the University of Malta with an interest in sustainable economic practices. She recently authored a book, together with cartoonist Steve Bonello, about Malta’s environment, titled No Man’s Land: People, Place...

‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’

Interview with Perit Ruben Abela from Wirt iż-Żejtun How often do you check the news only to read headlines which tell a story of environmental and cultural destruction? The endless widening of roads, petrol stations being built on virgin land and centuries old buildings being replaced by monstrous apartment blocks. In the early months of...

“I will not cease from Mental Fight”
December 4, 2018December 5, 2018
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“I will not cease from Mental Fight”

Interview with Veteran Environmentalist Edward Mallia, from Friends of the Earth Malta Environmentalism is often considered a young person’s game. Mistakes made by past generations are usually to blame for the issues we face today and convincing anyone above a certain age to make more eco-conscious choices can seem like quite the feat. Retired academic,...

ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support
November 2, 2018November 2, 2018
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ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support

An appeal has been filed with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) against the decision of the PA Board that recently approved the db Group project on the ITS site in Pembroke. The seventeen appellants include residents, NGOs and three local councils – Pembroke, St. Julian’s and Swieqi. Filing this appeal was only made...