Category: Environmental Education and Activism

Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies
April 6, 2019April 24, 2019
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Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other organisations representing a broad spectrum of society filed a judicial protest against the Minister for Transport and the Planning Authority to reveal all studies pertaining to the proposed tunnel between Malta and Gozo. They also asked for the carrying out of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)...

‘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...

Green Drinks – Welcome Spring 2019
March 4, 2019March 4, 2019
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Green Drinks – Welcome Spring 2019

A Green Drinks MALTA gathering is happening this Spring! If you’re interested in the environment and wish to meet like-minded people, this is the event for you! Come and mingle, you will be made welcome in true Green Drinks style. This is a social event and over drinks and casually, we will get to know...

‘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...