Category: Nature

Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp
January 8, 2018August 12, 2018
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Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp

Due to the effects of intensive agricultural practices and pesticide use, climate change, the decrease in rainfall, hotter summers and droughts, the bee population has been even more strained these past few years, with honey-bee keepers in Malta loosing up to half of their colonies. Friends of the Earth Malta has already been organising a...

A Green Take On Integration
January 8, 2018January 9, 2018
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A Green Take On Integration

The benefits of community gardening for migrant and local communities Last month the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality released the much awaited Migrant Interaction Strategy and Action Plan, which will enable all migrants, including EU citizens (though some would rather be referred to as expats) to voluntarily submit a request to be integrated. The...

Open Day Nature Therapy
January 3, 2018January 12, 2018
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Open Day Nature Therapy

Come and discover the beautiful garden of Villa Chelsea in Birkirkara during the Open Day on Saturday 13 January, from 11:00-15:00. Find out what we’ve been up to in the garden in light of our Nature Therapy project, and get your hands dirty to help us plant vegetables & flowers, build a bee hotel or...

Reaction to Prime Minister’s Zonqor Campus Comments
November 24, 2017April 10, 2018
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Reaction to Prime Minister’s Zonqor Campus Comments

Friends of the Earth Malta together with the undersigned coalition of eNGOs notes the prudent statements made by the Prime Minister to the effect that the American University of Malta will not be building its Zonqor Campus until the Bormla Campus is operating at full capacity. The eNGOs are however concerned that since Sadeen Education...

BeeAware Gozo
September 29, 2017October 9, 2017
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BeeAware Gozo

BeeAware is a project which intends to give people the opportunity to get involved in beekeeping and to train qualified volunteers to volunteer with Friends of the Earth Malta. This introductory course is designed to give a general understanding on the role of bees as a vital part of the environment and what you need to know if...

Catering for our Bees
September 6, 2017September 6, 2017
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Catering for our Bees

The only new ‘hotels’ we’d love to build The prolonged period of reduced rainfall which struck Malta in 2016 had an adverse effect not only on agriculture and produce harvest that year, but also on our most reliant pollinators, the bees. Honey bee keepers throughout the Islands had hives dying off, with some loosing as...

Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites
August 12, 2017April 10, 2018
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Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites

Friends of the Earth Malta and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar would like to thank the 5500 citizens who voiced their support in having 24 sites* protected under the public domain act. Notwithstanding the fact that the public consultation took place in the middle of summer, the overwhelming response clearly shows that Maltese people value nature...