We campaign on some of today’s most pressing environmental and social issues, by engaging the public directly through a wide range of diverse projects and activities. Friends of the Earth Malta creates and participates in vibrant campaigns, raises awareness on a number of pertinent national and international issues, and mobilises people to participate in decision making processes.
In addition, our organisation strives to provide creative solutions that are based on sound knowledge and information, especially through the promotion of alternatives to certain environmental behaviours. And in keeping to our activist roots, Friends of the Earth Malta continuously lobbies, mobilises, and influences the policy community towards a more just and sustainable society.
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Friends of the Earth Malta has been active in the environmental field in Malta since 1985. Originally created under the name of Żgħażagħ Għall-Ambjent (Youths for the Environment), the organisation later became widely known as Moviment Għall-Ambjent (Movement for the Environment).
Friends of the Earth Malta was founded with the intention of consolidating various youth and environmental groups in the country, which quickly developed into a committee of activists. This group received noteworthy media coverage in November 1985, when members were attached during a peaceful protest that was set up to oppose development on Malta’s pristine beaches and countryside.
“To be the human voice of the Earth to bring about a peaceful, just, equitable, and sustainable society that is respectful of present and future generations by inspiring change and promoting solutions”
Who We Are
Our team, board members, and volunteers are all advocates for our planet and they each bring a positive mix of skills and experience to help Friends of the Earth Malta achieve its mission and spread its core values.
Tribute to Julian Manduca
Julian Manduca was considered by many to be one of Malta’s leading environmental activists, who spearheaded the creation of an umbrella organisation for environmental groups in response to the continued development onslaught that gripped the Maltese Islands in the 1980s.
His sudden death in 2005 sent shockwaves through the environmental community, which lost one of its most dedicated, wise, and knowledgeable spokespersons.