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Community Garden Coordinator (Part-time) Ref:1901
February 15, 2019February 15, 2019
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Community Garden Coordinator (Part-time) Ref:1901

Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) is looking for a part-time Community Garden Coordinator (approximately 5 to 10hrs/week) to work on a project running until December 2019. The Community Garden Coordinator will be working within a small team and will support the creation of a community garden in an urban area. The working conditions...

Conversations with Maltese Farmers
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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Conversations with Maltese Farmers

Paul Portelli Paul is a local farmer working in the limits of Rabat. He has been farming from a very young age since when he used to help out his father in the fields. At the age of 18 he went off to work in the hotel industry but ultimately returned to his true passion...

What’s in Season – February
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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What’s in Season – February

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, Citizen’s CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. In a way, this is a continuation...

Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate
January 23, 2019February 8, 2019
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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Update (08/02/2019) : Following the Environment and Development Planning Committee as requested by NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils the draft deal to hand over hundreds of thousands of square metres of land to the Corinthia Group to develop into a six-star hotel, apartments and retail space in St Julian’s has been sent back to...

Conversations with Maltese Farmers
January 9, 2019January 9, 2019
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Conversations with Maltese Farmers

Louis Cini Louis is a local farmer working in Mellieħa. He has been farming organically for quite a number of years, cultivating over 10,000m2 on his own & working pretty much 7 days a week. Over the last year, he has found help and support from Samwel, a young anthropology student who wanted to learn...

What’s in Season – January
January 9, 2019February 6, 2019
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What’s in Season – January

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, Citizen’s CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. In a way, this is a continuation...

The white flag scheme saga
January 8, 2019January 10, 2019
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The white flag scheme saga

Without getting into the merits of whether the white flag scheme was a fraud or not, FoE Malta believes that such initiatives are cosmetic “solutions” which sweep the underlying problem of plastic waste under a carpet. For as long as plastic, especially single use plastic, continues to be used and disposed of as it is...

EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics
December 19, 2018December 19, 2018
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EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

However reduction targets missing and collection targets delayed Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) welcomes the EU’s finalised new laws to reduce single-use plastics. After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU. The agreed text is a significant step forward in tackling plastic pollution,...

Win a FREE Cooking Workshop
December 4, 2018January 8, 2019
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Win a FREE Cooking Workshop

Pledge to support sustainable farming  Are you passionate about supporting sustainable farming practices? Do you think food should be good for our health, safeguard our environment, and support the farmers producing it? Take the pledge to support Sustainable Food and be in the running to win a prize! Competition Take a photo of either a recipe...

Ethical Gift Giving
December 4, 2018December 6, 2018
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Ethical Gift Giving

The holiday season is a season of giving, but it doesn’t have to be the season of spending. We like gift giving to be ethical and just both from an environmental and a social perspective, so we have put together some suggestions of how you can really give this Holiday season. This is what we...