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2018 – A year in pictures
January 8, 2019January 17, 2019
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2018 – A year in pictures

2018 was a year full of wonderful activities and events which Friends of the Earth Malta organised as part of its campaigns targeting issues related to sustainable development, environmental protection, food related issues, bees and environmental justice. Considerable effort was placed in strengthening the FoE Malta’s ability to influence the policy decision-making process at national...

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...

Farmers, consumers and activists come together across Europe to call for urgent change of food and farming
October 25, 2018October 25, 2018
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Farmers, consumers and activists come together across Europe to call for urgent change of food and farming

Join us to push for good food & good farming at Ta’Qali farmers’ market on the 27th of October This October Friends of the Earth Malta with our partners all over Europe, invite people to raise their voices to ensure that policies support farmers, the environment and climate-friendly agriculture that is tied into local economies...

Eat better – one step at a time
October 7, 2018October 11, 2018
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Eat better – one step at a time

For a better planet and a healthier you! Our diets have changed considerably in the past 50 years. Demand for meat and processed foods has increased enormously whilst at the same time wasting far more food all along the food chain. It is calculated that worldwide, about a third of the food we produce for...

The Great Fire of Magħtab: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
September 5, 2018September 5, 2018
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The Great Fire of Magħtab: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The spark that set off the 31st August Magħtab fire which blanketed the whole island was lit decades ago. This article was first published as part of the Isles of the Left‘s environment section  Very few might imagine that what is currently referred to as Mount Magħtab was originally a valley. Truckloads of unseparated waste tipped their...

Will GMO 2.0 come to Europe via the back door?
July 23, 2018July 25, 2018
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Will GMO 2.0 come to Europe via the back door?

For more than 20 years, civil society, farmers, politicians and the food sector have successfully fought for GMO-free fields and the right to choose food without GM ingredients in Europe. But this could be about to change. On July 25, the EU’s top court will rule whether new genetically modified (GM) seeds and foods – so-called...

1*c – Rising  Stories from the front lines of climate change
June 9, 2018June 16, 2018
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1*c – Rising Stories from the front lines of climate change

Stories from the front lines of climate change – 1*C Rising – is a collection of visuals accompanied by interviews, essays and quotes that elevates the voices from the Global South to the North, uncovering the culprits of climate impacts and environmental degradation while honoring those defending, resisting and protecting. These stories summarized in a...

Event Coordinator – 1802
May 14, 2018May 20, 2018
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Event Coordinator – 1802

Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) is looking for a temporary Event Coordinator to work on one of our projects based in Gozo. You will be responsible for coordinating activities as part of this project which will involve a definite number of educational activities in Natura 2000 sites in Gozo. You will be working...