“I will not cease from Mental Fight”
December 4, 2018December 5, 2018
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“I will not cease from Mental Fight”

Interview with Veteran Environmentalist Edward Mallia, from Friends of the Earth Malta Environmentalism is often considered a young person’s game. Mistakes made by past generations are usually to blame for the issues we face today and convincing anyone above a certain age to make more eco-conscious choices can seem like quite the feat. Retired academic,...

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...

Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre
December 3, 2018December 13, 2018
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Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre

During the European Week for Waste Reduction, we organised a Repair Café at our newly opened Julian Manduca Green Resource Centre in Floriana. A repair café is a community space where anyone is welcome to learn how to fix broken household goods, a place where you can find the tools, materials and know-how to get...

Food Sovereignty Communication Training
December 3, 2018December 4, 2018
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Food Sovereignty Communication Training

Written by Bridget and Samuel — Friends of the Earth Malta Volunteers Friends of the Earth in partnership with Friends of the Earth Europe gave the opportunity to send three participants from Malta to participate in a Food Sovereignty Communication Training. We represented Malta by participation in a training that was held in Denmark. This training...

‘Good For The Planet’ Christmas Hampers 2018
December 3, 2018December 3, 2018
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‘Good For The Planet’ Christmas Hampers 2018

Our ‘Good For The Planet’ Christmas Hampers 2018 are now available! Why Should You Buy? The team at Friends of the Earth Malta wants to promote planet-friendly products and show you how much better they are for your health and for our environment. By purchasing these products, you are not only supporting local honey production,...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018
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The Common Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a European Union (EU) policy dedicated to agriculture and rural development. It was implemented in 1962 and was the first budgetary item of the EU. At that time, it aimed at developing agricultural production to feed the European people after the end of the Second World War, a goal...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018
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Eat Local, Eat Seasonal

Buy Local  Buying local produce has so many benefits. Firstly it is much healthier. Locally grown fruit and vegetables are picked fresh and in season, which is when they have the best flavour and highest nutritional value. Fresh crops grown in Malta will go from farm to table in less than 24hrs and do not...

October 30, 2018October 30, 2018
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Support Good Farmers

There are farming practices that are better for the environment we live in and the food we consume, such as organic farming, permaculture farms and farms focusing on agro-ecology. These are not the only farmers who are doing a good deed. There are various farming practices which can be implemented to the benefit of the...

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...

UN climate report shows Europe must kick fossil fuel addiction
October 9, 2018October 25, 2018
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UN climate report shows Europe must kick fossil fuel addiction

The fossil fuel age has to end: that’s the message of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. To have any chance of avoiding the chaos, droughts and rising tides of 1.5 degrees or more of global warming, we must massively and speedily transform our society to kick our fossil fuel addiction. The EU must...