Category: Blog

Meat consumption and its impact on the environment
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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Meat consumption and its impact on the environment

By eating meat and dairy food products, one could potentially be affecting climate change drastically. This is due to such a large demand for these food groups that is already unsustainable as it is, considering the fact that these products are some of the most harmful to the environment when compared to other food groups....

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...

‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’

Interview with Perit Ruben Abela from Wirt iż-Żejtun How often do you check the news only to read headlines which tell a story of environmental and cultural destruction? The endless widening of roads, petrol stations being built on virgin land and centuries old buildings being replaced by monstrous apartment blocks. In the early months of...

‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hampers 2019
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hampers 2019

Our ‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hamper 2019 is 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 organic farming, fair...

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...

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...

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,...

“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...