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FoE Malta recommends holistic policy for trees
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FoE Malta recommends holistic policy for trees

Submission of Friends of the Earth Malta in response to Public Consultation – Trees and Woodlands Protection Regulations & Guidelines on Works involving Trees    FoE Malta has recently submitted its recommendations as part of the public consultation exercise for the Trees and Woodlands Protection Regulations put forward by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA)....

The buzz about bees
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The buzz about bees

For a few years now, Friends of the Earth Malta has been organising the BeeAware course, a collection of lectures and practical sessions aimed at providing aspiring beekeepers and those interested to learn more about bees and pollinators with practical information, scientific background and knowledge from local beekeepers with years of experience. We believe in...

Festa Enthusiasts And Their Battle For Open Space
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Festa Enthusiasts And Their Battle For Open Space

Solidarity and community organising enabled festa enthusiasts to curb development of open spaces for a number of times. But how long will community spirit safeguard the remaining open space, if the popularity of festa declines? Much is being spoken about the barbarism of construction industry in Malta. Every day brings new announcements of yet another ODZ development, accompanied by...

Nature Therapy open day at Villa Chelsea
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Nature Therapy open day at Villa Chelsea

Together, Friends of the Earth Malta and the Richmond Foundation, have designed and implemented the Nature Therapy project. Through workshops and activities such as vegetable and herb planting, composting, pollinator friendly flower planting, and building garden furniture from pallets, the project engages the clients and support staff of the community at Villa Chelsea in nature...

Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp
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Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp

Due to the effects of intensive agricultural practices and pesticide use, climate change, the decrease in rainfall, hotter summers and droughts, the bee population has been even more strained these past few years, with honey-bee keepers in Malta loosing up to half of their colonies. Friends of the Earth Malta has already been organising a...

A Green Take On Integration
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A Green Take On Integration

The benefits of community gardening for migrant and local communities Last month the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality released the much awaited Migrant Interaction Strategy and Action Plan, which will enable all migrants, including EU citizens (though some would rather be referred to as expats) to voluntarily submit a request to be integrated. The...

Let’s talk about air pollution…
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Let’s talk about air pollution…

What do we know about air pollution? Air pollution is more complex than we think and tackling this issue it’s actually a huge challenge because we are all part of it. Yet, it is quite difficult to understand what are we doing wrong and what kind of pollutants we create through  our daily routine. It is...