Category: Environmental Education and Activism

‘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...

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,...

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...

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...

BeeAware Course – Autumn 2018
October 17, 2018November 15, 2018
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BeeAware Course – Autumn 2018

Fully Booked! (Fill in the form below to register on the waiting list)  BeeAware is a course that has been provided by Friends of the Earth Malta past 2 years. It intends to give people the opportunity to get involved in beekeeping, and to train qualified volunteers to possibly volunteer with Friends of the Earth...

Where there is resistance, there is hope
October 8, 2018October 14, 2018
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Where there is resistance, there is hope

Interview with Andre Callus activist from Moviment Graffitti The videos of activists from Moviment Graffitti being forcefully dragged out by the Rapid Intervention Unit during a non-violent protest last month felt surreal. Images of force being used against protesters usually hail from some far away country. While Maltese activists have faced violence in the past,...

Fundraising for legal action against the db Group project
October 7, 2018October 9, 2018
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Fundraising for legal action against the db Group project

Following approval by the Planning Authority (PA) of the db Group project on the ITS site, residents, eight NGOs and three Local Councils – Pembroke, St. Julian’s and Swieqi – want to undertake legal action to challenge the appalling decision of the PA. Legal actions include, but are not limited to, an appeal with the...

Ir-Ramla l-Hamra – Let’s Nature
September 23, 2018September 27, 2018
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Ir-Ramla l-Hamra – Let’s Nature

A walk in Gozo’s Natura 2000 site – 30th September 2018 @ 3.30pm Join us for the third event from the series of educational walks in Natura 2000 sites around Gozo. This time we are visiting ir-Ramla l-Ħamra, with a guided short walk at the sand dunes, by Gaia Foundation volunteers, to understand how sand...