‘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...

“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,...

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...

Press Conference: Proposed ITS development does not respect people and the environment
September 19, 2018September 19, 2018
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Press Conference: Proposed ITS development does not respect people and the environment

(english version below) Ninsabu hawn illum għal din l-aħħar konferenza stampa qabel il-Bord tal-Awtorità tal-Ippjanar jiddeċiedi jekk jagħtix il-permess lid-db Group biex jagħmel il-proġett tiegħu fuq is-sit fejn sa ftit ilu kien hemm l-ITS. Minn Frar li għadda, ir-residenti ta’ Pembroke, bl-għajnuna tal-għaqdiet u bl-involviment tal-Kunsilli Lokali ta’ Pembroke, San Ġiljan u s-Swieqi, mexxew il-kampanja...

It’s beautiful to spend your day in nature, I feel very lucky
September 5, 2018September 5, 2018
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It’s beautiful to spend your day in nature, I feel very lucky

Interview with Emanuela de Giorgio founder of The Veg Box at Villa Bologna As you stroll through your local supermarket during your weekly shop do you ever stop to consider where the produce comes from? You are faced with a plethora of different potato options, for example, which come from various corners of the world....

Anthropocene – A Dystopian Legacy / (Patria)
August 6, 2018August 8, 2018
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Anthropocene – A Dystopian Legacy / (Patria)

We have finally started using the Green Resource Centre–a hub for environmentally-related activities. We are excited to be opening the doors to the public with the launch of a photography exhibition by artist Kevin Mallan. The project deals with the environment and aims to question current socio-economic practices predominantly within national territory. Anthropocene – A...

People have their calling, this is mine
August 6, 2018August 18, 2018
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People have their calling, this is mine

Interview with Perit Edward Said from Friends of Villa Frere It is no secret that Malta has, for some time, been going through what seems like a never-ending campaign to build-up every square-inch of the island; all in the name of progress and the ‘betterment’ of our country. Tasteless buildings are replacing some of Malta’s...