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The best time to act is now
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The best time to act is now

Maltese citizens are facing health and social challenges that merit urgent attention – obesity, mental health problems, respiratory diseases such as asthma, social exclusion, air, light and noise pollution – the list goes on and on. These issues particularly affect socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and put pressure on already stretched health budgets.There has never...

Have you seen jellyfish this summer ?
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Have you seen jellyfish this summer ?

Friends of the Earth Malta is once again supporting the Spot the Jellyfish initiative which aims to increase awareness, especially amongst the younger generations, about the local diversity of jellyfish species, through a hands-on exercise involving the reporting of sightings of jellyfish that often swarm close to our shores and beaches. In so doing the initiative would...

Palm Oil: Environmental destruction, stolen land
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Palm Oil: Environmental destruction, stolen land

How we’re destroying the environment and human rights , one snack at a time. A delegation from the Supplychainge project consortium went to Indonesia during the summer of 2016 in order to investigate the palm oil supply chain. The result is a report that offers a summary of background information about palm oil and its problematic. The...

Everything you need to know about the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project
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Everything you need to know about the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project

In January 2015 we joined 28 civil society organizations from across Europe as well as partners from the Global South to challenge super markets to stock fair and sustainable ‘own brand’ products.  The Supply Cha!nge project has seen us engage with retail professionals, EU policy makers and consumers alike with the mission to identify and...

Spot the alien fish campaign
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Spot the alien fish campaign

Friends of the Earth Malta is collaborating in a University of Malta citizen science campaign dealing with non-indigenous alien fish species. Headed by Prof. Alan Deidun (Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Science), and with the co-operation of the International Ocean Institute, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection...

Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web
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Untangling the Bayer-Monsanto merger web

The food system is coming under increasing corporate control, and Europe’s industrial model of farming and food consumption is destroying people and the planet. The potential Bayer-Monsanto deal is one in a series of mergers in the agriculture-chemicals sector, with a Dow Chemical-DuPont deal and a Syngenta-ChemChina merger already approved by the European Commission. The...

Therapy through Nature project kicks off with gardening workshop & clean-up
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Therapy through Nature project kicks off with gardening workshop & clean-up

In the Therapy through Nature project, Friends of the Earth Malta has partnered with the Richmond Foundation to engage their clients and support staff in nature therapy activities at the garden of Villa Chelsea, a therapeutic community managed by the Richmond Foundation that provides a residential and day community-based programme and respite care for persons...

Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing
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Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing

Friends of the Earth Malta has been calling for environmental improvements since 1985 and, thirty years on we face much greater problems than we did then. While environmental awareness has increased, Malta faces a variety of environmental problems related to land use, waste, transport, agriculture, energy, the sea, and biodiversity. Malta has lost far too...

Through the Lens – Nature exhibition
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Through the Lens – Nature exhibition

The final event of the Through the lens project will consist of an exhibition portraying the nature photography work taken in Malta’s Natura 2000 sites by our youth participants. The exhibition will open on Friday at 6pm (till 10pm) and Saturday from noon till 5pm at the MCVS Centre in Melita Street Valletta (click for directions)....