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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate
January 23, 2019February 8, 2019
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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Update (08/02/2019) : Following the Environment and Development Planning Committee as requested by NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils the draft deal to hand over hundreds of thousands of square metres of land to the Corinthia Group to develop into a six-star hotel, apartments and retail space in St Julian’s has been sent back to...

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,...

Win a FREE Cooking Workshop
December 4, 2018January 8, 2019
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Win a FREE Cooking Workshop

Pledge to support sustainable farming  Are you passionate about supporting sustainable farming practices? Do you think food should be good for our health, safeguard our environment, and support the farmers producing it? Take the pledge to support Sustainable Food and be in the running to win a prize! Competition Take a photo of either a recipe...

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...

Farmers, consumers and activists come together across Europe to call for urgent change of food and farming
October 25, 2018October 25, 2018
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Farmers, consumers and activists come together across Europe to call for urgent change of food and farming

Join us to push for good food & good farming at Ta’Qali farmers’ market on the 27th of October This October Friends of the Earth Malta with our partners all over Europe, invite people to raise their voices to ensure that policies support farmers, the environment and climate-friendly agriculture that is tied into local economies...

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...

UN climate report shows Europe must kick fossil fuel addiction
October 9, 2018October 25, 2018
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UN climate report shows Europe must kick fossil fuel addiction

The fossil fuel age has to end: that’s the message of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. To have any chance of avoiding the chaos, droughts and rising tides of 1.5 degrees or more of global warming, we must massively and speedily transform our society to kick our fossil fuel addiction. The EU must...

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...