June 20, 2017June 19, 2017
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Over 250 NGOs launch alternative vision for Europe

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe including Friends of the Earth Malta, have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour...

Spot the alien fish campaign
May 26, 2017May 26, 2017
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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...

Therapy through Nature project kicks off with gardening workshop & clean-up
May 10, 2017May 26, 2017
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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
May 8, 2017May 25, 2017
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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
May 3, 2017May 4, 2017
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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)....

The battle to feed the world: David versus Goliath
April 17, 2017April 19, 2017
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The battle to feed the world: David versus Goliath

Monday the 17th April marks the International Day of Peasant Struggles. These ‘peasants’, or paysan in French, are the millions of small farmers who currently produce the majority of the world’s food. They are the David struggling against the agribusiness Goliath – the large corporations consolidating control over global food production. There is little in...

Nature secret weapon in fight for better health
April 15, 2017May 1, 2017
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Nature secret weapon in fight for better health

Research has found that failing to provide access to nature to deprived communities could entrench health inequality. A review of available evidence points to a strong link between lack of access to nature areas and poor health outcomes and inequality. It associates nature deprivation with higher obesity levels, mental health problems, and mortality rates. The...

‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry
April 5, 2017April 5, 2017
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‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Nature Trust Malta – NTM, Ramblers Malta, FAA Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Front Ħarsien ODZ and BirdLife Malta are concerned about an ODZ application (PA 01464/17) in the outskirts of Marsascala which is proposing the conversion of a long-abandoned quarry into a restaurant and other commercial outlets....

Stop sacrificing nature & human rights to make cookies!
December 8, 2016April 5, 2017
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Stop sacrificing nature & human rights to make cookies!

Friends of the Earth Malta has launched a petition under the European wide SUPPLY CHA!NGE project aimed at stopping abuse against nature and indigenous peoples in the supply chains of European businesses. The SUPPLY CHA!NGE project has looked at the international industries supplying Europe with cheap agricultural raw materials from the global south, and found...

Stop squeezing out the orange juice workers
October 14, 2016May 11, 2017
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Stop squeezing out the orange juice workers

Twenty five thousand people from around Europe are asking to “stop the squeeze out and make orange juice fair”, The petition launched by members of the international SUPPLY CHA!NGE campaign carried out a stunt in front of the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. Caged in a massive trolley they attracted the attention of 100s of...