Why Malta desperately needs more trees
August 2, 2017August 2, 2017
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Why Malta desperately needs more trees

Despite the objective necessity to make Malta greener, trees do not enjoy particularly high respect here. Every week we are presented with disquieting images of trees being uprooted and replaced with yet another concrete structure. It is time to challenge the current under appreciation of trees and to recognize their indispensible role in our everyday...

The best time to act is now
July 28, 2017September 5, 2017
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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...

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)....

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...