EkoSkola Parliament

Following our participation in the EkoSkola Summit last month, two members from our EkoSkola Committee participated in the 14h EkoSkola Parliament at The House of Representatives in Valletta on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Through the EkoSkola Parliament students from different schools express their concerns about issues that in some way or another affect the quality of life.

For more information click here:

https://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/fil-parlament-jitkellmu-fuq-kwistjonijiet-li-qed-ihassbuhom-fosthom-l-ambjent/?fbclid=IwAR03P9dMqlDcvHMmrZT2OYUY0jAIngbGnqfkSUhdhdlMmZ31BSxybx1gz5I

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Eco-Schools 9th Young People’s Summit

Our school participated in the Eco-Schools 9th Young People’s Summit, which took place on Friday 15th March at Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre, Wardija. The theme for this summit was We care about our future.

The three major issues that were discussed in this summit were:

  • Too much cars creating a lot of traffic
  • Marine waste (with an emphasis on plastic waste)
  • Lack of green open spaces because of too much buildings.

The concerns raised and the suggestions proposed will be collated into a declaration that will be presented to the MPs at the 14th EkoSkola Parliament Session later this year.

Our school was represented by 5 members of our EkoSkola Committee and they participated in the Marine waste workshop.

Eco-Schools 9th Young People’s Summit

Our school is going to participate in the Eco-Schools 9th Young People’s Summit, which will take place on Friday 15th March at Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre, Wardija. The theme for this summit is We care about our future.

The topic chosen by our school’s committee is: Marine waste (with an emphasis on plastic waste). This is a great opportunity to voice our concern about this major issue!

The following is a video which explains this major environmental concern:

The school will be represented by 5 members of our EkoSkola Committee.


Next Step: The Environmental Review

The second step in the Ekoskola programme is the Environmental Review.

The review aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity to address environmental issues that are relevant to the school community,
  • Inform the school community about the state of the school’s environment and the environmental impact of the school on its surroundings,
  • Identify aspects of the school’s environment that are not usually addressed,
  • Help the school community to prioritise its needs re-environmental management,
  • Facilitate the drawing up of an environmental action plan, and
  • Provide the tools necessary for monitoring the school’s progress re the implementation of the action plan.

There are a number of areas that we can work on. In order to be more focused, the committee voted for three areas of environmental concern to work on during the next two years.

Committee members counting the votes.

The three areas chosen are: WASTE MINIMISATION, WATER and ENERGY.

Informing

One of the roles of the EkoSkola Committee is to inform others about the progress of the work being done and raise awareness on environmental issues.

During the past weeks, committee members informed their respective classes about the steps of the EkoSkola programme and showed them our EkoSkola Committee website.

Great work!