YRE AND ECO-SCHOOLS STUDENTS UNITED IN MALTA TO RAISE AWARENESS ON LITTER POLLUTION
In most cases, YRE and Eco-Schools join forces. As a committee, the Eco-Schools conduct the campaign and work to raise awareness. The reporters report on what the school is doing. The teachers often include the Litter Less Campaign in their language lessons, IT, Math and Environmental studies. Schools with media students are including the campaign in their routine work. Other schools opt to leave it as extra curricular, depending on the students.
One particular school invited a popular TV presenter in Malta to conduct a debate on litter. The students contributed in the investigation, research, and promotion phases. And the YRE students reported the event.
Another school worked closely with the local council to clean up the village and raise awareness through boards, adding more bins to the village and engaging with the local shop vendors. For Christmas, a giant Christmas tree was built out of plastic bottles.
Additionally, all schools participating in the campaign were invited to attend an informative session about litter and its consequences, followed by a turtle release - where 3 injured turtles were release back into the wild. After the workshops and the release, the students also participated in a clean up on the beach, with particular focus on micro-plastics