EkoSkola in Parliament discusses the environment and plastic waste
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The Deputy Speaker Claudette Buttigieg led the thirteenth edition of EkoSkola in Parliament.
Among the topics discussed during this edition were water, energy, traffic, destruction of open spaces, building in our country, organic farming, protection of the marine environment, the need to reduce the use of plastic waste in our country and waste management, noise near schools, nutritional food and physical activity and voting at sixteen.
Children and young people, along with several parliamentarians, including the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana, discussed the varied subjects of national importance.
Dr Caruana has said that ten motions were put forward, two of which were by Gozitan students. A committee has also been set up with students in Gozo schools to jointly identify beneficial projects for Gozo and the Gozitans.
Public schools, church and independent schools all took part in the programme of activities organised by Nature Trust (Malta) and the Ministry for Education and Employment.
UNESCO, In 2014 recognised this initiative as a work that brings together the largest number of students worldwide who are studying the important concept of sustainable development.
The aim of the educational programme is to train children to come to better decisions and live their time in schools and communities in a clean environment. The Green Flag (Green Flag) which generally held in schools, is a sign that students and teachers are committed to a clean environment.
Photographs: DOI/Jeremy Wonnacott