More than 2,000 trees planted in Malta’s school grounds

More than 2,000 trees have been planted in school playgrounds in the latest effort to make Malta greener. Hundreds of pupils and teachers from across the Maltese Islands got digging as part of a schools project organised by Nature Trust Malta. The Learning About Forests initiative has soared in popularity since it was launched with […]

Malta’s largest hospital installs free water ‘top-up taps’

Malta’s largest state-run hospital will become home to more than 100 free drinking water stations in a bid to reduce waste and cut down on plastic. Mater Dei Hospital said a network of 115 purpose-built ‘top-up taps’ will be installed in waiting rooms, corridors and wards over the next four months. The water fountains will […]

10 little things you can do to help Malta’s environment

There aren’t many people unfamiliar with the effect climate change is having on our weather in the Maltese Islands. Here in Malta and Gozo, we’re experiencing increasingly hotter and drier summers as well as stormier winters according to the Met Office in Luqa. The environment is a big issue on almost everyone’s minds and the […]

Revealed: The 8 most beautiful roundabouts in Malta

Roundabouts can be beautiful – and these pictures prove it. A number of roundabouts in Malta have been given facelifts over the last few months, as part of the effort to make Malta a greener and cleaner place to live. Several junctions have been upgraded and transformed into little islands of calm amid a sea […]

What a load of rubbish! Gozo beauty spot gets a clean-up

It’s one of the most spectacular views in the Maltese Islands. And now the view from Nadur across to Comino and Malta looks even more stunning after a major clean-up of the countryside. A team of enthusiastic volunteers joined Nadur’s mayor Edward Said to help make a difference. One of the volunteers Nora Evison said: […]

Malta to join global climate strike march on Friday

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets of Valletta on Friday to demand action to tackle climate change. As part of a worldwide movement inspired by the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, people are being encouraged to protest against global warming. The Malta climate strike will start at around 5.30pm on Friday 20 […]

Malta to plant more than 6,700 trees this year

More than 6,700 trees will be planted in Malta this year as part of a €1 million project. Transport minister Ian Borg announced that indigenous species would be planted in 31 different locations across Malta by the end of 2019. They include Saqqajja Hill in Rabat, the Marsa Junction, Sir Alexander Ball Gardens in Safi, […]

Rescued turtle returns to the wild at Malta’s Gnejna Bay

A turtle has been released back into the wild after being rescued off the Maltese coast four days ago. Harry, the loggerhead turtle, was freed from Gnejna Bay on Monday morning by members of Nature Trust. He has also been microchipped for record purposes. Harry spent the weekend being nursed back to health after being […]

Plastic straws and cutlery to be banned in Canada

Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021. The proposal aims to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world’s seas and oceans. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the move less than five months before a national election which is likely to be dominated by climate change and […]

Malta’s students stage climate charge march

Hundreds of Maltese students have taken to the streets to demand action on climate change. They staged a protest in Valletta against what they see as the destruction of their future. The rally outside Malta’s Parliament was part of a global movement to fight against climate change. Tens of thousands of young people around the […]

Will Malta ban plastic straws and cotton buds?

Pressure is growing on Malta and other Commonwealth nations to ban the sale of plastic straws and cotton buds. Environmental campaigners say the move would help to protect our seas from the growing problem of plastic pollution. Theresa May told Commonwealth leaders that plastic straws would be outlawed across England ‘very soon’. She urged other […]

Plastic straws ‘to be banned in Malta by summer’

Plastic drinking straws could be banned in Malta as early as this summer, in a bid to clean up our seas and beaches. Bars, pubs and restaurants would be forced to use environmentally friendly alternatives such as paper. The EU announced the move after research showed an astonishing 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away […]

‘Disgraceful’ vandals rip up trees at Maltese beauty spot

Dozens of newly planted trees have been destroyed in a senseless act of vandalism at a Maltese beauty spot Some of the 150 saplings were chopped down while others completely uprooted at l-Ahrax tal-Mellieha. It’s believed the vandals attacked between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Members of the Federation for Hunting and Conservation planted trees […]