En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter launches Bub­ble Fes­ti­val

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Min­is­ter for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment, the En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change José Her­rera ad­dressed the launch of this year’s Bub­ble Fes­ti­val which will be held be­tween the 23rd and the 25 Septem­ber 2016.

The fes­ti­val is held at the end of every summer to raise funds for a va­ri­ety of green and hu­man­i­tar­ian causes, with 100% of prof­its go­ing to char­i­ta­ble causes.

“I was very pleased to learn that dur­ing last year’s fes­ti­val, €13,000 were raised dur­ing The Bub­ble Fes­ti­val and do­nated to the Gaia Foun­da­tion, WhyNot? and Right2Smile,” stated Dr Her­rera.

Min­is­ter Her­rera em­pha­sised the im­por­tant role that NGOs such as The Bub­ble and its col­lab­o­ra­tors play lo­cally, par­tic­u­larly eNGOs such as the Gaia Foun­da­tion, which are en­trusted by the Mal­tese author­i­ties to co-man­age the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing our beau­ti­ful coast­line and unique fauna.

The ded­i­ca­tion and ef­fort that go into the pro­tec­tion of our en­vi­ron­ment by eNGOs were strongly com­mended by the Min­is­ter, and he hoped that the co­op­er­a­tion that ex­ists be­tween the lo­cal author­i­ties and such NGOs con­tin­ues to flour­ish.

Delv­ing into The Bub­ble Fes­ti­val’s var­ied pro­gramme, Min­is­ter Her­rera was pleased to note that the or­gan­is­ers’ in­ten­tion is to cre­ate pos­i­tive aware­ness of the en­vi­ron­ment, the arts and our com­mu­nity.

“Pub­lic aware­ness is piv­otal to the en­hance­ment of our en­vi­ron­ment. I au­gur that the or­gan­is­ers con­tinue build­ing on last year’s suc­cess”, con­cluded Min­is­ter José Her­rera.

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