Mal­tese youths fi­nal­ists in “Pro­fes­sor Mári­oRuivo Prize” Euro­pean en­vi­ron­men­tal con­test

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Chris­tine An­gele Mizzi and Mat­tija Caru­ana, are two teens who took part in the “Pro­fes­sor Mári­oRuivo Prize” pro­ject con­test on the theme “Your Ocean, Your Fu­ture”. This is a Euro­pean en­vi­ron­men­tal con­test open to teams of young peo­ple aged 11 – 16 years old.

They have reached the fi­nal stage where three fi­nal­ist teams are cho­sen to im­ple­ment their pro­ject in the com­mu­nity.

They are com­pet­ing against two teams from Ire­land.

“We got to know about this con­test through a school web­site and both of us thought that this would be the per­fect pro­ject for us who are both ea­ger to help when we can to make our Mal­tese en­vi­ron­ment ev­ery day bet­ter. We brain­stormed ideas on prac­ti­cal ways to keep our oceans cleaner and we even talked to two marine ex­perts who gave us a lot of help.We en­tered this con­test with the pro­posal to have bins with lids, to min­imise the im­pact on the oceans, and pro­mote re­spon­si­ble en­vi­ron­men­tal be­hav­iour. This way, we will en­sure that on windy days the trash will not be blown away into our seas. Our pro­posal was ac­cepted by the or­gan­is­ers, and we were given a sum of money to be able to ac­tu­ally do what we had pro­posed, ”they said

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