The Valletta 2018 Foundation is endorsing Action Planet, an environmental education project that will culminate in a month long exhibition at St James Cavalier in Valletta between the 16th February and 18th March 2018. The project brings together schools, higher education institutions, NGOs, organisations, businesses and government ministries to work together to look realistically at the challenges and potential solutions that Malta faces in order to become more sustainable.
The project looks at how our lifestyle choices are affecting our environment and consequently our health and wellbeing. It is primarily a student led project in which the children engage in education incentives, workshops, clean ups and research projects. Students of different ages and disciplines are involved in every part of the process.
Collaborators for this project include Nature Trust, FEE, EkoSkola, MCAST, WasteServ, Spazju Kreattiv and CRPD. Project goals include creating a strong, diverse and inclusive network whose focus is proactive education and lasting change, to create an arena where ideas, knowledge, skills and creativity can be developed and shared, and to stimulate children and young adults to become leaders to take action and make positive decisions that safeguard the wellbeing of the planet for future generations.
The project was launched in September 2017 with schools and higher education institutes. School children will be undertaking research projects and clean-ups between September 2017 and January 2018.