World Environment Day celebrations held in Wied il-Lunzjata
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On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono, announced that the Ministry for Gozo has identified four new sites for tree planting in Gozo, which are in Xaghra, Nadur, the Three Hills Garden and Mgarr. Work is due to start on the sites over the coming weeks
Meanwhile, about 60 students who attend the Gozo Centre for Arts and Crafts, participated in the programme of activities organised by the Ministry for Gozo on the occasion of World Day for the Environment, with this years theme Many Species. One Planet, One Future.
The activities were concentrated at Wied il-Lunzjata, between Victoria and Kercem, they included stories for children between 5 and 7 years, session work work made from recycled materials, drawing, another session of lace for children, plant care, feeding sheep, games for children and a variety of activities for everyone.
In her message on the occasion of this world day, the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono said that is not enough that these activities raise awareness about the importance of "safeguarding the environment." Everyone should do their share and take action to help in protecting the various species on our planet.
Through these activities, Gozo today joined Malta and more than hundred other countries around the world to commemorate this day, which has been celebrated since 1972.