Please Note: Gozonews.Com is now simply Gozo.News - Kindly update your bookmarks and links - Existing Gozonews.Com links should continue to function correctly

Litter Less Campaign winners from Malta & Gozo sweep into Stockholm

Email item Email item Print item Print item

Litter Less Campaign winners from Malta & Gozo sweep into StockholmThe Young Reporters for the Environment who won their country heat of the Litter Less Campaign competition in 2013 will be in Stockholm, Sweden, this weekend (24-26 January 2014) for an international environmental workshop focusing on the litter issue. Highlights of their meeting will include keynote speakers and practical sessions.

The 8 Young Reporters for the Environment from both Malta and Gozo, will be leaving Malta on Thursday 23 January. The students have all participated and won in last year’s Litter Less Campaign, and as part of the programme they will now be meeting 65 young reporters from international countries to participate in photography, videography and article writing workshops to improve their journalistic skills.

Swedish organisations have shared a specific litter, waste, or consumption issue with the students to report on. During the Saturday, the students will be reporting on the stories in teams. The outcomes will be transformed into an exhibition on Sunday.

The Litter Less Campaign, supported internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and the Wrigley Company Foundation, challenged students to use environmental journalism skills to showcase a litter issue via video, articles or photography.

The programme was open to participants from Canada, Latvia, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania and Slovakia in 2013. To find out more about the Litter Less Campaign visit www.yre-litterless.org.

Ahead of this weekend’s workshop, Maureen Jones, on behalf of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation, which financially supports the campaign and workshop, said “This is a great opportunity for these creative young people from ten countries around the world to come together and share different ways of addressing environmental waste issues. Learning from each other is one way to help bridge gaps and to help move us as individuals to a more sustainable future.”

Echoing this sentiment, Anna Normann, FEE’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Director, said: “It will be incredibly inspiring for these students to meet each other and share not only their passion for environmental journalism but the many innovative ideas they bring from different countries on how, together, we can educate for sustainable development.”

A group of 8 Young Reporters for the Environment from both Malta and Gozo will be leaving Malta on Thursday 23 January for a 3 day international meeting in Sweden. The students have all participated and won in last year’s Litter Less Campaign, and as part of the programme they will now be meeting 65 young reporters from international countries to participate in photography, videography and article writing workshops to improve their journalistic skills.

  • Permalink: Litter Less Campaign winners from Malta & Gozo sweep into Stockholm
  • You may also like...

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *