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AIR POLLUTION

AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution is a global environmental issue that affects and jeopardizes the health and well-being of billions of people around the world including our home, Cyprus. We are an island in the Mediterranean and despite our small size and population, we as a country...

Food waste in Italy

Food waste in Italy

A third of the food produced in the world is wasted, and in Italy alone this loss is worth as much as 9 billion euros a year. The European Union has come up with a precise definition of what constitutes food waste. EU Directive 2018/851 states that the concept of...

When does climate change end?

When does climate change end?

Climate change is a very negative aspect of our modern society. Evolution has had a bad impact on our planet. There are multiple causes of climate change. Some most important causes are: - burning coal, oil and gas produce carbon dioxide to produce electricity -...

Bio waste – (Re)Shaping our tomorrow

Bio waste – (Re)Shaping our tomorrow

"Bio-technology in my world - Experiential Learning Program" A workshop was held in our school, as part of the program "Bio-technology in my world - Program for experiential learning" which is implemented in partnership by UNICEF, UNDP, Center for Vocational Education...

EARTH HOUR

EARTH HOUR

In 2007, a new friendly environmental event started around the world. It is called EARTH HOUR and it is celebrated every year on March, 23rd. Foor one hour, people and institutions are encouraged to switch off their lights to show symbolic support for the...

AIR POLLUTION – THE MODERN ENVIRONMENTAL ENEMY

AIR POLLUTION – THE MODERN ENVIRONMENTAL ENEMY

Air pollution is represented by chemicals in the air that can harm the health of humans, animals, and plants. Most air pollution is created by people working in factories, using cars, or planes. Air pollution is most common in large...

CARNIVAL BETWEEN FUN AND POLLUTION

CARNIVAL BETWEEN FUN AND POLLUTION

People know what’s happen? Every year, during carnival parades in the streets and in public places confetti is thrown by adults and children also from the papier-mâché wagons.People throw also streamers, colored foams and there is loud music; all this creates noise...

Public assembly No more fires Palermo

Public assembly No more fires Palermo

In the past year, a city initiative was born to address the social, environmental and political aspects of this emergency. In recent months, our region (Sicily) has been hit by numerous fires that have destroyed thousands of hectares of land, causing irreparable...

What are you doing to our planet?

What are you doing to our planet?

Soil pollution is a big issue for our planet. We know that the soil offers us our food, because it is the place where everything grows. The plants take their minerals and vitamins from it, but nowadays we find it difficult to have clean areas to plant, grow and...

At risk 109 specific food products from Sicily

At risk 109 specific food products from Sicily

How is it possible that in a few years typical products can disappear? Whose fault is it? The right answer is climate change. The BonusFinder Italy team conducted a study that looked at all regions of Italy (and thus Sicily as well) and identified which food products...

Are you hungry?

Are you hungry?

Modern society brought various bad aspects, such as pollution, plastic, diseases and even food waste. When we think about food, we think about people having at least a meal each day. But studies around the world show that there are regions where food is a luxury....

green living 101: building sustainable habitats

green living 101: building sustainable habitats

When we talk about sustainable habitats what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Amazing ecosystems that we can look at for days and wonder how they work or a nice clean park that people can hang out and spend time in. A sustainable habitat is a habitat or an...

A plastic free life

A plastic free life

Plastic is one of the most common materials in the world. We can't make it a day without using it, because it is flexible, light and durable.But it has a big minus: it is the main source of pollution. Today less than 10% from the amount of plastic is recycled and it...

Burning Up: 2023 Sets New Records as the Hottest Year on Earth

Burning Up: 2023 Sets New Records as the Hottest Year on Earth

In the blink of an eye, 2023 has etched its name in the annals of history as the hottest year our planet has ever witnessed. Climate change, once a distant threat, is now banging on our doors, demanding immediate attention. The scorching heatwaves, melting ice caps,...

Green transportation 

Green transportation 

Green transportation to reduce the negative impact of transportation on the environment Traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles emit harmful pollutants into the air such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter, contributing to air pollution and...

Liquid crisis: the fight against water pollution

Liquid crisis: the fight against water pollution

When most of us think of water, we think of it as a clear, clean substance that is necessary to sustain life. Well, not all of us are privileged enough to think about it that way. Water pollution is not only murky water but can also be polluted by...

Palermo plastic free

Palermo plastic free

Consistent effort and attention today will enable us to still have a Planet tomorrow. This is the slogan under which the plastic collection event is held in Foro Italico each year.On this occasion all volunteers of all ages and from various parts of the city dedicate...

Do you want to go for a green ride?

Do you want to go for a green ride?

Known as the speed century, the 21st century also has its bad aspects. In a very developed world, people want to get to work in a blink of an eye. Using personal cars, this can be achieved easily, because this freedom of movement has grown so much.  But how can...

How do we manage to stop FOOD WASTE­­?

How do we manage to stop FOOD WASTE­­?

 Not every single being of the human population is aware of how much food we waste. Hundreds, thousands, millions of people all over the world are fighting for a piece of bread and here we are on the other side picking whether we should eat white or black bread. The...

Resolving environmental issues on soil protection

Resolving environmental issues on soil protection

Soil pollution is a global problem which affects all living creatures on our planet. So, this raises the question: „What is soil pollution?”. Soil pollution is defined as the presence of toxic chemicals (pollutants or contaminants) in soil, in high enough...

Water pollution – what can we do?

Water pollution – what can we do?

Air, Sun, Water.... The three most important elements of our lives.  We breathe from the first second of our lives, we need sun for vitamin D and for plants to grow and we need water to hydrate our bodies.  All around us there is something that has water in...

Let’s do it, Romania! 

Let’s do it, Romania! 

Known as the major event of the year, Let's do it, Romania! gathers people from all the corners of our country and for one day they clean all the garbage from streets, parks, forests, national roads, fields and mountains.  This event has a lot of support from...

What about soil

What about soil

Soil pollution is one of the most serious forms of pollution because it jeopardizes the presence of fertile soil and results in substantial disruption of ecosystems and serious loss of biodiversity. It consists of the presence of chemical and toxic agents that alter...

MODES AND BENEFITS OF GREEN TRANSPORT

MODES AND BENEFITS OF GREEN TRANSPORT

Our carbon footprint is greatly influenced by our choice of transportation. By implementing innovative and digital solutions for public transport, cycling, walking, and other forms of sustainable mobility, we can make our cities and our environment cleaner and...

International day of clean air for blue skies

International day of clean air for blue skies

International Clean Air Day, which is celebrated on September 7th every year, is a day dedicated to awareness of the importance of maintaining clean air and the fight against pollution of the air we breathe. In the following few points, we will explore the...

The summer of wildfires in Sicily

The summer of wildfires in Sicily

Hot summer but not only because of the heat but also because of the numerous fires Like every summer or maybe more we have had so many fires especially in Palermo and its province. Unfortunately, year after year these events occur more and more frequently causing...

A NEW ERA

A NEW ERA

What do I mean by 'a new era'? I imagine a new era as a time of drastic change, where both people and animals must adapt to new living conditions. The invention and subsequent widespread use of plastic marked the first phase of this new era. From my perspective, this...

The food waste challenge

The food waste challenge

Introduction All around the world, food waste is a serious issue that countries are facing. As children, you would have probably been told to eat all the food on your plate and not leave any. However, as adults, many people still don't fully understand the problems...

Transportation: The Less The Greener

Transportation: The Less The Greener

Introduction Green, or sustainable, transport refers to ways of transportation that are sustainable in terms of their social and environmental impacts.  Right now, transportation is taking up a quarter of global emissions,...

The Peril of Water Pollution

The Peril of Water Pollution

Introduction   Water pollution remains one of the most pressing environmental challenges on the planet. As the world's population grows and industrialization advances, waterways face a constant barrage of pollutants that harm the environment and human health. This...

PLASTIC POLLUTION

PLASTIC POLLUTION

What is plastic and why is it here?  In 1862 Alexander Parkes introduced the first ever plastic and it was held at the London International Exhibition.  The new material was named Parksine in the name of Alexander Parkes, and it was then marketed as an...

Small Steps, Big Impact

Small Steps, Big Impact

Embracing Sustainable Habits for a Greener Future In a world facing increasing environmental challenges, adopting sustainable habits has become more critical than ever. While it may seem daunting, even small changes in our daily routines can have a significant...

Small steps for a better future

Small steps for a better future

Can we help our planet during the vacation on beach? Yes, you don't even have to work that hard, it requires just a few things and with a little desire we can do a good action for our planet.First thing would be to be aware that garbage should not be left on the...

Earth Cry

Earth Cry

A lyric statement The Earth is dying. So let me tell you now, We’re all screwed. Don’t tell us that We can decrease poverty, We can stop the trees from being cut down We can minimize pollution. It’s too late to change anything. And we don’t trust anyone who says: WE...

WILDFIRES IN CYPRUS

WILDFIRES IN CYPRUS

by HuskMusk Introduction Wildfires are a major issue that is causing havoc and destruction around the world, and Cyprus is no exception. With a high concentration of forests and dry vegetation, Cyprus is particularly susceptible to wildfires. The island has witnessed...

Plastic pollution during Covid 19

Plastic pollution during Covid 19

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues: the production of disposable plastic items is overwhelming our ability to manage them. Plastics made from fossil fuels are over a century old. The production and development of thousands of...

HOW CAN WE AVOID WASTING FOOD?

HOW CAN WE AVOID WASTING FOOD?

The reasons why food is thrown away are innumerable, but often very little sense. Food waste is a useless waste of resources, energy and money. Waste in the kitchen:When we talk about food waste in the usual sense, we mean the accumulation and/or preparation of food...

Is your life GREEN?

Is your life GREEN?

In the modern world, it has become very important for most people to take up a new life, an eco-friendly way of leaving, because day by day and generation by generation we understand that all our actions cand destroy the environment.But what can be done? How can we...

Taming plastic: environmental responsibility

Taming plastic: environmental responsibility

When it comes to environmental protection the plastic waste always has been an issue. But plastic still is very useful in our everyday life and it’s hard for many companies in the economic industry to find a way to provide another material that is as cheap and as...

Global warming and how to fight it

Global warming and how to fight it

Over the past one to two centuries global warming has become a serious problem. This long-term issue has an impact on everything from animal life to mankind and the functions of our planet. Harmful human activities such as burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests...

Today is World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day

What is World Environment Day and why is it celebrated? World Environment Day is a worldwide day of celebration proclaimed in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated every year on June 5. Each edition has a theme as a common thread that links all...

Can you breathe?

Can you breathe?

Imagine this….you are at the mountains admiring the view. You enjoy every moment of it, but now open your eyes. Do you like the reality? Do you like what you see?Unfortunately, air pollution is one of the biggest issues of our modern world. We like change, we like what makes our lives easier, but we can’t see how dangerous is everything for our Mother Nature.

The IIS Danilo Dolci is different

The IIS Danilo Dolci is different

Why is the institution syddenly cleaner? After various awerness projects aimed at the students of the Danilo Dolci Institute located in Partinico, the latter have become the protagonist of an initiative to promote separate waste collection. The initiative was born...

Not everything is what you expect!

Not everything is what you expect!

EVEN ELECTRIC CARS POLLUTE… Many think that by buying an electric car they can reduce the pollution of the planet compared to traditional cars. Electric cars pollute less from an atmospheric point of view, emitting about 75g/km which is equivalent to about 69% less...

EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY

Are there the other planets where man could live? Or we need to start taking care of our own planet Earth. Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. (To find out more about how it all began...

Sustainable Easter-how to be green during the holidays

Sustainable Easter-how to be green during the holidays

With the arrival of the holidays we often forget sustainability, we offer you the solution-here is a super delicious anti-waste recipe. To this idea we arrived by following one of The 7 WWF tips for a sustainable Easter How to use leftover Easter(chocolate) eggs? Make...

Every drop creates an ocean – Local initiatives

Every drop creates an ocean – Local initiatives

It is know that in life people should be patient and determined if they want to succeed. But what if they guide all this patience and determination towards creating useful activities which can be useful and meaningful for the entire world?

Bertolino: Where do you discharge?

Bertolino: Where do you discharge?

Partinico - The Nocella, located between the beaches of Trappeto and Balestrate, is now the focus of local media attention because of the results of its water analysis. The data are extremely discouraging since the level of phosphorous and ammonia present was found to...

SOS – the water supply is running out

SOS – the water supply is running out

Have you ever thought about how would your life be without water? Of course not. When this vital source is offered to us all the time, it is nearly impossible to imagine that we can ever run out of it. And despite this way of thinking, there are deserted regions where...

Is breathing becoming a luxury?

Is breathing becoming a luxury?

„Be a part of the revolution against the air pollution; let’s make a revolution and a human contribution for a better nature solution“. Air pollution has major impact over health issues in most parts of our country. These health issues refer not only to people but to...

The Willow Project threatens planet Earth

The Willow Project threatens planet Earth

Climate changes, the world has been changing for a while now, however we only noticed a few decades ago. We have been polluting the earth ever since adapted to a “better” modern way of life. The Willow Project is one of the many ways we are threatening the earth, the...

Radiation in your water: Good or bad?

Radiation in your water: Good or bad?

Many people aren’t aware of what’s in the water they are drinking. This begs the question, should we be concerned about the radiation in our water? Radioactive materials, also called radio-nuclides are both naturally occurring and human made. Radio-nuclides from...

EVERY BREATH WE TAKE

EVERY BREATH WE TAKE

Do you know that the average adult breathes approximately 20,000 times a day? This requires 10,000 litres of air, good quality air, if we are to remain healthy. In Cyprus this is questionable. EVERY MOVE WE MAKE There are many contributors to air pollution in Cyprus:...

Ohrid pearls.

Ohrid pearls.

Queen Elisabeth is shocked… How long will she be able to enrich her jewellery collection??? Natural pearls last 150 years, but the Ohrid pearls last forever. – say the locals from Ohrid. Ohrid pearls are hand made art. The base is taken by scrubbing the inside of...

How close can you bare a bear?

Have you ever wondered how fast can you run while taking out the trash? Well, a hungry bear can reach even 56 km/h. Trash bears Brașov is a big city in the middle of Romania and it is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The statistics show that Brașov is one of...

Nature rebellion

Nature rebellion

An accident happened in the Marmolade glacier a group of tourists die. Marmolada-Unpredictable event caused by the melting of glaciers. We mix the two concepts of pollution and climate change but they are two different aspects of...

Micro-plastic in Macedonia: are they harmful to us

Micro-plastic in Macedonia: are they harmful to us

As plastic waste proliferates around the world, an essential question remains unanswered: What harm, if any, does it cause to human health? Scientists are rushing to study the tiny plastic specks that are in marine animals — and in us. Scientists have since seen...