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Workshop on Waste Management and Local Sustainable Agriculture – Active Citizen Education

The Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning, and Employability cordially invites you to the following Active Citizen Education (ACE) workshop:

Learning more so we look better: A look at waste management and local sustainable agriculture.

An Active Citizen Education Workshop (ACE) in collaboration with Friends of the Earth.

It is well proven that being active within the community is beneficial for individuals, the community, and the wider world around them. Being active citizens helps people feel a sense of belonging and unites people to make the changes required for the wellbeing of society.

The Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability is organising a series of activities in collaboration with different organisations to explore and promote this concept further. The activities involved various non-formal teaching and learning strategies and focus on different aspects of becoming an engaged member of the community.

By attending these workshops, participants could:

  • Define the term active citizenship
  • Define democracy, citizens’ rights, and inclusion
  • Explore the benefits of being an active citizen for the self and society
  • Identify one or more actions one can take to be an active citizen through sustainability

We encourage the general public to register and participate in the next interactive event that is being organised in collaboration with Friends of the Earth. The ‘Learning more so we look better: A look at waste management and local sustainable agriculture’ workshop, which will be facilitated by Anne Marie Apap (project coordinator with Friends of the Earth) and Annalise Falzon (project assistant with Friends of the Earth), will have the following learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to distinguish between recyclable & non-recyclable plastics in household waste
  • Come up with alternatives to single-use plastics in day-to-day life
  • Learn how to create a DIY composting system at home
  • Learn about seasonal availability of local produce and its benefits
  • Identify local pollinator species and their role in sustainable local agriculture

Refreshments will be available, and in the spirit of sustainability, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cup/bottle to help us avoid generating plastic waste. We look forward to seeing you at this workshop!

Click here to register.

You must be 18+ years old to register for this event.

This workshop is free of charge.

Date: Monday 17th July 2023
Time: 09:00 – 12:30
Venue: Lifelong Learning Centre, Qrejten Street, Msida (Corner with Junior College)