Workshops held by Nature Trust Malta

The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international program run by the Foundation for Environmental Education and locally managed by Nature Trust – FEE (Malta). It serves as a platform for students to express their environmental concerns through investigative journalism, including article writing, photography, and videos.

As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), YRE collaborated with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Wasteserv. The goal was to equip students with the skills and insights necessary to become effective environmental influencers when sharing their work. Four sessions were conducted, with three in Malta and one in Gozo, attracting 115 youths from ten different schools.

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ led engaging workshops covering topics such as carbon footprints, the 6 Rs, and public speaking, providing attendees with hands-on skills. Ms. Maria Farrugia from Wasteserv shared valuable insights and information about the current waste situation in the islands. The YRE coordination team facilitated sessions to help students understand the program better and encouraged them to be agents of change through their reporting. Practical tips on producing high-quality videos were also provided.

A highlight of these sessions was the presence of Ms. Samira Axiak, a local influencer and YRE alumna. She inspired students through her work related to environmental well-being and thrifting.

More information on the programme can be found on the local and international websites. and [email protected].  For more information contact Ms Audrey Gauci, YRE National Coordinator, on [email protected]