How sustainable are you?

SCP leader:                          Ms Marouska Azzopardi Duca

Participating school:      St Clare College, San Gwann Primary School

Students’ Age:                    5-10 years

Project time frame:          Project Year 1

  • Research question: What was the research question? What are the underlying regional problems?
  1. How can we reduce waste in our school and the community?
  2. What practices can reduce the use of disposable plastics?
  3. How can we influence our families to adopt sustainable lifestyles?
  • Approach: How did you proceed?

The Eco-Schools Committee developed a questionnaire about sustainable choices and conducted a survey among the students’ families. The results were collated, analysed and compiled in a report. This initiated a series of actions focusing on developing habits that reduce waste.

  • Solution: What are your findings?

The majority of households have heard about sustainability and are adopting different practices that can be defined sustainable. Albeit, there are still households that are not willing to change their unsustainable practices. Although aware of eco-friendly products, families tend not to buy them mostly because they are too expensive compared to other products. There was also a marked lack of awareness about microplastics.

  • Recommendation: What solutions have you developed for the regional problem(s)?

The data collected during the survey will help the Eco-Schools Committee make informed decisions when compiling the Action Plan which will develop a strategy to promote more sustainable choices among the families in San Gwann.

  • Dissemination: How did you promote your recommendations?

The results of the project were shared with the rest of the school during a special assembly. The school’s social media disseminated the results among the community of San Gwann.

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