PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR ENERGY, ENTERPRISE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Valley clean-up campaign leading to 1,500 new trees
More than 1,500 trees will be planted thanks to the Parks Malta Cleaning Campaign. Parks Malta, together with entities, local councils and voluntary organizations, have spent the past few months clearing various valleys as part of an environmental awareness campaign.
Parks Malta committed to planting two trees for every tonne of waste collected. Since more than 750 tonnes of waste were collected, more than 1,500 indigenous trees will be planted across different valleys.
Bringing the campaign to a close at Wied il-Għasel, Sustainable Development Minister Miriam Dalli thanked all the participating partners for the time dedicated.
More than 20 organizations took part in this campaign, including Din l-Art Ħelwa, the Girl Guides of Birżebbuġa and Raniero’s Adventures, supported by Parks Malta’s employees. Furthermore, a number of government entities joined this campaign such as the Energy and Water Agency and Enemed. This campaign was carried out with the support of Parks Malta.
“It is something to be commended when different organisations come together and contribute their time towards the common good. At the same time, this campaign should serve as a reminder that protecting the environment also means not dumping waste. Parks Malta collected 750 tonnes of waste in a few months from a number of valleys. As Parks Malta commit to planting more trees and taking care of them, visitors should commit to act responsibly,” Miriam Dalli said.
On his part, the Director General of Parks Malta Adrian Attard said that such initiatives support the conservation of our country’s natural environment.