How did it happen that everything previously labelled as misery and poverty became symbolic of good intent and care for environment in just a couple of decades? Progress: it seems that we have been there without knowing.
The stakes are too high to simply carry on with the ‘growth at all costs’ mantra. It is time to implement alternatives. Let us see what post-growth could look like.
There is nature within urban areas, it is only somewhat hidden. Elena Portelli from Akustika Project, whose bat conservation initiative involves citizen science, illuminates on how the project is beneficial for protecting the urban environment and heritage.
The Bluefin tuna policy has deeper ramifications than ‘slime’ in our swimming zones. The consequences of the policy have an impact on the ecosystems, the socio-economic profile of the fishing communities, the diving industry and the Maltese social fabric at large.
The essential step to resolving Malta’s waste crisis is to stop the futile and opportunistic finger-pointing, understand the underlying causes and consider the sensible solutions.
The question is not whether we will run out of physical land (although in a country as small as Malta this is physically possible), but rather what kind of society do we want to be. Do we want to depend on imports? Do we want to do away with agriculture altogether?
Another referendum on Spring hunting will not resolve Malta’s top conservation conflict.