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.
How can communities resist aggressive development? Wirt iż-Żejtun shares a recipe for success.
It is through re-establishing compassionate connections between people and abolishing the social hierarchy that nature can once again be valued.
A coalition for protecting the remaining open spaces should include all those groups that have an interest in maintaining it: eNGOs, local councils, fireworks enthusiasts, hunters, trappers, and ERA.
Solidarity and community organising enabled festa enthusiasts to curb development of open spaces for a number of times. But how long will community spirit safeguard the remaining open space, if the popularity of festa declines?
The planned Chiswick House School in Pembroke is a testimony to the lack of social and environmental justice.