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Please do not step on the slopes – Ghajn Tuffieha

Climbing these slopes is very dangerous and critically increases the erosion process.


Please help us to protect the area by using the indicated path

 


About erosion: The archipelago of Malta is made of calcareous and clay rock formations and it is characterized by high coastal erosion. The clay has a softer consistency than the limestone. The power of the sea and the climatic conditions (mainly temperature, wind, humidity and exposure to the sun) act differentially on these rocks; in fact clays are being eroded faster than the limestone.


Sliding down along or climbing this clay slope induces the removal of clay sediments which fall downwards by gravity. These sediments are then removed by the sea.


Thank you for your collaboration.

Please do not step on the slopes – Ghajn Tuffieha

Climbing these slopes is very dangerous and critically increases the erosion process.


Please help us to protect the area by using the indicated path

 


About erosion: The archipelago of Malta is made of calcareous and clay rock formations and it is characterized by high coastal erosion. The clay has a softer consistency than the limestone. The power of the sea and the climatic conditions (mainly temperature, wind, humidity and exposure to the sun) act differentially on these rocks; in fact clays are being eroded faster than the limestone.


Sliding down along or climbing this clay slope induces the removal of clay sediments which fall downwards by gravity. These sediments are then removed by the sea.


Thank you for your collaboration.

Volunteers Needed

We Welcome Your Support

Volunteer and help us to build a better environment!

If you have some time free and would like to help us out in the propagation of endemics plants, feel free to contact us and be part of our volunteer programme all year round. In summer, extra help is needed to disseminate information, patrol the beach and participate in our awareness activities. Gaia also carries out a volunteer hosting programme through Erasmus (EVS). You can also apply for an internship with us. 

We offer FREE accommodation which covers expenses relating to rent of apartment, heating, water and electricity to our volunteers.

We will also provide you with a bicycle at no extra charge, to get around, and to get to work when you are staying in Malta. (If there are enough bicycles, also when you stay in Gozo)

We have been hosting volunteers from different countries since 1996. Placements are available on both a short term and a long term basis for local or foreign volunteers on most of our projects.

 Opportunities range from:

1. Working in our specialised plant nursery for indigenous and endemic plants
2. Guiding visitors around our project sites
3. Helping out in our organic olive grove
4. Giving a hand with the tree planting and seed gathering
5. Assisting our Gaia rangers on beach watch in the summer months

And much more!

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact us, tell us your interests and we’ll try to fit you in! 

Download the application form and email it to us. 

admin (at) projectgaia.org

 

Volunteers Needed

We Welcome Your Support

Volunteer and help us to build a better environment!

If you have some time free and would like to help us out in the propagation of endemics plants, feel free to contact us and be part of our volunteer programme all year round. In summer, extra help is needed to disseminate information, patrol the beach and participate in our awareness activities. Gaia also carries out a volunteer hosting programme through Erasmus (EVS). You can also apply for an internship with us. 

We offer FREE accommodation which covers expenses relating to rent of apartment, heating, water and electricity to our volunteers.

We will also provide you with a bicycle at no extra charge, to get around, and to get to work when you are staying in Malta. (If there are enough bicycles, also when you stay in Gozo)

We have been hosting volunteers from different countries since 1996. Placements are available on both a short term and a long term basis for local or foreign volunteers on most of our projects.

 Opportunities range from:

1. Working in our specialised plant nursery for indigenous and endemic plants
2. Guiding visitors around our project sites
3. Helping out in our organic olive grove
4. Giving a hand with the tree planting and seed gathering
5. Assisting our Gaia rangers on beach watch in the summer months

And much more!

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact us, tell us your interests and we’ll try to fit you in! 

Download the application form and email it to us. 

admin (at) projectgaia.org

 

Clean Sport

Promoting a culture of doping free sport amongst youth through:  facebook campaign: “keep tennis drug free” 

 

Professional athletes are the ultimate inspiration for youngsters seeking to develop their own athletic skills, either professionally or for their personal development. The use of doping in professional sport is known to have a very bad influence on today’s youth. In order to promote clean sport Gaia is coordinating an anti doping campaign in the sport of tennis.

 

This campaign is being conducted through the running of a dedicated facebook page named “keep tennis drug free”. It aims to keep the public informed about all developments of the anti doping programmes being applied to tennis, including

 

i. new regulations

ii. cases of doping, with judgements and penalties handed down,

 

iii. weaknesses existing in the said programmes that show the shortcomings of the tennis organisations and possible failure to seriously implement the international anti doping policies.  

Clean Sport

Promoting a culture of doping free sport amongst youth through:  facebook campaign: “keep tennis drug free” 

 

Professional athletes are the ultimate inspiration for youngsters seeking to develop their own athletic skills, either professionally or for their personal development. The use of doping in professional sport is known to have a very bad influence on today’s youth. In order to promote clean sport Gaia is coordinating an anti doping campaign in the sport of tennis.

 

This campaign is being conducted through the running of a dedicated facebook page named “keep tennis drug free”. It aims to keep the public informed about all developments of the anti doping programmes being applied to tennis, including

 

i. new regulations

ii. cases of doping, with judgements and penalties handed down,

 

iii. weaknesses existing in the said programmes that show the shortcomings of the tennis organisations and possible failure to seriously implement the international anti doping policies.  

Clean health and holistic living

Promoting information and awareness on:

 i. Nutrition

Gaia seeks to keep the public informed of the latest developments in food and nutrition. These include the benefits of certain foods, as well as the negative effects of certain food processing, such as food irradiation, over cooking, and additives like aspartame.

ii. Transparency in Big Pharma 

While people expect only the best service and products from pharmaceutical companies, these often come up short owing to the companies’ main objective to increase their profits, and with them the value of their shares. Gaia seeks to keep people informed of a number of holistic health issues that may arise as a result of some practices being carried out by Big Pharma. 

Clean health and holistic living

Promoting information and awareness on:

 i. Nutrition

Gaia seeks to keep the public informed of the latest developments in food and nutrition. These include the benefits of certain foods, as well as the negative effects of certain food processing, such as food irradiation, over cooking, and additives like aspartame.

ii. Transparency in Big Pharma 

While people expect only the best service and products from pharmaceutical companies, these often come up short owing to the companies’ main objective to increase their profits, and with them the value of their shares. Gaia seeks to keep people informed of a number of holistic health issues that may arise as a result of some practices being carried out by Big Pharma. 

Clean Air, Soil and Water

Clean crops – promoting organic farming

Organic farming sits at the top of the healthy food and agricultural best practices pyramids. Gaia is a member of the Malta Organic Agricultural Movement and seeks to:

i. increase public awareness of the benefits of organic food production and consumption

ii. assist farmers in converting to organic farming

iii. promote organic olive production

iv. produce its own organic olive oil.

 – highlighting problems of toxicity in Roundup and other herbicides and pesticides.

Gaia seeks to bring to the public domain the health concerns linked to the use of these agro chemicals, especially Monsanto’s Roundup, which is fast becoming one of the main pollutants that are having a negative impact on public health.

  ii. clean skies – promoting transparency, disclosure and regulation in climate engineering and weather modification

Following years of denial of anthropogenic (human caused) climate change, many of the same persons and companies within the establishment are now trying to promote climate engineering in a desperate effort to counter climate change while maintaining the status quo of excessive use of carbon fuels.

Climate engineering includes trying to reduce sunlight reaching the earth by increasing cloud cover through anthropogenic cloud formation in the upper stratosphere, that is, a process of global dimming to counter global warming. This process is innocuously being called “solar radiation management”. This is sheer madness, and science shows that if increased cloud formation takes place lower down, in the troposphere, where planes can fly, this would actually increase global warming, similar to the Venus effect, taking place on a planet that receives far less sunlight than Earth does, while reaching temperatures over 700 degree. Therefore attempts at solar radiation management may actually make the position even worse and led to runaway climate change. This is therefore considered to be amongst the most serious environmental problems that the earth is facing today.