The University’s Sustainability Team was named ‘Sustainability Team of the Year’ at the Nautilus Project’s annual World Ocean Day competition. The initiative, now in its third year, rewards schools and local businesses for their environmental efforts.
The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Together We Can’ to showcase the different ways in which Gibraltar has reduced its plastic and carbon footprint as a community. Winners were presented with certificates by Nautilus Project Founder Lewis Stagnetto and the Minister for Environment Dr John Cortes.
Gibraltar’s Eroski Center won the overall category and was awarded the first ‘Gibraltar Sustainable Business Award’. In addition, six finalists in the business category were presented with the following awards:
1st – Eve Rodriguez St Joseph’s First School
2nd – Chloe Mercieca St Joseph’s First School
3rd – Maiah Mifsud St Joseph’s First School
1st – Megan Edmunds Year 7 St Joseph’s Middle School
2nd – Lise Maier Perez Year 6 St Anne’s Middle School
3rd – Nevanna Porter Year 6 St Anne’s Middle School
1st – Alexandra Lester Year 12 Bayside School
2nd – Sheridan Povedano Year 11 Westside School
3rd – Angelica Bosco Year 8 Westside School
Year Group Category – Projects
Primary School Winner – Year 2 St Joseph’s First School with ‘Death of a Whale’
2nd – Year 2 St Bernard’s First School with ‘Why do we have so many jellyfish along our coastline ?
3rd – Year 3 Notre Dame First School with ‘Gibraltar and our environment’
Middle School Winner – Year 5 St Bernard’s Middle School with ‘Are we taking care of our dolphins?’
Highly Commended – Year 4 St Bernard’s Middle School with ‘Too good to waste’
Comprehensive School Winner – Year 8 Westside School with ‘Chasing Corals, Climate Change’
Overall School Winner – Gibraltar Sustainable School Award
Winner – Governor’s Meadow First School
2nd Place – Bishop Fitzgerald Middle School
3rd Place – St Anne’s Middle School