Although festas are primarily known for their great food, parties and community activities, they have also gained an infamous reputation for producing a lot of waste.
Thankfully, there are organisations like the Żgħażagħ Brijużi Dinglin who have decided to take matters into their own hands and are making some subtle changes to their festa to make it both sustainable and fun.
Żgħażagħ Brijużi Dinglin is a group of young people who organise fundraising activities in aid of the Dingli festa… and they’re adding an eco-friendly touch to 2019
For this year’s majjalata (a traditional spitroast involving a whole lot of pork and good vibes) in celebration of Santa Marija, the group is encouraging the people of Dingli to bring along their own reusable cups, plates and utensils, in an attempt to reduce the use of disposables.
With 500 people attending, Żgħażagħ Brijużi Dinglin have quite the challenge ahead of them, but they hope that their initiative can help raise awareness on the impact our actions can have on the environment, whilst also setting a precedent that moves away from using single-use plastics at big public events.
After the majjalata is over, the Dingli community will donate any extra food to a charity of their choice, with the Brijużi Dinglin there to offer a helping hand and ensure that good quality food does not go to waste.
But it doesn’t stop there…
Żgħażagħ Brijużi Dinglin have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have joined efforts with other villages to reduce plastic waste by excluding the use of helium balloons in their Sunday morning celebrations.
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These are just some little initiatives the Dingli community is implementing to ensure that they can enjoy the festa of Santa Marija while also protecting our environment. These community efforts show just how much we can achieve if we work together, well done!
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