Earth Systems Association Elects New Board; Promises New Approach

The Earth System Association has elected a new board of members for the 2017/18 term. The new members like the previous members will continue to ensure that the earth systems association is a leading association when it comes to informing university students and the general public about increasing environmental awareness and sustainability in society, as well as maintaining the well being of our country and the worlds environmental status.

The association was founded on the 31st of August 2013 by a group of students sharing a common interest in student activism and earth sciences, since then the association has been constantly growing and becoming more and more involved in student activism as well as becoming an association which will strive to inform people about our environmental impacts by hosting a number of events as well as participating in collaborations with other associations who share common ideologies and beliefs.

 

The association believes that the most important part of moving forward towards a healthier environment and a more sustainable lifestyle is by educating the younger generations as well as trying its best to inform the present generations on easy ways how one can alter their actions in order to live a better mode of life to leave a planet which is cleaner and safer for the future generations to live and thrive in.

 

The ESA committee which has been formed on the 15th of June 2017 is made up of members who have studied different areas of the sciences, but all the members are 2nd and 3rd years in the B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems.

The president of the association is Ms. Jacqueline Grech Licari, who has been involved in the association for the past 2 years and has been the backbone of the association with her never ending commitment and work rate. Vice president and Secretary General Mr. Nicholai Xuereb has also been present in the association for 2 years and has been very influential toward the associations development. International officer Ms. Chaanah Muscat and member of the subcommittee Ms. Adiel Cuschieri have also been on the association for 2 years and there input has been very beneficial and important. Treasurer Mr. Martin Caruana, Public relations officer Mr. John Montebello, Activities coordinator Mr. Jacques Azzopardi, Education officer Mr. Nathan Grech, Contacts Officer Ms. Kimberly Gauci and members of the International subcommittee Ms. Stephanie Saliba and Ms. Julia Bonello Boissevain are all new members of the Earth Systems Association and are all proving to be vital parts of the association, giving input on all matters and striving to ensure the aims of the association are reached.

 

In the past years, the Earth Systems association like a number of other student organisations has struggled with student activism issues, therefore this year the board has decided to take a new approach to things. The board has decided to give students exactly what they look for in earth systems, including more international opportunities and academic support. The association hopes that by starting a different approach in the heart of the organisation, this can be then extended to our collaborations with other organisations and introduced within the entire student body of the University, in so doing achieving our aim of presenting science, environmental awareness and student activism as something fun, approachable and involving everyone.

 

If you’d like to learn more about the association you can do so through ESA’s Facebook page and website. You can also contact the association on earthsca@gmail.com.

Albert Galea

A 21 year old History student (no, I’m not as boring as that makes me sound) and footballer who has an opinion on virtually everything. Known to be quite loud with said opinion. Caution required when approaching before 10am.

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