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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10,000 voices needed to help keep VEAC alive

The Victorian National Parks Association has launched a statewide campaign to stop the Brumby Government from axing the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council.
The VNPA says plans to abolish VEAC would put future habitat protection at risk, and is instead calling on the State Government to strengthen the council with more powers and resources.
VEAC is an independent, science-based body that looks at the ecological value of habitats and advises government on what to protect. It was instrumental in the creation of Victoria’s new River Red Gum national parks.
The campaign needs 10,000 people to sign a petition that will be presented to Victorian Premier John Brumby by June 5, World Environment Day.
Sign the petition at

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Important Lessons from the Bible

Why Jesus came:
"that the world might be saved through him"
John 3:17

Who Jesus is going to use to save the world:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God."
Romans 8:19

Our role on earth:
"The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it."
Genesis 2:15

The Five Pillars of A Christian Theology of Sustainability

1. God is the creator, sustainer and redeemer of creation.

2. Covenantal Stewardship (we have a covenant with God as stewards of the earth).

3. The creation-fall-redemption paradigm (God made a good world; human failure broke the relationships between god, man and creation; Christ provides hope for all creation).

4.Bodily resurrection(we will rise with bodies, not as spirits)

5.New Creation (a new Heaven and new Earth refers to a renewal and an earthing of heaven, not starting over).

Adapted from When Enough is Enough: A Christian Framework for Environmental Sustainability, Edited by R.J. Berry, Published by Inter-Varsity Press, 2007, Nottingham p43+