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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Support Sustainable Seafood Day!


SSD 11 poster imageSustainable Seafood Day is your chance to support sustainable fishing and help transform the seafood market, one meal at a time.

It's easy to take part in Sustainable Seafood Day

All you have to do is eat a dish made with MSC certified sustainable seafood on the day. It's that easy. Cook it at home, make a sandwich for lunch at work or grab a table at the many restaurants, cafes and workplace canteens taking part. Check out the list of restaurants, cafes and canteens taking part this year, and the retailers providing MSC certified seafood. 
Restaurants, cafes and canteens can show their support for sustainable fishing practices by simply putting MSC certified seafood on the menu. Find out how you can take part in this year’s event. 

When is it?

This year’s Sustainable Seafood Day is to be held on Friday 18th March, 2011.

What happened last year?

Last year, more than 29 participating caf├ęs, restaurants and canteens from across the country, served up an array of wild caught seafood, showcasing the wide range of sustainable options available for us to enjoy all year round.
Also, a number of international organisations in the seafood supply chain, such as Compass Group and John West, lent their support as did institutions such as Taronga Zoo and The University of Technology, Sydney.

Where can I find sustainable seafood?

All major supermarkets in Australia offer at least one MSC certified sustainable seafood option, and many offer dozens of choices. For a full list of all outlets for MSC certified fish see where to buy.

What does the MSC ecolabel mean?

All MSC-labelled seafood has been certified to the highest standard for sustainability in fisheries management. Fisheries apply, are assessed by independent, third-party certifiers and - if they meet our rigorous science-based standard - are allowed to put the MSC ecolabel on their product.

How does it make a difference?

By choosing MSC labelled seafood you can be sure you are supporting fisheries that are well managed and catching fish sustainably.
From the MSC Website

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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+