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Monday, June 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes we despair, we see that nothing changes, and we think, yes, it probably is too late. But then we keep going, because, who knows, we may be wrong." Doug Tompkins in Eco Barons

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Australian Marine Conservation Society's Sustainable Seafood Guide is now available online!

AMCS is proud to offer Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide Online - the first online sustainability guide in Australia. Developed in response to growing public concerns about the state of our seas, it is designed to help you make informed seafood choices and play a part in swelling the tide for sustainable seafood.

Check it out at:

Now there is no excuse for buying unsustainable seafood!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Learn about Australia's Biodiversity and Report Sightings

Visit this awesome new website to explore information about Australia's animals and plants and to participate in citizen science by reporting what you have seen.

The Atlas of Living Australia:

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+