Join with Avaaz to help Save our Oceans

What’s happening?

Recently, the sailor Ivan Macfadyen returned from his last Pacific crossing and noticed something ominous … The once vibrant expanse of sea was hauntingly quiet, and covered with trash.

“I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.” – Ivan Macfadyen

Experts are calling this the ‘silent collapse’ and it has been caused by our overfishing, climate change, acidification, and pollution. We are devastating our oceans and wiping out entire species, and it impacts our climate and all life on Earth.

What can we do?

Now is the time for action. The Avaaz oceans campaign hopes to pull this crisis back from the brink, and save our precious oceans from the silent collapse.

“We have a fleeting window still to act and 2015 could be the year to turn the tide — the UN is considering an initiative to stop dumping and pillaging in the high seas, and the UK just announced that they will create the largest single marine reserve ever in one of the most pristine areas on earth! Lack of political will is the only real obstacle to getting more of these agreements moving. But creating massive public pressure to force political will is what our community is best at.” – Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

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Take action now

Avaaz has already helped win two of the biggest marine protected areas in the world. With your help, we can bring our oceans back from the brink.

“If enough of us pitch in now, we’ll ramp up our oceans campaigning to pull this crisis back from the brink, and save our precious oceans from silent collapse.” – Avaaz

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