Join with Greenpeace to get plastic bags banned for good

 

What’s happening?

Plastic pollution is killing off our marine life – research has shown that now 30% of the world’s turtles and 90% of seabird species have ingested plastic debris. Plastic bags are one of the more serious offenders and it is time to get them banned for good.

“Around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We have to act now to clean up our seas. South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and ACT already have successful plastic bag bans in place. Queensland has also committed to banning plastic bags by 2018. It’s time for New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia to step up and take plastic bags off the menu for marine life.” – Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace believes in the power of many; the strength of their work depends on all of us who put our beliefs into action. They are an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Their key values are; independence – not accepting money from governments, corporations or political parties; bearing witness – their peaceful protests work to raise awareness and bring about public opinion to bear on decision-makers; and non-violent direct action – they believe violence in any form is morally wrong and accomplishes nothing, and so take a non-violent approach to expose environmental problems.

Supporting Greenpeace

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 NSW, 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 specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Australians use around 4 billion plastic bags every year, or in other words, 10 million per day. An estimated 50 million of these end up in our waterways and oceans, killing our marine life. It is time to call for the end of plastic bags. Send your message to your State Environment Ministers to ban plastic bags now:

https://act.greenpeace.org.au/efforts/ban-the-bag-1

 

 

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