Join with Avaaz to end plastic pollution  

 

What’s happening?

It has been projected that by the year 2050, our oceans will have more plastic trash in them than fish. Half of the plastic that we make, we use just once and then throw it away, and much of it ends up in our oceans, choking our seas and the animals in it.

Right now, our governments can stop this atrocity when they meet at a historic summit to outline their clean ocean commitments. Public pressure has made the world’s #2 polluter, Indonesia, commit to a 70% reduction in plastic waste and we can put pressure on the other top polluters to make this same commitment if we work together and as a community with Avaaz.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.

Avaaz has put together a petition that they will be sending to the Head of the UN Environment Programme. We can add our names to put pressure on other countries to commit to a reduction in plastic waste.

“If one million of us get behind a global call the Head of the UN Environment Programme will announce our petition from the summit podium and work with us to push countries to ban single-use plastics and let our oceans breathe again.”

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 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

Join with Avaaz and add your name to the cause:

“Plastic pollution is killing our oceans — by 2050 they will have more plastic than fish. We call on you to phase out single-use plastics within the next 5 years, and implement the policies our oceans need to thrive.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/end_plastic_pollution_loc/?slideshow

 

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