Thankyou to everyone for helping us try and save the trees and animals this year! All the happiest and best wishes to you and your family for the festive season. Tomorrow is the longest and shortest day of the year. We look forward to a happier 2017
Unfortunately, here in Sydney, Australia, the Baird and Turnbull Liberal Governments and their supporters will be killing hundreds and hundreds more Inner Sydney Shade Trees over this Christmas and New Year Period. Right on our doorstep near the Sydney Opera House they will be killing trees and animals!
What can we do? Come up with a plan to save our trees and animals.
Phone the Premier, Mr Michael Bruce Baird on (02) 8574 5000 and ask him in the spirit of Christmas to save our beautiful Sydney Shade Trees and the endangered animals that live in them.
Call the Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull on (02) 6277 7700 and ask him if he will spare killing our trees and animals this Christmas.
We don’t know why our fellow country men and women keep killing our trees and animals, we just wish they wouldn’t. And, as they appear to be Christian Men, we offer these quotes from the last 4 popes about the need to save our trees and animals. We hope and pray that they will find a peace in their hearts that will end this destruction and we appeal to their families and those close to them, to help them find a better way in 2017.
The spiritual case for looking after our environment
1/1/1990 POPE JOHN PAUL II
“In our day, there is a growing awareness that world peace is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflicts and continued injustices among peoples and nations, but also by a lack of due respect for nature, by the plundering of natural resources and by a progressive decline of the quality of life. The sense of precariousness and insecurity that such a situation engenders is a seedbed for collective selfishness, disregard for others and dishonesty.”
1/1/2010 POPE BENEDICT
IF YOU WANT TO CULTIVATE PEACE, PROTECT CREATION
Yet no less troubling are the threats arising from the neglect – if not downright misuse – of the earth and the natural goods that God has given us. For this reason, it is imperative that mankind renew and strengthen “that covenant between human beings and the environment, which should mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and towards whom we are journeying”
1/1/2014 POPE FRANCIS
Globalisation, as Benedict XVI pointed out, makes us neighbours, but does not make us brothers. The many situations of inequality, poverty and injustice, are signs not only of a profound lack of fraternity, but also of the absence of a culture of solidarity. New ideologies, characterised by rampant individualism, egocentrism and materialistic consumerism, weaken social bonds, fuelling that “throw away” mentality which leads to contempt for, and the abandonment of, the weakest and those considered “useless”.
1/1/2016 POPE FRANCIS
Here I would mention the efforts to bring world leaders together at COP21 in the search for new ways to confront climate change and to protect the earth, our common home. We can also think of two earlier global events: the Addis Ababa Summit for funding sustainable development worldwide and the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.