Celebrate the Wealth and Beauty of the Ocean
Our Gift - Our responsibility
by Eileen Denny, SSND
Gifts from the Ocean
Most of the oxygen we breathe
Don’t Trash the Ocean!
80% of all pollution in the ocean comes from people on land.
More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean.
Plastic pollution costs the lives of 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals per year.
Fish eat plastic, and we eat the fish.
Plastic causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems each year.
Change starts with me.
Use less plastic.
Recycle the plastic you must use.
It must be a great disappointment to God if we are not dazzled at least ten times a day.
If you were unable to attend on May 30th, please take a moment to view this webinar on Family Separation , hosted by the USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants campaign.
June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labor.
This year the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) shines a spotlight on the global need to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labor. Child labor, including slave labor and hazardous work, affects millions of children worldwide.
We in the Atlantic Midwest Province are acutely aware of the terrible impact that child labor has on the children of Lagonav, Haiti where we are in partnership with Beyond Borders to prevent child domestic slavery.
The United Nations views Child Labor as such a pervasive and egregious practice that Ending Child Labor has been included as an action under the Sustainable Development Goal target 8.7, which calls for the end of modern day slavery, and the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor including the recruitment of child soldiers.
Watch this brief video: Child Laborers Speak
Take advocacy action: Currently Rep Carolyn Maloney (D NY ) and Chris Smith (R NJ) have co-sponsored a bi-partisan bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in order to require certain companies to disclose information describing any measures the company has taken to identify and address conditions of forced labor, slavery, human trafficking, and the worst forms of child labor within the company's supply chains.
Call their offices with this message: “June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labor. The legislation you are sponsoring HR 3226, Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act, is critical to ending child labor and slave labor in the supply chain. I am urging you to reintroduce this bill to Congress as soon as possible.”
Carolyn Maloney: 202-225-7944
Chris Smith: (202) 225-3765