Join with Greenpeace to help save the Reef

What’s happening?

Off the north-east coast of Australia, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders is at threat from the coal mining industry and in urgent need of your help.

If the coal industry gets its wish, huge coal reserves in central Queensland will be opened up for mining and millions of tonnes of seafloor will be dredged in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to construct massive coal port expansions.

Hundreds more coal ships will pass through the Reef, heightening the risk of accidents and oil spills and negatively impacting coral at a time when the health of the Reef is already in decline.

Greenpeace’s efforts

Greenpeace is 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. Greenpeace’s cornerstone principles and core values are reflected in all their environmental campaign work, worldwide. They ‘bear witness’ to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner, they use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate, in exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions they have no permanent allies or adversaries, they ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests, they seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society’s environmental choices.

Supporting Greenpeace

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well 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.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

The science is clear: we can have the Reef or coal, but not both. Add your voice to the global movement of people who have already committed to save the Reef.

“The Great Barrier Reef is a stunning natural wonder. It is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and it is under threat. The Queensland Government wants to dredge millions of tonnes of seafloor from within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and dump the spoil right next to the Reef and near nationally significant wetlands. The Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project (EPBC 2015/7467) will have unacceptable impacts on the outstanding universal values of the Great Barrier Reef: I’m calling on you to exercise your power and reject this proposal.” – Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/Save-the-Reef2/

 

 

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