“let the water teem with living creatures…” gen. 1:20

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  • Let the water teem with living creatures Gen. 1:20

  • He provides you with plenty of food Acts 14:17

  • Fishing fleets are 40% larger than the oceans can sustain - UN Report 2000

  • Annually 20 million tons of unwanted fish, seabirds, marine mammals and turtles get thrown overboard, dead. (20% of the world catch) - Time.com 2000

  • Catch rates of many fish species have dropped by over 90% during the last century - UTC Marine Biology Research Institute

  • Let the water teem with living creatures Gen. 1:20

  • The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Gen. 2:15

  • From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded Luke 12:48

  • God has given us so much ...

  • If all the worlds people lived like todays North Americans, it would take two additional planet Earths to produce enough resources and absorb the wastes. - Our Ecological Footprint, 1996

  • It takes an entire forest (over 550,000 trees) to supply Americans with one Sundays newspapers. Calif. Dept. of Conservation

  • One out of every $10 spent at the store is for packaging.

  • Television has so successfully spread the religion of conspicuous consumption, that the world consumed as many goods and services since 1950 (the launching of TV) as had all previous generations put together. Jim Motavalli, Editor, E Magazine

  • Every year the average American child watches 40,000 TV commercials. - CIPB 2003

  • North Americans are the most wasteful people on the face of the earth. In Rome, people put out about 1.5 lbs. of trash a day; in Nigeria it is about 1 lb. In North America, every day, each person throws out about 4 lbs of waste. Suzuki & Gordon, Its A Matter Of Survival

  • If my people will seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14