TOMORROW: Sea Shepherd Melbourne will be having a stall at the Compassionate Living Vegan Pop Up Market at Balla Balla Community Centre in Cranbourne East, Victoria. Come down anytime from 10am and grab some Sea Sea Shepherd Australia merchandise, and brownies the ethical market stalls and grab some vegan snacks! For the Oceans! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia
A truly powerful and inspiring story. In this video, Brigitte Sossou Perenyi recalls her time spent in ritual servitude, a practice still common in Ghana today. Referred to locally as "trokosi", it involves the servitude of young girls at fetish shrines. They are required to serve priests, elders and other religious leaders, without remuneration or consent. She was recently awarded the Allianz Award for the category "Make a Difference"and stands with OAfrica in our endeavours to put an end to this outdated and cruel tradition, which effectivley equates to child slavery and robs young girls of their childhoods.
Let's keep children in school and safe from being exploited in child labour activities! Join our cause and be part of the solution - simply click on the Donate button at the top of the page to become a donor and make a difference today! #endchildlabour
#UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NO SHIP TOURS OF The MV Steve Irwin THIS COMING SUNDAY THE 2ND OF JULY. We apologise for inconvenience, FREE ship tours will resume Sunday the 9th of July along with our Plastic Free July bake sale as part of our Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/656466037882905/?ti=icl Thank you for your ongoing support to protect our oceans! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #MYSteveIrwin #MVSteveIrwin #PlasticFreeJuly #SeaShepherdMarineDebrisCampaign
We are excited to announce the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia's Plastic Free July Bake Sale held at our Southern Operations Base at Seaworks in Williamstown on Sunday the 9th of July! Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Join the team from Bare Cravings for some delicious goodies and learn how to make your own toothpaste, grab some vegan baked goods and Sea Shepherd Australia merchandise, and get on board for a FREE tour of The MV Steve Irwin! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #MVSteveIrwin #MYSteveIrwin #BareCravings #PlasticFreeJuly #Vegan
Geelong's Marine Debris team hosted their beach clean this weekend. With 25 bags weighing 41.6 kilos removed from the beach in the space of a few hours it was a successful day for the oceans. As with all of our clean ups the main offenders were single use plastics. Some of the items collected were; Food packaging - 416 Aluminium cans - 75 Cigarette butts - 1182 Fishing line - 163m Pieces of plastic bags - 68 Foam insulation/packaging - 173 Bait and tackle bags - 160 Other items collected included; shotgun shell, fire extinguisher, 3m duct tape, spark plug and a sleeping bag. Single use plastic is choking our planet. How can we help? Join the Plastic Free Challenge! Refuse. To buy single use plastics, ask for alternatives. Reduce. Buy environmentally friendly alternatives. Reuse. If you do buy plastic make sure it's the reusable type. Recycle. Take advantage of council recycling systems as well as recycling options provided by other businesses such as supermarkets. Recycle as much as you can. If you see rubbish please pick it up and bin it. We would like to thank every one who helped stop 41.6kgs of rubbish entering the ocean. The oceans and marine life are now a little safer, thank you. Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia #seashepherd #opmarinedebris #seashepherdaustralia #noexcuseforsingleuse #binit #seashepherdmarinedebriscampaign #banthebag #byobag
Big thank you to all the Melbourne warriors who supported Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia's beach clean ups along the Mornington Peninsula and Geelong this weekend! Here are some stats from our Mornington clean up. More details to come! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #SeaShepherdMarineDebrisCampaign
The Santa Clarita brush fire is not close to us at this time but we are monitoring it and have staff on standby. We thank all of the Fire crews that put themselves in harms way to protect humans and animals and on top of a raging fire, it's brutally hot out there. Our thoughts are with the crews as they battle this and we hope fire crews and everyone in its path stay safe! http://ktla.com/2017/06/25/brush-fire-rapidly-spreads-to-300-acres-in-santa-clarita/
FREE SHIP TOURS OF The MV Steve Irwin THIS SUNDAY A couple of months on from Sea Shepherd Global's 11th Antarctic whale defence campaign Operation Nemesis, The MV Steve Irwin is in port at our Southern Operations Base in Williamstown undergoing maintenance. This Sunday, you can get onboard our flagship for a guided tour of our flagship! Hear the crews tales from Antarctica, learn about our work fighting poaching in the world's oceans, and see with your own eyes the key areas of the ship including the bridge, the Captains helm, and watch a short film showing the wonders of Antarctica in or very own mess! Vegan baked goods from the galley and genuineSea Shepherd merchandise available on the stall outside. WHERE: Seaworks, 2 Ann St, Williamstown 3016 WHEN: Sunday 25th of June, 11am-4pm (last tour at 3.30pm) Parking available onsite and on Ann St. #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #ForTheOceans #OpNemesis #MYSteveIrwin #Melbourne #Williamstown
Wildlife Waystation needs your help to keep our animals cool this summer! While we are all working around the clock preparing the sanctuary for another scorching hot summer, many of our furry friends are doing whatever they can to stay cool and beat the heat: http://createsend.com/t/i-190A0DB02784D3252540EF23F30FEDED
Tout enfant a droit à une enfance. Chez Oafrica, nous croyons que les enfants appartiennent au monde de l’école et non au monde du travail. Nous avons aidé un nombre incalculable d’enfants travaillant comme marchand ambulant dans la rue, vendant des produits afin de compléter les faibles revenus de leurs parents. Nous garantissons que chaque enfant est de nouveau inscrit à l’école et que nous aidons financièrement les familles pour que les enfants puissent vivre pleinement leur enfance. Venez prêter main forte à notre cause en devenant un donneur aujourd'hui et aidez nous: goo.gl/oAAM2p
THIS SATURDAY: Sea Shepherd Geelong are hosting our monthly Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia beach clean up at Limeburners Point! Come down and help our crew remove marine debris from the shoreline from 9.30am! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #SeaShepherdMarineDebrisCampaign #PlasticPollution #MarineDebris #PlasticFree #ForTheOceans
Every child has the right to a childhood. At OAfrica, we believe children belong in school and not in the workplace. The prevalence of child labour is highest in sub-Saharan Africa, with nearly one in four children (ages 5 to 14) engaged in labour that is considered detrimental to their health and development. We believe that educating and giving financial support to families can reduce the detrimental practice of child labour. You can be part of work by becoming a donor today! #NoToChildLabour
Introducing one of our music bands for Sea Shepherd Melbourne's STAND FAST FESTIVAL: Wolfpack are a DIY, 100% not-for-profit punk band who have now raised nearly $30,000 for charity since exploding onto the scene in late 2011. Driven by belting vocals, intense riffs & a turbo-charged rhythm section the band unleash passionate screams for empathy & unity touring relentlessly throughout Australia and the USA as well as via their series of benefit CD releases with all proceeds going to No-Kill animal shelters in their hometown of Melbourne. Have you got your tickets to our Stand Fast Festival yet??We are doing a special pre-sale adult ticket $15 until July 23rd! http://bit.ly/2sbG3vH
About last night The Allianz Awards took place at the National Theatre, showcasing some of Ghana's finest singing sensations and recognising some very inspiring individuals. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the cause. It was a fantastic event, and of course, the fact that all proceeds go to the children of OAfrica is the icing on the cake!
What a stunning day it was yesterday down at The Warmies in Newport, Melbourne for a very successful Marine Debris clean. Members of the Melbourne Marine Debris Team were joined by 22 cubs from the 3rd Ringwood East pack. The scouts were full of energy and excitement and managed to collect a whopping 74.9kg of plastic packaging, bottles, cans, foam, straws, fishing line and more from between the rocks and amongst the foliage. The cubs were so enthusiastic, I reckon we will be seeing them at future cleans! Thanks also to Friends of Greenwich Bay group who helped on the day. #noexcuseforsingleuse #refusereducereuserecycle #plasticfreejuly #seashepherdmarinedebristeam #seashepherd #hobsonsbaycitycouncil #hobsonsbay #newport
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Williamstown, the perfect Sunday to come down to The MV Steve Irwin for a FREE ship tour! #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #MYSteveIrwin #OpNemesis
Our Conservation Summer Camp Counselor Graceann Sparkman is not only good with the campers but she is pretty darn good with a camera as well! So, for the next few months, we will feature some of the pictures she takes while she's out and about each day. Like this one of our white rhino eating (and wearing) its breakfast. Enjoy and happy Thursday! #teamrhino #teamwhiteoak #summercamp #savingspecies
FREE SHIP TOURS OF The MV Steve Irwin THIS SUNDAY A couple of months on from Sea Shepherd Global's 11th Antarctic whale defence campaign Operation Nemesis, The MV Steve Irwin is in port at our Southern Operations Base in Williamstown undergoing maintenance. This Sunday, you can get onboard our flagship for a guided tour of our flagship! Hear the crews tales from Antarctica, learn about our work fighting poaching in the world's oceans, and see with your own eyes the key areas of the ship including the bridge, the Captains helm, and watch a short film showing the wonders of Antarctica in or very own mess! Vegan baked goods from the galley and genuineSea Shepherd merchandise available on the stall outside. WHERE: Seaworks, 2 Ann St, Williamstown 3016 WHEN: Sunday 18th of June, 11am-4pm (last tour at 3.30pm) Parking available onsite and on Ann St. #SeaShepherd #SeaShepherdMelbourne #SeaShepherdAustralia #ForTheOceans #OpNemesis #MYSteveIrwin #Melbourne #Williamstown
Read our latest e-news and get to know more about Kalahari, one of our Serval cat residents,and learn how to become a "Healing Angel" for our 'Special Needs' animals! http://createsend.com/t/i-6272B8B26C0DA543
Our Melbourne arm of the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia initiative, are excited to hold a PLASTIC FREE vegan bake sale (and more!) to launch Plastic Free July here in Melbourne at Sea Shepherds Base at Sea Works Williamstown on July 2nd! Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July. ypu can take the pledge when you come along and be part of the movement to give up a single use item. Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. www.plasticfreejuly.org is where you can sign up for the challenge! You’ll be joining a million+ people world-wide from 130 countries in making a difference. Here in Melbourne between 11am-2pm on July 2nd come along to the Audotorium at Seaworks for: - Delicious vegan baked goods on sale, lovingly baked by French Pastry Chef Laure Vignessoule and her Steve Irwin galley crew. -We are delighted to be joined by Bare Cravings (https://www.facebook.com/Bare-Cravings-1728572167412035/) will be doing some live streaming on the day - How to make coconut kefir workshop hosted by Really Awesome Wholefoods sessions at 12pm and 1pm (https://www.facebook.com/ReallyAwesomeWholefoods/) - Plastic themed short films screening throughout the day - Take the pledge to give up single use plastic items through July by taking a photo with our unique photo frames -Learn how to make your own toothpaste to avoid pesky microbeads and packaging - Information about why it's so important to reduce plastic use to help our marine environment Sea Shepherd merch on sale including a Special Plastic Free July Offer! Water Bottles, Keep Cups and Tote Bags to help you on your Plastic Free July journey. Come along and learn all about ways to reduce single use plastic in your daily life and have some fun too! Ship tours will also be running on The MV Steve Irwin -why not make a day of it? This is a family friendly event! Hope to see you there!
Okay, who of you out there are mycologists? If you know what that term is, then you probably are one. Our colleagues, Lauren Watkins and Brendan Schmikl spent some time in the woods today and they have come across several mushrooms and other fungi. So, all of your mycologists out there, stretch your mycological brains and help us identify them! If it helps, we are located in northeast Florida. Ready, set, go! #mushrooms #outinthewoods #mycology
Come and be a part of Sea Shepherd Melbourne's annual fundraiser this year: This year is going to be our BIGGEST one and not to be missed - the day will be a feast of music, vegan food, market stalls, raffles, a silent auction, competitions, kids rides and activities, ship tours of our flagship the Steve Irwin, educational talks, workshops and demonstrations and loads more. Attending this very special event will be M/Y Bob Barker Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Sea Shepherd Australia Managing Director Jeff Hansen and Captain Alex Cornelissen, the CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. Our event will be MCed by the one and only The Doctor, AKA Lindsay McDougall!! All money raised from this event goes towards Sea Shepherd's future conservation campaigns to continue our efforts defending the world's oceans and marine life. Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sea-shepherd-melbournes-stand-fast-festival-2017-tickets-35368782982 Featuring music by: Caravãna Sun Drown This City The Sea Gypsies Jack The Fox Rival Fire COPIA Wolfpack Grand Element 8Foot Felix Rigidy Rourke & The Love Dogs The Playbook The Bean Project Food stalls: Woking Amazing Babou Juice - squeeze life to the full Cornucopia Von's Vegan Bake House Good Brew Kombucha Mango Licks Jerry's Vegiburgers Soy Division Saccha GOOD Freakin FOOD The Chocolate Yogi Cavalier Brewing Chelle's Soulfoods Taitas falafels Richie's California Style Fresh Salsa Pookie May Coffee The Pham Sisters-Vietnamese Vegan Eatery Curry Up Now Food Trailer Brew Sisters Market stalls: Velvety Chelsea Kilikidis makeup Light & Glo. Designs Vegan Wares Pura Veda by The Living Pantry Kustom Koncepts Airbrush Art Scarlett Vegan Bags Earth Healing Therapies Bella Belle Nail Couture Puri- Pure Use of Raw Ingredients Melbourne Pig Save Melbourne Chicken Save Melbourne Cow Save Melbourne Sheep Save Animal Liberation Victoria Teaphoria For the Oceans.
La Organización Internacional del Trabajo define el trabajo infantil como “el trabajo que priva a los niños de su infancia, de su potencial y de su dignidad, y que es perjudicial para su desarrollo físico y mental.” Todavía es una práctica común entre las familias pobres de Ghana sacar a los niños de la escuela para hacerles trabajar como vendedores ambulantes o en la industria pesquera, con el fin de aumentar los ingresos familiares. ¡Ayúdanos a mantener a salvo de la explotación a estos niños vulnerables, convirtiéndote hoy en donante! #OAfrica