Australians live within one of the most diverse eco-systems on the planet – the “Land of the Holy Spirit”, as the first European maps recorded our ancient continent. Environmentally, it is important for us to “read the signs of the times” – “the signs of the Spirit”. We have been gifted with the care of this beautiful land and must hand it on to the next generation in a healthy and pristine condition. To carry out this sacred duty expresses our love for the Creator, each other and the rest of creation. This is sometimes called our “ecological vocation”.