Nat & Elijah work as an awesome tag team! At the climate march last November these 2 hard working volunteers took on the roles of MC and speech maker. Their true passion for the Reef always shines through!
This week’s Reef Champions are the Grade 2 students at St Peter’s Primary School in East Keilor! They have been learning about different places within Australia, and took a particular interest in The Great Barrier Reef due to its beauty, size and vast array of marine life. When the children found out about the threat to the reef’s survival they had many questions they wanted answered. As a result, the Grade 2s held a Colour For Coral Day where we all dressed in our brightest colours to support the sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef. Read More »
Morgan and Adrienne, both volunteers in Brisbane and also students at the University of QLD have organised a day tomorrow at their uni called “Write for the Reef” with very little support from us and totally their own idea. They are asking students on their campus to write messages to Steven Miles.
Thank you so much!
This week’s Reef Champion is Mollie Cox who has been front and centre organising the Rally for the Reef events around Australia.
Mollie has worked tirelessly to help give local communities a voice and let Governments know we won’t stand by and allow our Reef to be ruined.
Support your nearest Rally for the Reef this Sunday 26! You can find your nearest rally point here.
This week’s Reef Champion is artist Sarah Mitchell who has created some beautiful (and amusing) works to support the Reef.
Sarah says “If the zooplankton of coral reefs continues to decline all other species in the ocean are affected.
The future of the Great Barrier Reef must be secured. The responsibility is ours, on land as well as in the water, put plankton before profit!
I’ll keep making pictures of it, it’s beautiful as well as a vital link in reef survival.”
Julie gives several days a week to the campaign and organises all our events around the country.
Julie says: “Most of my life I was quite blasé about the Reef but then I travelled overseas and saw other World Heritage sites and was really impressed. Bit by bit I began taking notice of reports of what was happening to the Reef.
I didn’t want to be part of the generation that wrecked the Reef.
Then an opportunity came up to volunteer with AMCS. I consider it an honour to make a small contribution to the Fight for the Reef and raise awareness of the risks it faces.”
Thanks for all your hard work Julie.
This week’s Reef Champion is President Obama who brought the fight for the Reef to the global stage.
President Obama warned that natural wonders like the Barrier Reef were under direct threat and said:
“I want my daughters to be able to come back and I want them to be able to bring their daughters or sons to visit.”
“I want that there 50 years from now.”
So do we Mr President, so do we.
This week’s Reef Champion is Shannon Hurley, the Fight for the Reef Volunteer Coordinator for Victoria.
Shannon funded her own way to this week’s World Parks Congress to learn more about the threats facing our environment.
She says: “Having dived on the Reef a few times and seen its beauty, I want it to be there for future generations.
I want to engage as many people as possible to see the Reef as an important icon for the world. We need to engage people at a local level to tackle world-wide issues such as those facing the Reef. Everything we do here impacts other parts of the world.”
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