In honour of Plastic Free July, we have decided to shine the light on our friends at The Great Barrier Reef Foundation who are supporting amazing projects to protect and restore The Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation raise funds to help protect and restore Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef through concrete large-scale impact projects. They work closely with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to deliver practical solutions and actions for the Reef.

About the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 348000 km2 on the north-east coast of Australia. The Reef is an incredible ecosystem providing home to thousands of species including corals, sharks, birds, dolphins, whales, fish and marine turtles. It also provides habitat to dugongs and large green turtles which are threatened with extinction. The survival of our planet is highly dependant on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Not only does it provide habitat for nearly one quarter of the world’s marine species, it also protect the Australian coastlines from erosion, storms and floodings as well as keeping our air clean. Indeed, the Great Barrier Reef acts as a carbon sink, absorbing and storing carbon from the hemisphere which helps alleviate the impacts of climate change.

Did you know?

  • The Great Barrier Reef is 1 of 7 natural wonders of the world
  • It is the largest living structure on the planet
  • It is home to 980 individual islands

Climate Change

Rising ocean temperatures mainly due to climate change have caused several mass coral bleaching events along the Great Barrier Reef. The rapid water temperature increase leaves the corals unable to adapt and die. There has been four major coral bleaching events since 2016, threatening the current and future health of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as its impact on our planet.  

In order to help counteract and prevent the Reef from further depletion, we need to act in two simultaneous ways: reducing global emissions and taking actions to make our Reef more resilient in the future.

This is where the Great Barrier Reef Foundation comes in and helps restore our reef with multiple large scale projects such as coral IVF, cryopreservation of reef and restoring critical reef habitats.

How Can We Help

As individuals, we can help reduce our carbon emissions with small everyday actions such as reducing plastic waste, reducing food waste, using public transport or car share, growing your own food or making your own natural products. You can find out more ideas on how to live more sustainably on our blog. You can also browse our range of DIY recipes to make your own natural cosmetics and cleaning products.

You can also choose to donate to organisations such as The Great Barrier Reef Foundation to support the projects they are undertaking to restore our reef.

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