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Rally: Save our Reef. Protect our Future !

January 31, 2013

Friday January 1st. 17:30 until 19:00.
This Friday, the government is releasing its response to UNESCO’s report on the Great Barrier Reef. The GBR is the world’s largest reef system, and it’s home to thousands of species of fish, dolphins, turtles, whales and corals, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Yet UNESCO’s State of Conservation report warns that the Reef is in danger, due to the huge expansion of coal ports which is taking place along Queensland’s coast.

We need to make sure that Australians are aware of the great risk facing one of our national icons, and we need to let the government know that it’s not ok to do so much damage to one of the most unique places on earth. How can we do this, you ask?

This Friday at 5:30pm, come on down to Garema Place, dressed in your best beach holiday attire! We’ll ask passers-by to pose with us for a photo, to write a message to the Environment Minister Tony Burke, or simply to have a conversation about the reef. Similar events will be happening all day all over Australia, because this really is a national issue.

In brief:
Who: Anyone concerned about the future of the Great Barrier Reef
What: Raising public awareness for a Reef at risk!
When: 5:30 Friday 1st of February
Where: Poet’s Corner in Garema Place in the city (outside Impact Comics)

Bring: Your lovely selves, your friends and family, and your passion for a sustainable future! Please dress up in the stuff you’d wear for a day at the beach – board shorts, rash vests, thongs, snorkels, wetsuits, surfboards, flippers, towels – or an AYCC shirt if you have one!
Can’t wait to see you there!

Rebecca: Climate Action Canberra : Mob. 0406 375 401
In solidarity with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Greenpeace

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