Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

a global movement, powered by you

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s greatest natural icon and a barometer for the health of the entire planet. We’re the generation who can save the Reef, but it won’t happen without you.

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is a new type of organisation, spearheaded by Earth Hour founder Andy Ridley. We’re the world’s first collaborative movement for the Reef. By becoming a citizen, you can connect with projects happening on the Reef, and take real action for the Reef from wherever you are in the world.

From ditching plastic straws to being a conscious traveller, we will show you the collective impact of our community of citizens uniting across the globe. Whether you’re on the reef or sitting in an office in London, everyone has a part to play.

We’re collaborating with businesses, communities and inspiring individuals to bring the Reef to life, and showcasing some of the best projects working to protect it.


The perception that the Reef is dead, and the apathy that comes with it, is one of the main challenges the Citizens movement aims to address. Overconsumption is fuelling climate change, the plastic epidemic, and biodiversity loss - key threats to the Reef and issues at the heart of the Citizens movement.

But while the challenges are immense, there is hope. But we must act now.


Citizens is the first collaborative movement for the Reef. We’ve built the ultimate sharing platform designed to showcase the most innovative, inspiring and impactful actions and projects, and to get you as a citizen involved. By becoming a Citizen you can join actions, recruit friends, learn about innovative projects happening on the Reef, or be inspired to launch your own campaign wherever you are in the world.

The best part? You can become part of massive collective effort to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef and if we can protect the Reef, what’s stopping us from doing the same for our planet?

We’re committed to a brighter future for the Reef.

Join us on our journey, become a Citizen at