Everyday actions

Everyday actions

Together we're making progress, but there's a lot more to do. Every action, no matter how big or small, can make a difference for the Reef.

#5 things you can do


Be clever about your energy use

Reduce use where you can by turning off power at the wall, choose energy efficient appliances and reduce your heating/cooling – even just by one degree. If you can, choose renewable energy from your power company or install your own solar panels.


See the Reef and spread the word

Not only is it one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Reef tourism contributes an environment levy that helps to manage the marine park. On your return, don’t forget to spread the word about the challenges the Reef faces to your friends and let them know how they can help.


Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce your plastic use - choose reusable lunch containers, shopping bags and water bottles; buy bulk foods; use micro-bead free products. Choose reusable products rather than single use - bring your own reusable coffee cups and say no to single-use straws. Recycle as much as you can - from plastic, paper, cardboard, cans and bottle to batteries, mobile phone, tyres and more.


Leave your car at home

Ride, walk, carpool or use public transport, and consider a more fuel efficient or environmentally friendly car e.g electric. If you fly, offset your carbon emissions for the trip.


Make smart food choices

Try to purchase locally sourced food to reduce food transportation and the emissions associated with this, buy only what you need to reduce food wastage and compost what you can instead of sending food to landfill.

Other ways to help

#Other ways to help

Make a donation today to protect the Great Barrier Reef.