Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is a social movement we can all be a part of. If you are passionate about the future of our amazing world heritage icon, you can become a “Citizen” too. Spearheaded by Earth Hour founder, Andy Ridley, and now CEO of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, the mission is to engage a worldwide community to support positive action for the future of the Reef and the planet.

Citizens of GBR

Environmental issues are global and we can all make positive changes, no matter how small we may feel our actions may be. It could be as simple as choosing energy efficient products, decreasing our use of plastic bags or helping to improve water quality by being aware of what goes into our waterways. This may be as simple as choosing biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning and household products. As an individual we may not think our actions worthwhile, but collectively, we can all make a difference.

To learn more about Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, check out our interview with Andy Ridley.


You can sign up to become a Citizen at - It’s free and you can show your passion for our environment too! When in Cairns, you can also see the iconic public artwork, “Citizens Gateway” to the Great Barrier Reef located on the Cairns Esplanade. Created by Cairns Indigenous artist Brian Robinson, it is a 6 metre high and 11 metre wide artwork featuring a wave of marine creatures and birds representing the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef.