THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Saturday, January 18, 2014

























Pretty, isn't it?


Well, don't hold your breath. I know I usually share my outfits and fashion inspiration on here but, when something important is happening, to something I care about, I want to tell the world. Blogging is a huge platform, that I hope reaches many people and I want to tell you something. 

The Great Barrier Reef is in danger. Australian environmental minister, Greg Hunt, has decided that it's a good idea to dredge this world heritage site, to make room for mega mines. You know, to make some big money, while this amazing marine life suffers. 

Sadly, the dredging has been given the green light, meaning we have to fight harder to try and save this piece of paradise. If you live in Australia or ever intend to visit here, there is something you can do. Click here to Email Greg Hunt and tell him what you think, tell him this is wrong. 

I'm going to share with you what I wrote to Greg Hunt, feel free to use this email as a template if you don't want to write something yourself. I hope that together, we can make a difference. 


To Mr. Greg Hunt, 

The Great Barrier Reef, the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Barrier Reef. 
I think you have to say it a few times to really come to terms with how amazing and vast this world heritage site is. With it's crystal clear water and it's diverse marine life - the reef is natural perfection. 

The Great Barrier Reef isn't only an amazing holiday destination for many Australian and international tourists. It is also important for many Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islander people. What you have approved, is literally going to rip the heart out of one of Australia's most beautiful regions, simply for money. No one, no animal and not even a sustainable environment benefits from this gross exploitation. 

The reef can not stand up for itself, it is up to the people who care that will stand up for it. Although, it is sad that we have to ring your office and flood your email with lengthly pleas to persuade you to change your mind. 

I feel that it is the Environment Ministers job to decide what is best for the environment. Not what is best for the thoughtless, corporate suits, who only care and will only ever care about, the bottom line. 

No matter how small my voice is compared to other people's, like Gina Rinehart. I believe that others will listen closer to the whispers of many, than the overbearing voice of one. 

Regards, 
Olivia Gumienny. 


*Images from Pinterest.

2 comments:

  1. Super cool pics just amazing
    I liked your blog :D

    http://heyhadrien.blogspot.com/2014/01/blue-day-on-dock.html

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  2. So sad that they would even consider it!

    the reef is beautiful, and one day I hope to visit it! :)

    Away From Blue

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