Rock For The Reef At Brisbane Powerhouse
James Bullock | On 17, Oct 2014
The Great Barrier Reef has enjoyed intense media scrutiny of late, with activists, celebrities, politicians, corporations and magnates all vying to be heard in a cacophony of clashing opinions.
Long retaining its status as a Natural Wonder of the World, locals and activists have steadily raised their voices about the deteriorating condition of the reef, as Leonardo DiCaprio gave his two cents on the issue at the ‘Our Ocean’ Conference in June, labelling effects from ocean acidification, dredging and other activities in the vicinity of the reef as ‘devastating.’
In light of recent efforts to curb damage to the Great Barrier Reef after UNESCO’s campaign to label the area as ‘In-Danger’, musicians and public speakers have banded together to form their own attempt at raising funds and awareness for the GBR at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Ash Grunwald, the serendipitously named Deep Sea Arcade, and The Medics are three of the thirteen bands lending their voices to the cause, which will be held on the 1st November.
Presented by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Green Music Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society, the day is a further reminder of widespread community support for an iconic Australian Landmark.
We hope the sound carries to Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s office, who has recently been doing a spectacular job of not doing his job.
What:Â Rock for the Reef
When: November 1,Â 2pmâ€“11:30pm (alternating 45 min sets)
Image Credits: Daniel Stoupin, Ph.D, University of Queensland