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Happy New Year from the team at Reef Check Australia. We're excited to kick the year off with our first ever Action of the Month - which we hope our amazing supporters will jump on board.

Each month we will suggest an action that you can take to help save our reefs. If you think you can do it, then go for it!!!


Janary 2018 Action

Our first action is to help raise awareness about the Third International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

IYOR goals align closely with our own and we will be actively promoting this throughout the year. But the more people who know about it, the more impact it will have. That's where you come in!

We'd love you to take a few minutes to send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in January 2018, to make sure people in your area know about IYOR and how they can help. You can use our template, or you can write your own if you prefer.

Letters to the editor are a great way of reaching people. To give your letter the best chance of being published keep it short and to the point and follow the guidelines below:

  • Keep your letter under 300 words and make clear and simple points.
  • Add your name, address, email and a contact phone number to the bottom of the letter (they won't publish these but they do need them to accept your submission)
  • Put "Letter to the Editor: International Year of the Reef" in the subject line
  • Visit www.newspapers.com.au and enter your town for a list of your local newspapers
  • Look up the email address for sending letters in to your local paper (if you can't find them, please email support@reefcheckaustralia.org and let us know your local paper and we'll help you!)
  • Send and educate!

Please feel free to tweak our suggested letter to make it more locally relevant.


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