Eight-year-old Aussie enlists Billie Eilish to rally for Great Barrier Reef

Elijah Richardson is only eight years old yet he’s enlisted a mega pop star to show some love to the Great Barrier Reef.

A young boy from sunny Queensland has enlisted mega pop-star Billie Eilish in his plight to save the Great Barrier Reef, and we couldn’t be more impressed.

Campaigning with CoralWatch, a local non-profit organisation dedicated to reef conservation, Elijah Richardson reached out to Eilish about a year ago to use her music to get more people involved. Eventually, the message got through to her, and she said yes!

The Great Barrier Reef via National Geographic

The renowned pop star has allowed CoralWatch to use her hit song Ocean Eyes in their campaigning to save the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef, much like the rest of the natural world, is in serious strife. Climate change, and all of it’s glorious impacts, has fuelled the rapid degradation of the reef. The coral is bleached, the fishies are dying – it’s all in all a bad time.

Thankfully, we’re seeing a strong rise from Gen Z climate activists, who are scared for the future of our planet, and wary of current world leader’s, who don’t seem to be doing enough. Elijah Richardson is one of these heroes, fighting for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Eilish has been pretty proactive with her climate activism, aligning with several organisations tackling the issue, and with a song like Ocean Eyes, her music is a perfect match.

The song will be used in media campaigns to raise awareness for CoralWatch and their reef conservation efforts, and honestly, we love to see it.