"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
Leave a gift to Greenpeace in your will
Become a Green Guardian and protect the planet by leaving a gift in your will
Native american proverb
More information below
This brochure includes practical legal information about leaving a gift to Greenpeace in your Will. It also includes information about what your gift can help us achieve, explains the different type of bequests, and introduces our community of Green Guardians.
Did you know?
10% of our campaigns are funded by gifts in Wills. Your gift will serve to immortalise your values, perpetuate your ideals and enable future generations to protect this fragile earth and all who call it home.
Karin and Jeffrey at a Green Guardians event
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Read stories from our Green Guardians and learn why they decided to leave a gift to Greenpeace in their Will.
Read our green guardians testimonies
"Open your eyes! Open your hearts! Act! Invest! Our planet, which we take so much for granted, gives us life"
"Even before age ten years, I felt a strong affinity towards the natural environment and a nascent awareness of the looming threats"
New South Wales
"We must work together and never give up because that’s what the big companies and governments want us to do"
Read more stories from our green guardian community
Join our Green Guardians Community
By pledging a gift to Greenpeace in your Will, you will be joining a community of fellow responsible Green Guardians who are committed to protecting our future.
We are a growing community of thousands of passionate supporters who have decided to make a lasting impact a leave a legacy for future generations.
Gifts in Wills play a crucial part in our ability to win campaigns, and 1 in 10 of our campaigns is funded by gifts in Wills.
Sarah and Karin at the Green Guardian event
As a member of the Green Guardian family you will:
Visit our office and meet some of our dedicated staff and volunteers
Be invited to events and connect with your peers and inspiring guest speakers
Explore the warehouse where we prepare our amazing actions
Some of our Green Guardians have chosen to become community ambassadors by sharing their stories and love for the environment with the rest of Greenpeace supporters.
Our ambassadors are instrumental in helping to protect our future by inspiring others to join the movement. It is a powerful way to make a bigger difference towards a green and healthy future.
We would love for you to be one of our ambassadors too. All you need is to provide us with a little background about yourself by answering a few short questions, including why you care about the future of our planet.
Becoming an ambassador and inspire others
Glenn, one of our green guardians that volunteered to become a Green Ambassador.
How to add a gift to Greenpeace in your Will?
It's important selecting the right bequest for you. Although there are many ways to include us in your Will, three of the easiest options to leave a bequest to Greenpeace are:
This is often regarded as the most flexible way to give as you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation, or changes to your total assets. It can be a percentage of your whole estate or of you residue (Residual gift).
A residual gift
This is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate, after you have taken care of your loved ones. A residual estate is the portion of your estate that remains after specific gifts and requests have been made and all estate claims have been satisfied. A lot of our supporters decided to leave the whole or a percentage of the residue of their estate to Greenpeace.
A fixed amount
Leaving a specific sum; this type of bequest may need to be changed over the years to account for inflation and changes to your circumstances.
Looking for more information? Click on the link below to learn how to leave a gift in your Will to Greenpeace.
Any questions about joining our community? Contact us
We understand that making your Will is a very personal matter and we will respect your confidentiality at all times. However, if you have already included Greenpeace in your Will, or are considering doing so, please let us know so that we can thank you properly and welcome you into our Green Guardians community.
For a confidential discussion about how you can help protect our future by remembering Greenpeace in your Will, please contact:
Level 2, 33 Mountain Street
Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Alexis and his sister Anne
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Frequently Asked Questions
Amount received through gifts in Wills in 2018
Members of our Green Guardians community
Number of gifts in Wills received in 2018
If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will, have any questions or need our help -
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The Greenpeace Trust is a gift fund listed on the register of Environmental Organisations under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 sub section 30.55 (1) item 6.1.1. Donations of $2 or more will be placed in the Greenpeace Australia Pacific trust fund and are tax deductible. ABN 61 002 643 852. You must be 18 or over to donate.
Authorised by D. Rowe, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Sydney.
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