Introducing the Green Guardians Community

Thinking about leaving a legacy with Greenpeace? Read on to hear from our Green Guardian Ambassadors about what makes Greenpeace a unique charity and why they decided to leave a gift with Greenpeace, and why you should too!

Leaving a gift in your will to Greenpeace is the best way for you to continue protecting the planet after you have left.

 

 

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Testimonies from Green Guardians

Join the Regeneration

In December 2019, during a devastating bushfire season, we invited 20 Green Guardians from the Sydney area to create a song of hope.

We are the Regeneration!

 

Read EVERGREEN, our newsletter full of exciting content for our Green Guardians 

Every year, we release a new edition of Evergreen, a newsletter specially catered toward Green Guardians. It's the best way for supporters to get a yearly wrap up on our major campaigns and victories. You can find all editions of Evergreen we've released digitally!

2019: The first Evergreen

2020: Our first Green Guardians get-together

2021: 50th Anniversary Edition

2022: Latest issue, featuring Di Morrissey!

 

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 Need help talking to your family about your Will? 

Did you know...

Even 1%

of your estate can go to Greenpeace, so those closest to you inherit 99%

$6.5M

amount received through gifts in wills in 2022

2100

members of our Green Guardians community

1 in 5

of our campaigns are funded through gifts in wills

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. To write a Will, you will need to comply with your state’s laws for it to be legal and stand in court in case of contestation

2. It is important to mention that this Will is your Last Will and Testament, with your full name and address on it

3. First, you must identify your executor and beneficiaries. Both your signature and the witness’ signature should appear on the document, along with the date

4. To leave a gift to Greenpeace, you need to use our legal name “Greenpeace Australia Pacific Ltd (ABN 61 002 643 852)”

5. Then decide what type of gift you want to leave, and finish with: "I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive, Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors”

6. To be sure that your wishes are met, it is advisable to seek legal advice when preparing your Will

A codicil is a legal document that modifies or amends a previously executed Will. It may be identical to a Will or may act in replacement of one.

The process is simple enough. A codicil is an easy way to include a gift to Greenpeace without having to re-write your Will, but it is important to seek professional advice to ensure it is legally valid.

A residual gift is the perfect charitable bequest to ensure that your loved ones are cared for before you leave a gift to Greenpeace.

A residue is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate after you have taken care of your loved ones. It is the portion of the individual’s estate that remains after specific gifts and requests have been made, and all Estate claims have been satisfied.

With a Residual Gift, family and friends come first.

Every gift is meaningful. The value of the gift is not important, but the value of your legacy is. The sum of every little gift is sufficient to plan a new campaign. But more importantly, the gift is a part of your legacy; it illustrates your values and ideals.

Your gift will allow Greenpeace to plan for many successful campaigns and actions.

For example, supporters’ gifts helped us to bring the historic Rainbow Warrior III ship to Australian shores for the first time in five years and campaign to protect our Great Australian Bight.

Greenpeace Australia is also fighting against the coal industry and lobbies against polluting Australia’s air and soil. Your gift will help us fight climate change!

The best type of gifts to leave in your Will are a residual gift and a percentage of your Estate.

Both gifts are unaffected by economic fluctuations, such as inflation. These are the most flexible ways to give since you don’t have to adjust the value of your gift to account for inflation or changes to your total assets.

However, a residual gift suits both family and charity needs: the residual gift will be received after taking care of the other beneficiaries. Then, this gift covers contingencies and removes risk. It is quite popular at the moment.

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