In any crisis, there’s always hope.

You already know what’s at stake. You’ve seen our world change drastically and you’ve felt the effects of the climate crisis yourself. Greed is scarring the earth’s lungs in the Amazon, while Australia’s 2019 bushfires fires – burning over 18 million hectares, upending communities and killing millions of wild animals – are seared in memories around the world. The climate crisis has crept up on us and now we’re awake.

“Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in [CO2] and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades. Climate change has already disrupted human and natural systems with more frequent and extreme catastrophic events and widespread damage to nature and our livelihoods.”

— IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Yearly surface temperature compared to the 20th-century average from 1880–2020. Blue bars indicate cooler-than-average years; red bars show warmer-than-average years. NOAA graph, based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

But there’s real hope.

1% represents the power of the individual. 1% will drive systemic change when it is needed most and shape the lives of our future generations.

Taking action now is vital. A gift of 1% in your will to Australian Conservation Foundation is a powerful way to make an impact. 

I want to protect the people, places and wildlife I love.