We welcome any donation, especially if you are travelling …. Our alternative to carbon offsetting is to contribute to youth empowerment on climate action and to campaigns for 100% renewables – all in the Asia-Pacific. Use our rough guide based on return flights from Melbourne – short to Sydney $4; medium to Singapore $25; long to London $100 (or use an on-line calculator, say for Qantas).
How to donate
Bank Transfer. We bank with the Bendigo Bank (Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Branch). BSB: 633-000. Account: 142315530 – to support our projects. Please include your name.
Cheque. Payable to: Journeys for Climate Justice Inc. Please post to: Secretary, Journeys for Climate Justice, 4 Belmont St, Surrey Hills Victoria 3127.
Paypal. You will receive a receipt from Paypal, which deducts a small fee.
How to join and renew memberships
Members are our lifeblood – keeping our organisation alive with energy, core funds and help when needed. Want to join? Pay below AND email us and we’ll send you a form.
- Individuals – $30
- Students $10 (includes members in countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Pacific Islands)
- Organisations – $100
Bank Transfer. Pay into our Admin account with the Bendigo Bank.
BSB: 633-000. Account: 142315415.
Please include your name.
Cheque or Paypal – see above under Donate.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
SRI LANKA. You can support new youth journeys to be run this year by our partner organisation ECO-V (www.eco-v.org). Many have been run since the very first in 2011. The Journeys:
– train environmental leaders through participatory action
– engage local communities via meetings, street drama, handouts
– bridge ethnic and religious divides
– kick-start youth-led projects
– raise awareness via national media about climate change, conservation, transport alternatives, and plastic pollution.
BANGLADESH. JCJ is working with activists in Bangladesh to oppose coal imports from Australia. Funds are welcome to help with this initiative. You can also help us support other two projects that JCJ is part-funding:
– photovoice workshops in the slums of Dhaka being run by Michael Chew, who is a long-standing JCJ member;
– a film about climate change impacts by Sara Dodamead
PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Earlier this year, JCJ helped Friends of the Earth with funds to support relocation of people from the Carteret Islands. They are being literally swamped by rising sea levels. We will support them further if funds are available.
INDIA. We intend to support the push by grassroots Indian campaigners for alternatives to coal imports from Australia. This builds on Stephen Bygrave’s successful trip to Sri Lanka in 2015 where he engaged widely – from young activists through to senior politicians. While learning much himself, he explained BZE’s plans that demonstrate how a country can make a rapid transition to 100% renewables.
Other important ways to help. Please tell us if you wish to support them.
- Student discovery – taking international and local students to experience nature and environmental projects out of Melbourne to empower them as environmental leaders here and in their home country. We inspect sites and meet with locals.
- JCJ admin. Our costs are low, but we do need to pay annual registration fees, room hire costs, AGM expenses and the like.
- Membership of JCJ. We welcome more members. Make sure you give us contact details so we can send you an application form. Membership is $30 in countries like Australia, and $10 in countries like Sri Lanka, Bangadesh, Vietnam and the Pacific Islands. Groups are welcome to join too.
JCJ is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We receive no government or industry funding. Your contribution is crucial to help us provide ongoing financial support to our projects in the Asia-Pacific.
We run on minimal overheads so your donation will go further! We particularly value regular donations.