Be part of the collective change
Meet Jessica Brown, 33, co-founder of New Zealand climate change collective, Co-Benefits.
She was inspired to take action and set up an organisation that makes meaningful change after working for a time in the climate change industry and witnessing government inaction and corporate greenwashing first-hand.
Her lightbulb moment was when she discovered low-carbon and green technology projects that help others reduce their emissions and need funding to go ahead.
Bringing these projects together under the Co-Benefits banner she is enabling others to also become part of the solution by choosing a project and signing up to donate $5 a week.
Projects Co-Benefits support include agro-forestry protecting endangered wildlife whilst creating jobs in Panama. “Helping reduce emissions through our fund is an act of self-care for those feeling overwhelmed by the climate crisis, while also being an impactful act of caring for people and the planet,” says Brown. “Our goal is to get everyone making smart emissions-based climate choices. If 5000 people sign up for a year, the collective can save 52 million kg of CO2e from the atmosphere. That’s the same amount of CO2e that would be saved in a year if 17,800 Kiwis swapped to electric cars.
“With climate justice in mind, we’re helping people and the planet. It’s a win-win.” cobenefits.org