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Thursday, September 19 2019 - 11:14
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Finding a Way for Businesses to Support the Global Climate Strike
SYDNEY, Sept. 19, 2019/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

If you can't STRIKE, you can plant a TREE 
ReadyFundGo Campaign to engage businesses and employees 


On 20 September 2019, millions of people around the world will walk out of 
their workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets, 
calling on world leaders to act now on climate change as part of the Global 
#ClimateStrike inspired by 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg. 

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190919/2585485-1

One Sydney business, ReadyFundGo, understands that there may be people working 
in emergency services or in companies with legal obligations to deliver, that 
cannot make it to the strike - so is asking for them to participate by planting 
a tree.

"We now face 'climate crisis' as opposed to 'climate change.' Adults around the 
world are being both inspired and embarrassed into action by the 16-year-old 
schoolgirl Greta Thunberg. 

We know that for whatever reason not everyone will be able to join the strike 
but they can show their support and solidarity by planting a tree. 

By planting a tree, individuals are taking positive action to help reduce 
carbon in the atmosphere, and also show their support for the next generation 
and their demands for swift action on climate change. 

Imagine the impact if each Australian company pledged to plant a tree for each 
employee this September." Jill Storey, CEO ReadyFundGo

According to the United Nations, we only have 11 years to limit the climate 
change catastrophe. Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, 
climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on 
life on Earth. (Source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/ga12131.doc.htm)

With a 1.5-degree global warming scenario we lose 70-90% of the planet's coral 
reefs. At 2 degrees we lose over 99% (Source: Global Warming of 1.5degrees 
Celsius, IPCC https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/)  

Speaking to the BBC last week, Prof King, a former chief scientific adviser to 
the UK government, said: "It's appropriate to be scared. We predicted 
temperatures would rise, but we didn't foresee these sorts of extreme events 
we're getting so soon."

"For many businesses, climate change has been an issue managed by corporate 
social responsibility teams or outlined by HR  as part of their graduate 
recruitment strategy. It now needs to be on board agendas and core to strategy 
both in terms of the risks it brings and future opportunities". Jill Storey, 
CEO ReadyFundGo

Australian crowdfunding platform, ReadyFundGo has partnered with Carbon 
Neutral, Australia's major carbon offset developer who have planted 29.5 
million trees to date. 

Details on how individuals and organisations can participate can be found at: 
https://readyfundgo.com/project/climate-strike/

Video and Images 

https://youtu.be/0dKWuP7bdqI 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dq0199ejp7dhp0t/AAAU70AfE0N14bzED0TgxRyga?dl=0

About ReadyFundGo: ReadyFundGo was created to help startups, innovators and 
communities raise the funds they need without having to go to traditional 
lenders. ReadyFundGo transforms the way innovative and inspiring ideas are 
funded by harnessing the power of the crowd. The team at ReadyFundGo is 
composed of entrepreneurs, creatives, support and leadership that are 
passionate about making a difference in the world. https://readyfundgo.com/

About Jill Storey: Jill is the CEO of Australian crowdfunding platform 
ReadyFundGo and a former Deloitte and KPMG partner. She has an MBA and a 
Masters in Environmental Science. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-storey-21a719171/?originalSubdomain=au

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