In honour of a wonderful human being, and a hero to those he met - Leif Indigo Justham - his family have created this website.
Leif believed we each have power to change the world for the better. He was driven by his convictions and his love of this earth and its creatures to bring awareness to issues causing climate change and habitat degradation.
On Monday 22nd March 2021 he set out from Adelaide to cycle solo and unsupported around Australia's Highway 1 to promote the need to divest from polluting industies.
Tragically, as he cycled across the Nullabor on Tuesday 6th April 2021 Leif was struck by a truck and killed.
What can you do?
If you are touched by Leif's story the most important thing you can do is to change your superannuation fund to one that does not invest in fossil fuels or polluting industries. Almost 3 trillion dollars are invested across all Australian super funds and you can use the power of your money to make a real difference. Studies have also shown that ethical superannuation can outperform conventional funds.
If you want to ask your existing super fund or bank directly to change their investment practices you can use this template
There is another simple change you can make in your everyday life. Leif wanted us all to stop using 91 octane unleaded petrol. Australian petrol quality is only ranked 70th globally and is the lowest in the OECD with sulphur levels 15 times higher than permitted in Europe.
If you want to make a donation
There are two non-profit organisations that were close to Leif's heart. A donation to either would be wonderful and they are both tax deductible.
Rebekha Sharkie MP - Australian House of Representatives
Ben Carroll MP - Minister for Roads and Road Safety - Victorian Legislative Assembly
A preventable tragedy. My thoughts are with Leif’s family. So young with so much to give - he lived by his convictions. Australia and the planet are so much poorer for his loss. https://t.co/3EQc1iuHkS