Effective local climate action

Lighter Footprints is a local climate group committed to leading effective climate action.

As a community based organisation working across Melbourne’s inner-east, we aim to influence local, state and national decision makers to urgently halt global warming and take the steps necessary to realise a clean energy future.

February 22 Innovate 2022
Forest info page stop native logging by 2024
March 22 The Land Gap Report
The right to protect our tall trees
November 30 Election debrief YouTube link
Victoria's Gas Substitution Roadmap
July 27 carbon credits YouTube
Lighter Footprints Community Pages
Vote Climate 2022 - campaign wrap

Vote Climate

Vote Climate campaigns to help elect strong climate candidates

Worried about a sustainable future? Want to move faster on clean energy and help shift our politics?
Find out more about our campaign to help increase the climate vote here.


Victorian gas information

Gas information page

Gas is a fossil fuel that impacts our health and climate. Victoria has announced that new homes will not need mandatory gas connections from next year, but there is no clear timetable to transition to cleaner, safer electric homes. Find out more here.

Making the switch

Making the switch to clean electric appliances interactive brochure information page

Electric appliances are cleaner, safer and will save you money. Visit our information page with links to buyers guides, reviews and an interactive pdf.

Coming Events

Innovate 2023: Annual Energy Update with Simon Holmes à Court

The world faces a renewable energy challenge and the clock is ticking. To avoid a climate catastrophe we will need to act with speed and innovation will be key. Join us to hear energy policy expert Simon Holmes à Court's outlook on the energy landscape in the year ahead.

Feb 22 Innovate 2023

Australian states have increased their emission reduction targets and the Albanese government is moving on emissions. For a safer climate future a massive increase in renewable energy will be required to meet and beat these targets. What are the challenges to achieving this transition? What game changing innovations are coming down the pipe? What opportunities does Australia have and are we well positioned to grasp them?

The Land Gap Report – challenging the ‘Net’ in Net Zero

Net Zero is progress. Or is it? The Land Gap Report asks the question 'Where is all this land that countries plan to use as carbon sinks to achieve net Zero?' and finds some very challenging answers.

March 22 The Land Gap Report Dr Kate Dooley

Report lead author Dr Kate Dooley will be speaking to us about the Land Gap report which examines land use and climate change. There simply isn't enough land to expect to be able to offset business as usual for the fossil fuel industry. Over-reliance on carbon removals could push ecosystems, land rights and food security to the brink with new land area equivalent to 50 percent of the world’s croplands currently being required to meet climate targets. Protecting and restoring forests, protecting land rights and developing agroecology are critical for a safer climate future.