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 educate, advocate and bring people together. We inform the community, create the momentum for change and influence Australian decision makers to take the action necessary to halt global warming as a matter of urgency.

July 17 Tim Forcey My Efficient Electric Home handbook
Forests information page
February 21 Race to Zero full presentation
Electrify our homes with energy expert Tim Forcey - five minute video highlights
Victoria's native forests with Prof David Lindenmayer - video highlights
Household gas health impacts with Dr Genevieve Cowie - video highlights
Insulation and draught proofing tips video highlights with EcoMaster
Lighter Footprints Community Pages
Reduce energy bills and increase comfort with energy efficiency

Support Electrify Boroondara

Electrify Boroondara Working Group information page

Care about lower energy bills and getting off gas? Lighter Footprints is backing the community-wide Electrify Boroondara project, supporting the move to cleaner, safer, all electric homes. Find out more or join the EB working group 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 no longer need mandatory gas connections, 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

Knowledge is power – control your energy bills, increase home comfort

The transition is underway, and every household will take different paths in their transition to a clean, efficient, affordable electric future. Get advice at our July meeting with Tim Forcey who will introduce his new book 'My Efficient Electric Home Handbook'.

July 17 Knowledge is Power

We also have three other home efficiency assessors joining us with different approaches and levels of service such as energy use analysis, scorecard assessments, trade recommendations or management assistance. Join us to learn more about lowering your energy bills and increasing the comfort of your home.

Energy Policy: Facts and Fantasy

Australia’s energy transition is well under way and kicking goals with renewables producing almost 40% of Australia's electricity and rising. Australia has a detailed plan to transition its energy system. It's been developed by experts and it's called the Integrated Systems Plan (ISP). That’s the good news. So why all this talk of nuclear? How do we sort the facts from the spin?

August 21 Energy Policy- Fact or Fantasy with Dr Dylan McConnell

Dr Dylan McConnell, renewable energy & energy systems analyst at UNSW Sydney, will give us the facts and identify the potential wrong turns on the road to a clean energy future. Dylan has extensive experience in analysing the electricity sector in Australia and is a regular contributor to the public conversation on energy policy.