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.

February 21 2024 Australia's Race to Zero
Forests information page
Household gas health impacts with Dr Genevieve Cowie - video highlights
Electrify our homes with energy expert Tim Forcey - five minute video highlights
Insulation and draught proofing tips video highlights with EcoMaster
Dec 6 End of Year Celebration
Reduce energy bills and increase comfort with energy efficiency
Lighter Footprints Community Pages
Vote Climate 2022 - campaign wrap

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 our 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 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

Lighter Footprints End of Year Celebration 2023

We're looking forward to ending the year in traditional Lighter Footprints fashion with a BBQ at the Guide Hall.

End of Year Celebration Wednesday 6th December, 5.45-8.30pm

It's time to celebrate our wins, enjoy a laugh, some good cheer and great company. Please bring your own BBQ fare and drink plus a salad, bread or desert to share.

Australia’s Race to Zero with Simon Holmes à Court

Worldwide the transition to clean energy economies is underway. The United States has played a significant trump card with its massive investment (AU$520 billion) in renewable energy, electrification and clean industries under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Simon Holmes à Court Australia's Race to Zero event

Will Australia fall behind in the race for investment, resources and expertise to execute the transition? What are our advantages and how can we exploit them? Where are the road blocks and where do our fossil fuel exports fit into the equation?