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.

July 27 carbon credits
August 31 urban trees
Vote Climate 2022 - campaign wrap
The right to protect our tall trees
Kooyong Votes Climate information
Lighter Footprints Community Pages
Chisholm Votes Climate information
Climate action is good for the economy - top reasons to vote climate
Higgins Votes Climate information

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.

MCPH Solar Program

Metro Community Power Hub Solar Program information page

Lighter Footprints has arranged access to successful MCPH Solar as part of the new, State Government supported Metro Community Power Hub, for Boroondara and surrounds. Cut your research time. Find out more about getting solar here.

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.

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Coming Events

Carbon Credits – dodgy offsets or the real deal?

Is the scheme being scammed by some? Prof Andrew Macintosh says some carbon credits lack legitimacy What needs to change?

What are carbon credits? Who accrues them? Who needs them? Where can you buy them? Is the carbon credits market working here in Australia? What needs to change? What about overseas carbon credits? Find answers to these questions and more at our July 27 meeting on Zoom.

Boroondara’s disappearing trees: What can we do about it?

Trees enhance our environment. They are important for mitigating climate change and protecting our health. They help cool our streets and houses and draw down carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere. They also provide essential habitat for native birds and animals, many of which are already under threat.

Boroondara’s disappearing trees: What can we do about it? August 31st Marwal Centre

However, recent research by Professor Joe Hurley from RMIT shows that Boroondara is fast losing its once leafy green tree canopy. Trees are often a casualty during redevelopment, whether for higher density dwellings or just a pool or patio in the backyard. They are also subject to heat stress. Come and hear from the experts about the challenges in protecting our precious trees and the opportunities to reverse this concerning trend.