Effective local climate action

Influencing decision makers and community

Lighter Footprints aims to influence Australian local, state and national decision makers to take the action necessary to halt global warming as a matter of urgency.

Lighter Footprints event September 29 Learn more about Boroondara's Climate Action Plan
October 20 Going it alone what states can do for climate action Lighter Footprints event with Minister Lily D'Ambrosio
Join the fight against gas Victorian and National campaigns
Gas-fired recovery, a road to nowhere with Tony Wood an Bruce Mountain Lighter Footprints blog
IPCC Report Lighter Footprints blog Every Fraction of a Degree Matters

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.

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.

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

Learn more about Boroondara’s Climate Action Plan

This is your chance to engage with Council and find out ways we can encourage climate action at the local level! We will be joined by our Mayor, Cr Garry Thompson, Cr Wes Gault and the Coordinator for Environment Sustainability, Mathew Dixon, who will explain Boroondara's new Climate Action Plan and to give us an indication of how we can be involved.

September 29 Boroondara Climate Action Plan Lighter Footprints event

Council hopes to have finalised the action plan and the accompanying two year implementation plan by the time of our 29 September meeting. Join us to learn more about this new approach by Boroondara, and how we can support and strengthen climate action right here in our own locality.

Going it alone! What States can do for Climate Action

Where can we move on climate in Victoria given Australia's conflicted policy landscape? The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio, will outline Victoria's progress towards climate targets, and opportunities for further action despite Federal roadblocks.

October 20 Going it Alone - what States can do for climate action with Minister Lily D'Ambrosio

After hearing from the Minister, she will be joined in conversation with Simon Holmes a Court, Senior Advisor to the Climate and Energy College, Melbourne University. The evening will be facilitated by Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Strategic Director, Women Environmental Leadership Australia. There will be time for audience questions.