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 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 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. Many of us will need advice about how to go all electric and improve the energy efficiency of our homes. At our July meeting Tim Forcey will be speaking and introducing his new book "My Efficient Electric Home Handbook". We also have three other home efficiency assessors joining us who will describe the services that they offer, the fees that they charge and other matters such as whether they provide reports and / or assistance with arranging for work to be completed.

July 17 Knowledge is Power

How will you transition to an energy efficient home? What will be your initial focus? How far along the journey are you? Will your priority be insulation and draft proofing, rooftop solar, getting off gas or home energy management? What help do you require? We aim to provide many of the answers to these questions at this event.