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.
Support Electrify Boroondara
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 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
Electric appliances are cleaner, safer and will save you money. Visit our information page with links to buyers guides, reviews and an interactive pdf.
Monique Ryan the First Year : Climate Wins and Challenges
Dr Monique Ryan MP was elected to Parliament on 21 May 2022. She rode a teal wave of optimism for action on climate change, integrity in government and gender equality. Join us to hear Dr Ryan's reflections on her first year in Parliament with a climate focus.
The Independents don't hold the balance of power but have had a significant impact on this 47th Parliament. We have asked Dr Ryan to speak about what it is like to work as an Independent in Parliament and to give us her view of the key climate legislation which has been passed or which is in prospect.
Agriculture and Climate Action : Success stories and challenges
Occupying half of the country’s land area, agriculture in Australia is vulnerable to climate change. Agriculture also offers potentially significant solutions to the climate challenges of carbon sequestration, emission reductions and maintaining biodiversity.
We will hear from three speakers who "live farming" and can tell us what is really happening on the ground with agriculture in Australia. What progress has been made with soil carbon and emissions reductions? What areas require more research and development? What are the key roadblocks and challenges to farmers adopting regenerative agriculture and acting to protect our climate and biodiversity? Our speakers will also delve into nitty gritty topics like, waste management, animal husbandry, cover crops and minimal tillage.