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.
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.
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.
The Land Gap Report – challenging the ‘Net’ in Net Zero
Net Zero is progress. Or is it? The Land Gap Report asks the question 'Where is all this land that countries plan to use as carbon sinks to achieve net Zero?' and finds some very challenging answers.
Report lead author Dr Kate Dooley will be speaking to us about the Land Gap report which examines land use and climate change. There simply isn't enough land to expect to be able to offset business as usual for the fossil fuel industry. Over-reliance on carbon removals could push ecosystems, land rights and food security to the brink with new land area equivalent to 50 percent of the world’s croplands currently being required to meet climate targets. Protecting and restoring forests, recognising land rights and developing agroecology are critical for a safer climate future.
Safeguarding our Climate
Heavy emitters need to pull their weight - we need real climate action not exemptions and reliance on unlimited dodgy offsets.
The safeguard mechanism is part of a federal policy framework intended to manage and reduce carbon emissions from Australia’s biggest climate polluting companies. Dr Jennifer Rayner, Climate Council's Head of Advocacy, will lay out why it is so important that the heaviest emitters be pulled into line on emissions reductions, and the need to campaign to cease new oil and gas. Leigh Ewbank, Senior Climate Outreach Manager for Solutions, Climate Action Network Australia will outline current campaigns to put pressure on the heavy emitters and how you can get involved.