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.

October 20 Going it alone what states can do for climate action Lighter Footprints event with Minister Lily D'Ambrosio
November 3 Make Solar Easy MCPH Solar Program information night
Raise Australian climate targets campaign
Boroondara has declared a climate emergency - motion passed on Monday 27th September
IPCC Report Lighter Footprints blog Every Fraction of a Degree Matters
Raise Australian climate targets campaign

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

Make Solar Easy

Rooftop solar is so popular - slashing energy bill costs, lowering your carbon footprints and paying for itself in around 3 - 6 years. However for many people, the biggest barrier is access to the right information. This is where the Metro Community Power Hub (MCPH) can offer independent advice, connecting you with trusted suppliers and discounted solar.

November Make Solar Easy online including Getting Off Gas

Peter Mercouriou, MCPH Manager and experienced solar advisor, will guide us through a discussion on the right kind of setup, what sort of panels, heritage factors, whether a battery should be included, and how the MCPH can help with choosing suppliers and installers. The program only works with carefully vetted installers and offers discounts of up to 20% off.

Climate Hopes and Reflections – An evening with your State MPs

Let's get to know our State MPs and hear their thoughts and reflections on the year that was. COVID has dominated our lives but the wheels of government have continued to turn and we are delighted that three of our local leaders will be joining us to share what made them hopeful and what caused them to dispair in 2021, with a particular emphasis on climate.

Climate Hopes and Reflections, and evening with your State MPs, a Lighter Footprints event

This is your chance to engage with John Kennedy, the member for Hawthorn, Paul Hamer, the member for Box Hill and Will Fowles, the member for Burwood. Did you know both Paul Hamer and Will Fowles sit on Parliament's Environment and Planning committee or that Paul Hamer is particularly passionate about transport or that John Kennedy regulary attends our events? All three MPs care about climate. Let's find out what they hope can be achieved in 2022.

Make Solar Easy – Feb 9

Rooftop solar is so popular - slashing energy bill costs, lowering your carbon footprints and paying for itself in around 3 - 6 years. However for many people, the biggest barrier is access to the right information. This is where the Metro Community Power Hub (MCPH) can offer independent advice, connecting you with trusted suppliers and discounted solar.

February 9 Make Solar Easy information night

Peter Mercouriou, MCPH Manager and experienced solar advisor, will guide us through a discussion on the right kind of setup, what sort of panels, heritage factors, whether a battery should be included, and how the MCPH can help with choosing suppliers and installers. The program only works with carefully vetted installers and offers discounts of up to 20% off.