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.

February 22 Innovate 2022
Forest info page stop native logging by 2024
November 30 Election debrief with Freja Leonard, FOE and Sarah Rogan, EV
The right to protect our tall trees
Vote Climate Neighbours why I am. voting for climate this November
Victoria's Gas Substitution Roadmap
July 27 carbon credits YouTube
Lighter Footprints Community Pages
Vote Climate 2022 - campaign wrap

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.


Victorian gas information

Gas information page

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

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

Lighter Footprints End of Year Celebrations

We're looking forward to ending the year in traditional Lighter Footprints fashion: a BBQ outside the Guide Hall with fantastic live music from Soul Theatre Company.

Dec 14 End of year celebration 2022

It's time to celebrate our wins, enjoy a laugh, some good cheer and great company. Please bring your own BBQ fare and drink plus a salad, bread or desert to share.

Innovate 2023: Annual Energy Update with Simon Holmes à Court

The world faces a renewable energy challenge and the clock is ticking. To avoid a climate catastrophe we will need to act with speed and innovation will be key. Join us to hear energy policy expert Simon Holmes à Court's outlook on the energy landscape in the year ahead.

Feb 22 Innovate 2023 with Simon Holmes à Court

Australian states have increased their emission reduction targets and the Albanese government is moving on emissions. For a safer climate future a massive increase in renewable energy will be required to meet and beat these targets. What are the challenges to achieving this transition? What game changing innovations are coming down the pipe? What opportunities does Australia have and are we well positioned to grasp them?