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.
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.
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.
Protecting our native forests, precious biodiversity and water catchments, and moving away from fossil gas are key State election issues.
Gas use in our households harms our health - gas cooking is responsible for 12% of childhood asthma and methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Not only is our Mountain Ash the most carbon dense forest type in the world, protection could be worth $70m annually and 750 local jobs in ecotourism, for instance, through the creation of a Great Forest National Park. Listen to Freja Leonard, No More Gas Coordinator, FOE and Chris Schuringa, Campaign Coordinator, Victorian Forest Alliance.
'Together We Can' highlights inspiring stories of everyday people responding with courage and creativity to the immense challenge of our climate crisis. Join author Claire O'Rourke in conversation with Environment Victoria CEO, Jono La Nauze, moderated by Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Strategic Director of Women's Environmental Leadership Australia, from 6-7pm at the Marwal Centre, 9 Marwal Avenue, North Balwyn.
After the conversation, Claire O'Rourke will sign her new book 'Together We Can'. We are delighted to be able to offer the book for sale at a special discounted price for launch attendees.