Effective local climate action

Influencing decision makers and community

Lighter Footprints, a committed local climate group, aims to influence Australians (including local, state and national decision makers) to take the necessary action to halt global warming as a matter of urgency.

Climate: Listening to an Indigenous Perspective with Lidia Thorpe
Lighter Footprints event Councils stepping up for climate action
Anna Skarbek: Decarbonisation Futures
Climate, the Financial Sector and Shareholder Action - Market Forces blog
Communication Success: Engaging with MPs blog

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We are looking for action, rather than further debate. We need your help and are keen to support you to get involved so please join in.


We facilitate large events as well as offering a range of exciting speakers on clean energy, sustainability and climate action at our monthly meetings.

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Coming Events

Councils stepping up on climate action

Join us to discover how councils can lead the charge on climate. What does best-practice climate action look like at a local government level? What are some Melbourne councils currently doing to spearhead emissions cuts?

To help explore some exciting local solutions we’ll be joined by three sitting Councillors: Cr Amanda Stone from Yarra City, as well as Cr Prue Cutts and Cr Tina Liu from Whitehorse. They’ll be joined by Hannah Snape, Climate Program Manager at Ironbark Consulting - a leading sustainability solutions firm that assists local governments across the country with their climate action plans.