With a hot northerly blowing and temperatures in the mid-thirties, Lighter Footprints was out and about on Sunday 26 February spreading the message about climate change at the Ashburton Community Festival.

This followed a similar effort at the Sustainable Living Festival in Auburn Rd, Hawthorn on the previous Saturday. Hundreds of leaflets were handed out at the two events, with more than 70 new people added to our email list.

The most gratifying experience was coming across people delighted to find there was a local climate action group in their area. We hope to see some enthusiastic new faces at our monthly meetings.

We used both occasions to alert the local community to our Renewable Energy Forum which will be held later this year. Details will be posted on this website once date, venue and speakers are confirmed.