What’s On

Lighter Footprints works hard to facilitate strong action to ensure a safe climate future through advocacy, community engagement and events. Our monthly meetings offer a range of exciting speakers on clean energy, sustainability and climate action and we also run large scale community forums.

Coming Events

The Land Gap Report – challenging the ‘Net’ in Net Zero

Net Zero is progress. Or is it? The Land Gap Report asks the question 'Where is all this land that countries plan to use as carbon sinks to achieve net Zero?' and finds some very challenging answers.

March 22 The Land Gap Report Dr Kate Dooley

Report lead author Dr Kate Dooley will be speaking to us about the Land Gap report which examines land use and climate change. There simply isn't enough land to expect to be able to offset business as usual for the fossil fuel industry. Over-reliance on carbon removals could push ecosystems, land rights and food security to the brink with new land area equivalent to 50 percent of the world’s croplands currently being required to meet climate targets. Protecting and restoring forests, recognising land rights and developing agroecology are critical for a safer climate future.

Safeguarding our Climate

Heavy emitters need to pull their weight - we need real climate action not exemptions and reliance on unlimited dodgy offsets.

April 26 Safeguarding our Climate

The safeguard mechanism is part of a federal policy framework intended to manage and reduce carbon emissions from Australia’s biggest climate polluting companies. Dr Jennifer Rayner, Climate Council's Head of Advocacy, will lay out why it is so important that the heaviest emitters be pulled into line on emissions reductions, and the need to campaign to cease new oil and gas. Leigh Ewbank, Senior Climate Outreach Manager for Solutions, Climate Action Network Australia will outline current campaigns to put pressure on the heavy emitters and how you can get involved.

Electrify Boroondara, Electrify our Homes

By switching your appliances from gas to electricity, you can save money on your household bills, improve your family’s comfort, protect them from gas health impacts, and take action to help stop climate change.

May 24 Electrify Boroondara, Electrify our Homes

As well as learning more about how clean, efficient electric appliances can help you lower energy bills, and protect your families health, we will introduce the Electrify Boroondara project.

Past Events

Visit our Past Events page to access a list of all our past monthly meetings, forums and community events.