Effective local climate action

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Influencing decision makers and community

Lighter Footprints aims to influence Australian local, state and national decision makers to take the action necessary to halt global warming as a matter of urgency.

Community Batteries Lighter Footprints Event June 30th
Fully electric home and the fight against gas Lighter  Footprints event July 28
We don't need more gas - Gas facts blog
Gas-fired recovery, a road to nowhere with Tony Wood an Bruce Mountain Lighter Footprints blog
Targets and Tariffs Lighter Footprints blog

Community Action

Community action information page

The government wants to throw our taxpayer funds at large gas companies for massive new gas fields when there are safer, cleaner alternatives right now. Find out more about our campaign to move past gas 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.

Community Batteries

Community batteries information page

Community Batteries are a promising middle scale storage solution of the near future. Victorian trials are underway. Please visit our information page, with links to blogs, videos and other information. Quarterly updates available.

Coming Events

Knowledge is power – control your energy bills, increase home comfort

The transition is underway, and every household will take different paths in their transition to a clean, efficient, affordable electric future. Get advice at our July meeting with Tim Forcey who will introduce his new book 'My Efficient Electric Home Handbook'.

July 17 Knowledge is Power

We also have three other home efficiency assessors joining us with different approaches and levels of service such as energy use analysis, scorecard assessments, trade recommendations or management assistance. Join us to learn more about lowering your energy bills and increasing the comfort of your home.

Energy Policy: Facts and Fantasy

Australia’s energy transition is well under way and kicking goals with renewables producing almost 40% of Australia's electricity and rising. Australia has a detailed plan to transition its energy system. It's been developed by experts and it's called the Integrated Systems Plan (ISP). That’s the good news. So why all this talk of nuclear? How do we sort the facts from the spin?

August 21 Energy Policy- Fact or Fantasy with Dr Dylan McConnell

Dr Dylan McConnell, renewable energy & energy systems analyst at UNSW Sydney, will give us the facts and identify the potential wrong turns on the road to a clean energy future. Dylan has extensive experience in analysing the electricity sector in Australia and is a regular contributor to the public conversation on energy policy.