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

Carbon Credits – dodgy offsets or the real deal?

Is the scheme being scammed by some? Prof Andrew Macintosh says some carbon credits lack legitimacy What needs to change?

What are carbon credits? Who accrues them? Who needs them? Where can you buy them? Is the carbon credits market working here in Australia? What needs to change? What about overseas carbon credits? Find answers to these questions and more at our July 27 meeting on Zoom.

Boroondara’s disappearing trees: What can we do about it?

Trees enhance our environment. They are important for mitigating climate change and protecting our health. They help cool our streets and houses and draw down carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere. They also provide essential habitat for native birds and animals, many of which are already under threat.

Boroondara’s disappearing trees: What can we do about it? August 31st Marwal Centre

However, recent research by Professor Joe Hurley from RMIT shows that Boroondara is fast losing its once leafy green tree canopy. Trees are often a casualty during redevelopment, whether for higher density dwellings or just a pool or patio in the backyard. They are also subject to heat stress. Come and hear from the experts about the challenges in protecting our precious trees and the opportunities to reverse this concerning trend.