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

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.