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Climate action and sustainability
Our quality of life depends on a healthy natural environment. We need to reduce our emissions and move towards a more sustainable future.
If we want a healthy natural environment, we need to change our response to climate change. This means moving away from a human-centered approach toward an ecological-centred approach.
Take action to reduce your personal emissions and we all reap the benefits.
Healthy ecosystems trap and sequester carbon, retain water, and prevent soil erosion. We need to protect the birds, reptiles and plants affected by loss of habitat.
There are many everyday choices you can make to reduce your emissions.
Start with these resources
FutureFit: Discover your personal impact on the planet
Get a snapshot of your carbon footprint and choose personalised actions to reduce it. Challenge friends, track your progress over time and see how you’re contributing to reducing carbon collectively.
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A toolkit of resources, advice and guides to support your whanau, friends, neighbours or community to Live Lightly.
Create a healthy, energy-efficient home
Find out how to reduce your energy bills, get an in home assessment, borrow a HEAT kit or access loans to make your home warm and dry.
Make the Most of Waste
See up to date information on rubbish and recycling services, community recycling centres, construction waste and learn how you can reduce your waste.
Find your local community group
Join one of the many active groups in Auckland. Make a difference and learn more about how you can Live Lightly.
The Sustainable Schools team supports early childhood centres, schools and youth to foster principles of kaitiakitanga and sustainability through student-led action. There are loads of resources online to get you started.
Support for early childhood centres, schools and youth to foster principles of kaitiakitanga and sustainability.
Water is precious
From November 2019 to May 2020, Auckland experienced its worst drought on record, receiving only 60 per cent of the normal rainfall. Understand what challenges this brings and learn what you can do to help.