Welcome to Gen Less – the home of inspiring ideas to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

You’ll find loads of changes you can make that are better for our climate, your wellbeing and your pocket. Choose whatever works best for you. When we all make small changes, big things happen.

Where will you start your climate change action?

  • Living

    Living Gen Less means you can focus energy on the things that really matter. Find ways to make a warm and efficient home that saves energy and power bills, and make climate-friendly choices about what you buy, eat and do.


  • Moving

    Choosing a lower-emissions transport option is one of the best ways to care for our climate. There’s no pressure to change everything all at once. Check out these options and switch it up one trip at a time.


  • Running a business

    Join thousands of New Zealand companies making a proactive commitment to use less energy. You’ll save costs as well as emissions, and get ahead of the curve to meet growing demand for climate-conscious products and services.

    Running a business

Live more with less energy

Curious to know how changing the way we live and work now will impact climate change? We can keep some of what was good about our Covid lockdown and reap the benefits – simple changes that will get us out of our cars, save costs, and free up more time for what we want to do could save carbon emissions the equivalent of taking nearly 50,000 fossil-fuelled cars off the road.

Stories & updates

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  • 2020: the year of collective action and community

    28 May 2020

    In January, EECA Chief Executive Andrew Caseley answered SBN’s call for predictions for 2020, and said it would be the year for “people continuing to recognise the power of collective action – small steps, taken together, making big strides.”

    • Living Gen Less
  • If you could keep one thing from your lockdown experience, what would it be?

    7 May 2020

    It’s fair to say that lockdown life has had its ups and downs – while many of us have been happily working from home, the burden of beating the COVID curve hasn’t been equal, so we need to make sure no one is left behind as we carry on working together.

    • Living Gen Less
  • Celebrating businesses going electric

    25 February 2020

    Throughout March 2020, we celebrated Kiwi organisations who are driving the uptake of electric vehicles. Whether they drive them, share them, rent them out, or they’ve installed public charging infrastructure, these organisations are leading the way.

    • Electric vehicles