Enjoy living and working in climate-friendly ways.

When we act together, big things happen. Clean and clever energy choices can help you get more out of life, while saving money and reducing climate changing carbon emissions.

  • Swap one car trip a week

    Mix it up. Walk, bike, bus, train or ride share for a lower-emissions option.

  • Insulate your home

    A warm home keeps you healthy, and can cut your power bills too.

  • Reduce work trips

    Online meetings save time and stress, and reduce the fuel you use.

  • Holiday in New Zealand

    Take a local break in paradise and enjoy a low-carbon holiday.

Living your life Gen Less

Maximise your lifestyle while reducing your energy use.
Start small or go large – it’s up to you.

Running a business Gen Less

How using less energy can help you
succeed in a changing world.

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

Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund open

Find out how to get on board New Zealand’s low emissions transport future, with co-funding to drive innovation and investment. Round 9 of the fund is open until 12pm, Monday 14 September 2020.